# Start only some chapters on right-hand side after a set page/chapter

I'm working on my masters thesis, and have a fairly decent structure (I feel..), but I have one issue. I want my chapters to start on the right-hand side, which in itself is not hard to do. However, I've characterized my abstracts(2 of them, an english and a norwegian version) and acknowledgements as chapters, and also the /listoffigures and /listoftables are affected by this right-hand rule in the command: \documentclass[twoside,openright,11pt,a4paper]{report} So, my question is: Is there a way to start the right-hand chapters after a set page, or after a set chapter?

The implementation I use on my .tex file is this:

    \documentclass[twoside,openright,11pt,a4paper]{report}

\usepackage{Chapters/myStyle}
\pagestyle{fancy}

%\fancyfoot[LO[{}
\cfoot{}

%-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\begin{document}

\begin{titlepage}
\begin{center}
%
\includegraphics[width=0.25\textwidth]{img/Universitas.jpg} ~\\[1cm]
\textsc{\LARGE University of ...}\\[1.5cm]
\textsc{\Large Masterthesis}\\[0.5cm]
%
\rule[0.4cm]{14cm}{0.2pt}\\
{ \huge \bfseries Title... \\[0.4cm] }
\rule[1.5cm]{14cm}{0.2pt}\\
%
\begin{minipage}{0.4\textwidth}
\begin{flushleft} \large
\emph{Author:}\\
Firstname \textsc{Lastname}
\end{flushleft}
\end{minipage}
%
\begin{minipage}{0.4\textwidth}
\begin{flushright} \large
\emph{Supervisor:} \\
Prof.~Firstname \textsc{Lastname}\\
\end{flushright}
\end{minipage}
%
\vfill
{\large \today}
%
\end{center}
\end{titlepage}

\input{Chapters/Abstract}
\input{Chapters/Abstrakt}
\input{Chapters/Acknowledgements}

\tableofcontents
\listoftables
\listoffigures

\input{Chapters/Introduction}
\input{Chapters/Theory}
\input{Chapters/Method}
\input{Chapters/Results}
\input{Chapters/Summary}
\input{Chapters/Future_work}
\input{Chapters/AppendixA}
\input{Chapters/AppendixB}
\input{Chapters/AppendixC}
\input{Chapters/AppendixD}

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{Chapters/Bibliography}

\end{document}


I have a .sty file also, which looks like this:

\usepackage{subfigure}
\usepackage{a4wide}
\usepackage{epsfig}
\usepackage{SIunits}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[nooneline]{caption}
%\usepackage[norsk]{babel} %For implementation of norwegian letters æøå
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
%\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\includeonly{biblio}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{enumitem}
%\usepackage{anysize}
\setlength{\parindent}{0in}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}

%------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\makeatletter
\def\thickhrulefill{\leavevmode \leaders \hrule height 1ex \hfill \kern \z@}
%\vspace*{50\p@}%
\vspace*{10\p@}%
{\parindent \z@ \centering \reset@font
\scshape \@chapapp{} \thechapter
\par\nobreak
\vspace*{10\p@}%
\interlinepenalty\@M
\hrule
\vspace*{10\p@}%
\Huge \bfseries #1\par\nobreak
\par
\vspace*{10\p@}%
\hrule
%\vskip 40\p@
\vskip 100\p@
}}
%\vspace*{50\p@}%
\vspace*{10\p@}%
{\parindent \z@ \centering \reset@font
\thickhrulefill
\par\nobreak
\vspace*{10\p@}%
\interlinepenalty\@M
\hrule
\vspace*{10\p@}%
\Huge \bfseries #1\par\nobreak
\par
\vspace*{10\p@}%
\hrule
%\vskip 40\p@
\vskip 100\p@
}}


Any help will be greatly appreciated. Regards, T

• Welcome to TeX.SX! I'm not sure to understand. Issuing \cleardoublepage before the contents you want on the right-sided page does what you want? – karlkoeller Jan 18 '15 at 11:09
• @karlkoeller Do you mean implementing it before my importation of each chapter I don't want to start on the right-hand side? I tried that, it still doesn't remove the double pages from the chapters I want it to. Regards, T – TrAnd Jan 18 '15 at 11:19
• Oh, now I understand. See if my answer solves your problem. – karlkoeller Jan 18 '15 at 11:32

A solution can be to redefine \cleardoublepage to be \clearpage locally to those chapters when you don't want that behavior.

So just write

{\let\cleardoublepage\clearpage%
\input{Chapters/Abstract}
\input{Chapters/Abstrakt}
\input{Chapters/Acknowledgements}

\tableofcontents
\listoftables
\listoffigures
}


and you should obtain what you want.

• This works like a charm, thank you so much! Best regards, T – TrAnd Jan 18 '15 at 11:34