book class with the
twoside option, I get chapters that start on right/odd pages, which is the expected behavior.
Still, I would like to have some specific chapters starting on a left/even page. Is there a way to achieve this?
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book class provides the
openright switch, which is "on" by default. if you want to have a chapter start on the left, just before the
\chapter command, insert
\makeatletter \@openrightfalse \makeatother
make sure this is in the same file as the
\chapter command. if the chapter is in a separate file, accessed by
\include, and the "don't open right" code is in the main file
\include, the code will be delayed until after the
\included file has been
read and processed.
to reset the right-opening mode, do just the opposite:
\makeatletter \@openrighttrue \makeatother
this can be made into a pair of commands, perhaps