# Conflict between ifpdf, pdfpages, and auto-pst-pdf

I want to have a centred title page for my twoside report document and I am following these instructions:

Centered title page in twoside report

Here is a minimum (not) working example:

\documentclass[twoside]{report}

\usepackage{auto-pst-pdf}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage{ifpdf}

\ifpdf
\usepackage{tikz}
\else
\usepackage{pst-eucl}
\fi

\begin{document}

\includepdf{pdf-sample.pdf}

\tableofcontents

\newpage

\chapter{Introduction}

This is content.

\end{document}


But the first page appears to be blank. As soon as I remove either \ifpdf... or \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf}, the title page appears in my document. I use pdflatex --shell-escape for compiling. Unfortunately, I need both options for my document. Any help how to work around this problem will be appreciated.

that is a bug in the current tikz. Use:

\listfiles
\documentclass[twoside]{report}
\usepackage{auto-pst-pdf}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{pst-eucl}
\begin{document}

\includepdf{pdf-sample.pdf}

\tableofcontents
\newpage
\chapter{Introduction}

This is content.
\end{document}


However, this gives a warning that auto-pst-pdf cant create a file. But that doesn't hurt, because there is no file to create ...

• I tried this solution, but it does not solve the problem. The first page is still blank. – Alfred Aug 4 '14 at 15:04
• not for me. I am using up-to-date TeXLive 2014 – user2478 Aug 4 '14 at 15:07
• Me too: pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) – Alfred Aug 4 '14 at 15:14
• Try \ifpdf\includepdf{pdf-sample.pdf}\fi. However, here is my generated PDF: comedy.dante.de/~herbert/tmp/test.pdf – user2478 Aug 4 '14 at 15:59
• I am sorry, but the problem still there. – Alfred Aug 4 '14 at 16:10