For some reason my page numbering restarts after table of context and changes from roman to arabic numbers. I don't really know how to make MWE for this because I use include to put text into the document. Here is how that part of the code looks like:


With this I get roman numbering for table of contents, as it should, but after that the Introduction chapter starts with arabic numbering instead to continue roman numbering.

What am I doing wrong?

  • Please make your code compilable (if possible), or at least complete it with \documentclass{...}, the required \usepackage's, \begin{document}, and \end{document}. That may seem tedious to you, but think of the extra work it represents for TeX.SX users willing to give you a hand. Help them help you: remove that one hurdle between you and a solution to your problem.
    – jub0bs
    Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 17:00
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    the \pagenumbering command takes effect immediately, on the current page-in-progress. to delay it until the next page, insert a \clearpage before you issue \pagenumbering. Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 17:03
  • I am afraid I don't understand what you mean. I don't want to delay anything. I want my introduction to continue the roman page numbering of the table of contents.
    – stx932
    Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 17:05
  • Ignore my last comment! Inserting /clearpage before \pagenumbering{arabic} solved the problem. Thank you!
    – stx932
    Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 17:07

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the \pagenumbering command takes effect immediately, on the current page-in-progress. i suspect that your introduction is not more than one page long, so that would still be "live" when you reset \pagenumbering{arabic}.

to delay the effect of this command, insert \clearpage before you issue \pagenumbering.

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