# Roman Numerals for page number in List of Abbreviations [duplicate]

In my report, I am using too many abbreviations. I am using nomenclature structure to create and print them in my document. I want to make roman page numbering up till list of abbreviations. Since my list of abbreviations has gone up to two pages, LaTeX now print arabic page number on the second page of list of abbreviations, which looks very odd to me. I want to write roman letters on the second page.

Any help?

## marked as duplicate by user31729, Mensch, Gonzalo Medina, Werner, moeweOct 17 '15 at 17:16

• 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 Mar 13 '15 at 11:57
• I could imagine, that a \clearpage after the nomenclature list could help – user31729 Mar 13 '15 at 11:58
• @SoundsOfSilence, \clearpage worked for me. Thank you. – Kashif Ali Mar 13 '15 at 12:02
• I think we can close this question then, since it's hard to provide the answer \clearpage ;-) – user31729 Mar 13 '15 at 12:07
• A \clearpage or \cleardoublepage command should always precede \pagenumbering. However, you might benefit from using the book class and its \frontmatter and \mainmatter commands that take care of the numbering business. – egreg Mar 13 '15 at 13:09

Apparently \clearpage before \pagenumbering solved the question, otherwise the following \pagenumbering command leaks backwards.

To see this, remove \cleardoublepage in the following example → the arabic page numbers are even in the List of Abbrevations although roman was specified before.

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\newcommand{\listofabbreviations}{%
\section*{Fake command}
\blindtext[6]
}

\begin{document}
\pagenumbering{roman}
\listofabbreviations
\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{arabic}
\tableofcontents

\chapter{First chapter}

\end{document}