# Don't number blank pages in twoside option of memoir class

I have two versions of a lengthy document, one electronic and one for print. For the print version I am using the twoside option in memoir, and for the electronic, the oneside option. Since twoside introduces blank pages so that the chapters always start on a righthand page, the page numbering is slightly different between the two versions.

I would like both documents to have the same page numbering, i.e., I want to not number added blank pages.

I looked at the solution given here: How to not count blank pages in frontmatter of two-sided document but it did not work for me.

Here are the MWEs:

The twoside version produces 35 total pages, with one numbered blank page in between the two chapters:

\documentclass[twoside]{memoir}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}
\Blinddocument
\Blinddocument

\end{document}


The oneside version produces 34 total pages, with no blank page in between the two chapters:

\documentclass[twoside]{memoir}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}
\Blinddocument
\Blinddocument

\end{document}

• Possible, but a very bad idea. Per definiton, right hand pages are odd pages. – Johannes_B Jun 21 '15 at 10:37
• Do not do this. I would rather eliminate the blank pages. Pass openany as option to memoir – MaxNoe Jun 21 '15 at 10:38
• @MaxNoe what do you mean by pass openany as option to memoir? – Beyond-formulas Jan 31 '16 at 20:02
• \documentclass[twoside, openany]{memoir} – MaxNoe Feb 1 '16 at 0:24
• @MaxNoe I had the exact same question and your answer fixed the issue for me. Please post as an answer. – gaborous Jun 13 '16 at 16:37