I browsed through the question history for a while but could not find something helpful for my problem. Sorry, in case I missed a fitting case.

I use document class scrartcl for writing my PhD thesis. I want my sections to start directly after the previous text ended, i.e. I want to prevent them from starting automatically on a new page. How do I do this?

Alternatively, is there another document class that you would recommend?

I am still at beginner level of LaTeX, so I would appreciate a simple solution ;)


Wow. Thx for the quick responses! And yes, I do use \include. Sorry, I was not aware that this can cause "special effects"...So, can I do something to prevent this from happening?

@egreg: Thx. I will give the "scrbook" a shot. Although, it will not solve my \inlcude-problem, I guess?

@wasteofspace: No, I am not using \chapter as "section".


@Joseph: Because I am new to this and have not known better. I got a template from a collegue and this was its documentclass. I will try the one recommended by egreg.

  • What you describe is not the standard behaivour, sections usually starts directly after each other. Could it be that you use \include{} or something similar? Could you post a MWE with your problem? – Ahlqvist Jun 25 '14 at 10:48
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! By default, \section doesn't make LaTeX start a new page. If this happens to you, then you must have something that causes it in your document preamble. Or usage of \include, of course. I'm not sure that scrartcl is good for a PhD thesis, probably scrbook is better. – egreg Jun 25 '14 at 10:48
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    are you using \chapter for your "sections"? – wasteofspace Jun 25 '14 at 10:50
  • Use \input instead of \include – egreg Jun 25 '14 at 16:18
  • I second egreg's comment: Why are you using an article class for a thesis? – BlackBird Jun 25 '14 at 18:22

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