I have a 50 pages document in LyX. For this report I have to add a coverpage before the title with different style and template from the report. This is what I do: I create my coverpage in a separate LyX file and compile it to "cover_page.pdf" At the beginning of my report I insert an "External Material, PDFPages" and put the "cover_page.pdf" there. in LaTeX and LyX options tab I write "pages=-" (Although I am not sure what it does! I suppose if the external material is has multiple pages, without this command just the first page is shown)

When I compile the whole thing, My cover page is there before the title but the output PDF file starts with an extra blank page that is numbered (1) also.

Is there a way to get rid of this page? Thanks,

P.S. Someone has suggested somewhere that the paragraph settings should be on "Default". Mine is on default but still I have this problem.

EDIT: I tried the same coverpage with a minimal example, a containing just a title. This is the exported LaTex:

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% LyX specific LaTeX commands.
%% A simple dot to overcome graphicx limitations

But the blank page is still there before the coverpage.

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Indeed, with pages=- all the pages in the PDF will be included. So the blank page is before the cover page? Can you create a minimal document showing the behaviour (see wiki.lyx.org/FAQ/MinimalExample) and edit your post to include this .lyx file, or exported LaTeX code? – Torbjørn T. Apr 8 '14 at 10:17
  • Thanks, that made it really easy to see where the problem was. – Torbjørn T. Apr 8 '14 at 10:33

This happens because you've inserted the cover page as part of the title, it should be before the title, and the style should be Standard. To fix this, place the cursor between the included PDF and the title, and hit enter to add a paragraph break between them. Then move the cursor to the paragraph containing the inserted PDF, and select Standard from the style drop-down menu in the top left.

  • @Adham Glad I could help. You could consider accepting my answer, to mark the question as solved, by clicking the checkmark on the left. – Torbjørn T. Apr 8 '14 at 17:23

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