# How to get rid of extra numbered blank page before cover page in LyX?

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:

\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\makeatletter
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% LyX specific LaTeX commands.
%% A simple dot to overcome graphicx limitations
\newcommand{\lyxdot}{.}
\makeatother
\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
\title{\includepdf[pages=-]{Candidature_Coverpage}Title}\maketitle
\end{document}


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