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When I include a pdf-document inside a Lyx document using the function inside Lyx (Insert -> External Material) which calls pdfpages, at least two pages are super-impressed (one appear on top of an other one), it is either (suppose I put the pdf-document at the end of my typing)

  • the last page of the Lyx document and the first page of the pdf-document

  • the two-first pages of the pdf document, when I try to put a clear-page, page-break or new-page in Lyx in order to avoid the first problem

Is there a way to avoid this ? Is it material dependent, or a problem with my options in pdfpages (I just put pages=-, fitpaper=true) ?

I'm using revtex 4-1, is it possible it's a conflict between templates ?

Thanks for any help.

  • Did you try \usepackage{pdfpages}? – Yorgos Jun 6 '15 at 7:58
  • @George LyX adds that for you, and without it an error would be issued when creating the PDF. – Torbjørn T. Jun 6 '15 at 21:28
  • Have you tried adding a page break before the external material? – Torbjørn T. Jun 6 '15 at 21:29
  • @TorbjørnT. Thanks for your comment. I tried to put a page-break, new-page and clear-page. They all result in a superposition of the two first pages of the extra pdf-document. – FraSchelle Jun 8 '15 at 5:45
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    Seems revtex is incompatible with pdfpages. There is a possible workaround in Inserting a PDF file in REVTeX 4.1 with reprint option (requires ERTs). Alternatively, you could generate the document without the included PDF, and merge the two PDFs afterwards. – Torbjørn T. Jun 8 '15 at 9:04
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I had the same problem. As said Torbjørn T., it was a problem of incompatibility with revtex for me. I did a work around by adding an empty page at the start of my included pdf with the following code:

~ % unbreakable space
\thispagestyle{empty}
\addtocounter{page}{-1}
\newpage

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