# Why do I get an extra white page before my TikZ picture?

I've created a little diagram in TikZ. Only problem is, it's quite big, so I figured I should use landscape mode for it.

Only problem is, when I put it between

\begin{landscape}
\input{erd.tikz.tex} % my diagram
\end{landscape}

I get an extra white page before the diagram itself.

I can't seem to understand why, any idea?

Thanks.

Here is the tikz picture: http://pastebin.com/L7p48vrW

Here is the document:

\documentclass[border=0.4in]{article}

\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes.multipart}
\usetikzlibrary{matrix}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\usepackage{scalefnt}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{pdflscape}

\makeatletter

\begin{document}

\section{Foo}
Foo bar bar bar foo, foo bar.
\newgeometry{left=2cm,bottom=3cm}
\begin{landscape}
\input{erd.tikz.tex}
\end{landscape}
\restoregeometry
\section{Zip}
Boom boom, zip.

\end{document}

use

\begin{landscape}
\resizebox{!}{0.95\textheight}{\input{erd.tikz.tex}}
\end{landscape}


The image is too big. The reason why it is placed on the following page.

• Tried that. Still no luck. – Tobia Tesan Aug 8 '14 at 15:41
• True, it should be {0.95\textheight}. I`ll correct it – user2478 Aug 8 '14 at 15:43
• Ah, yes luck, this time. Wonderful. Thanks a lot. However, I wonder why this is needed: even without that all the visible picture fits neatly on the page. Is there an invisible/fully white part of the TikZ picture? Sounds... un-TeXish to me, for lack of a better term. – Tobia Tesan Aug 8 '14 at 15:47
• Every object (box) which cannot be placed on the current page will move to the next page. – user2478 Aug 8 '14 at 15:53
• Any hope to avoid this behavior (additional empty page) without resizing the TikZ-picture? – GeMir Feb 14 '18 at 11:54