I'm using the book documentclass, but I use \section instead of \chapter to structure it.

Is it possible to make the sections start on the right (odd pages)?

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Yes. Redefine \section to always issue \cleardoublepage:

\let\oldsection\section% Store \section in \oldsection
\renewcommand{\section}{\cleardoublepage\oldsection}% Prepend new \section with \cleardoublepage

The above assumes you're using a twoside document class option and/or openright.

  • I'm currently not using twoside or openright, but it still seems to work. Do I need to add one of those options? Jan 16, 2015 at 5:52
  • @WeierstrassSauce: Your documentclass may load this by default (like book). What are you using?
    – Werner
    Jan 16, 2015 at 7:17
  • Oh, yes, I am using book so it loads twoside by default, right. Thanks so much! Jan 16, 2015 at 15:53

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