I have a problem with glossaries package.

When I insert my glossary with \printglossary[title=Glossaire] it is inserted in page IV. But my glossary start on page V ; the printglossary make a page break before adding my glossary and I don't want that.

I try to use \let\cleardoublepage\clearpage before \printglossary and that doesn't work, I had again a page break.

I also try to give onepage or oneside options to my \documentclass and that doesn't work too.

How can I do to remove the page break before my glossary ?


Here is pages IV and V. And my Table of Contents.

pages IV and V Table of Content

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    Try with \clearpage\begingroup\let\newpage\relax\printglossary[title=Glossaire]\endgroup. This first inserts a regular \clearpage to get you on the correct page, after which it nullifies \newpage. \cleardoublepage calls \clearpage which, in tern, uses \newpage.
    – Werner
    Aug 27, 2014 at 18:03
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
    – user31729
    Aug 27, 2014 at 18:08
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    Try \renewcommand{\glsclearpage}{\clearpage} or \renewcommand{\glsclearpage}{} Aug 27, 2014 at 18:09
  • Thanks @NicolaTalbot \renewcommand{\glsclearpage}{} works !
    – AMDG
    Aug 27, 2014 at 18:12
  • @Werner you are a life-saver man. :) Thanks very much Jul 8, 2018 at 8:52

1 Answer 1


The glossaries package provides the user command \glsclearpage which is used internally to implement the page break before the glossary. The default behaviour is as follows:

If the package option section=chapter has been used (default when used with classes that define \chapter), then \glsclearpage does \clearpage if \cleardoublepage hasn't been defined. If \cleardoublepage has been defined, then it checks the openright setting and does \cleardoublepage if true, otherwise it does \clearpage. If \if@openright isn't defined but \cleardoublepage is defined it does \cleardoublepage. (Of the top of my head, I can't remember the reason for this last case, but I vaguely remember there was a class that caused this decision. I think most classes that define \cleardoublepage also define \if@openright.)

If the package option section has been set to something other than chapter, then \glsclearpage does nothing as no page break is usually required in this instance.

If you want to change the default settings you can redefine \glsclearpage as required. For example, if you want to use \clearpage instead of \cleardoublepage you can do:


or if you want to completely suppress the page break (regardless of the section setting):

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    I wonder why @Werne's approach works for me, while yours doesn't. Following your approach of using \renewcommand*{\glsclearpage}{}, I still have the glossary title on a new page, and the glossary table itself is moved to the next page.
    – Diaa
    Apr 19, 2020 at 22:05

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