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My book's first page is righthanded the second page is lefthanded the third righthanded and so on but I want it of the form: first page to be lefthanded the second page to be righthanded the third lefthanded ... Do you know how to do it? Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Can you please provide your source code for more clarity Commented Jan 17, 2014 at 3:48
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    What \documentclass are you using?
    – Werner
    Commented Jan 17, 2014 at 3:57
  • This should be easy with the memoir document class.
    – JPi
    Commented Jan 17, 2014 at 4:17

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You can use the memoir class:

\documentclass[twoside, openleft]{memoir}
\begin{document}
    First page is a verso (left-side) page.

    \newpage
    Second page is a recto (right-side) page.

\end{document}

If you want to stick to book, article or report documentclass, you have to redefine \cleardoublepage:

\documentclass[twoside]{book}
    \makeatletter
    \renewcommand*\cleardoublepage{\clearpage\if@twoside
      \ifodd\c@page \hbox{}\newpage\if@twocolumn\hbox{}%
      \newpage\fi\fi\fi}
    \makeatother
\begin{document}
        First page is a verso (left-side) page.

        \newpage
        Second page is a recto (right-side) page.
\end{document}

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