# To start pagenumbering after title and pdf-page

I have the structure

\documentclass{article} % use prl for onepage
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\maketitle

\begin{tabbing}
\hspace{28em} \= \\ % increased the length to 15em
Supervisor: \> Instructor: \\
Prof. Me \> M.Sc. Tech. You \\
\end{tabbing}

\end{titlepage}

\clearpage
\includepdf[pages={1}]{abstract_1.pdf}
\clearpage
\end{document}


How can you start pagenumbering after the title page and included pdf-page? So at the third page should be 3. I have at the moment 1 in the front page and 2 in the third page. So two mistakes.

• since you want a page number one greater than what is there now, after the \clearpage, \stepcounter{page} should advance the current value by one. – barbara beeton Dec 3 '13 at 14:16
• @barbarabeeton Thank you! Your answer solves one problem. The other remains: to take off the pagenumber from the title page. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Dec 3 '13 at 14:33

there are two problems here:

• omit the page number from the title page. this can be done by adding

\thispagestyle{empty}


after \maketitle.

• change the page number after the pdf-page (which is now 2) to 3. this can be done by inserting

\stepcounter{page}


after the \clearpage.

• The command thispagestyle{empty} should be after the command maketitle too. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Dec 3 '13 at 16:17
• @Masi -- you're correct, thanks. actually, only one `\thispagestyle{empty} is needed; answer corrected. – barbara beeton Dec 3 '13 at 17:06