I am new in LaTeX and I am writing my thesis with it. My problem is when a chapter ends up to an odd number, automatically a blank page is added. But it doesn't work for an even page number I tried \newpage\null\thispagestyle{empty}\newpage but it makes two blank pages. I would be really thankful if you give me some hints.

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    the default behaviour is to ensure that a chapter opening is always on an right hand (odd) page, what behaviour do you need? Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 10:47
  • sounds like OP should remove an openright option (if it exists) and add the openany option to the document class. Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 10:54

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If you don't need different margins on odd and even pages, to allow space for binding, change the document class option from "twoside" to "oneside".

  • I am using a template for writing the thesis. This is the document class which I am using: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, headsepline, numbers=noenddot, bibliography=totoc, listof=totoc, parskip=half, footinclude=false, DIV12, BCOR=5mm, cleardoublepage=empty]{scrbook} I don't mind that the first page of each chapter starts in an odd number. Could you tell me, what should I modify here? Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 11:38
  • There is no sided option specified in your current declaration, and I'm unsure what the default is. You can try adding the oneside option between the square brackets to explicitly specify this, e.g. \documentclass[oneside, a4paper, 11pt....
    – Dave W
    Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 12:48
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    @DaveW The default in scrbook, as in the normal book, is twoside. Edit: and openright. Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 15:33
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    @ShahinMohamadnejad As David Carlisle mentioned in his comment, the default in book-like classes is for chapters to start on odd-numbered (recto) pages, so if the last page of the previous chapter was an odd page you'll get a blank even page, if the last page of the previous chapter was an even page there will be no blank page. Do you really want a blank page between chapters in all cases? Would be nice if you edited your question to include the information about the documentclass by the way. Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 15:39

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