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I'm making a collection on multiple volumes of poetry with poemscol. In page 13 of poemscol manual says:

Be sure to reset the style of page numbering (from \pagenumbering{roman} to \pagenumbering{arabic}) after issuing \putpoemcontents.

But if I put this command, the numbering goes to arabic as intended but also all the contents that should appear on recto pages start to appear on verso pages. Also \leftheader appears on right, and \rightheader on left.

Example code:

\documentclass[a5paper, 11pt, twosided]{book}
\usepackage{fancyhdr,geometry,makeidx, ifthen, keyval, multicol}
\usepackage{poemscol}
\begin{document}
\leftheader{Author -- in the leftheader}
\wholebooktitle{Poems collection book title}
\putpoemcontents
\makepoemcontents
\pagenumbering{arabic}

\begin{volumetitlepage}
\volumetitle{First volume title}
\volumeattribution{First volume attribution}
\end{volumetitlepage}

\poemtitle{First Poem}
\begin{poem}
    \begin{stanza}
        Now on you is the hungry equinox,\verseline
        \index{Now on you is the hungry equinox}
        O little stubborn people of the hill,\verseline
        \accidental{hill,] \sameword--- {\em Nation,\/} {\em Literary Digest\/}
            \sameword, {\em Vanderbilt\/} (I include the reading
            from {\em Vanderbilt\/}
            even though it is the same as in TSP, because
            {\em Vanderbilt\/} was published
            after the other magazine versions but before TSP.)}
        The season of the obscene moon whose pull\verseline
        Disturbs the sod, the rabbit, the lank fox,\verseline
        Moving the waters, the boar’s dull blood,\verseline
        And the acrid sap of the ironwood.\end{stanza}
    \begin{stanza}
        But breed no tender thing among the rocks.\verseline
        Rocks are too old under the mad moon,\verseline
        \accidental{old\missingpunct] \sameword, {\em Vanderbilt\/}}
        Renouncing passion by the strength that locks\verseline
        The eternal agony of fire in stone.\end{stanza}
\end{poem}
\clearpage
\poemtitle{Second Poem}
\begin{poem}
    \begin{stanza}
        Now on you is the hungry equinox,\verseline
        \index{Now on you is the hungry equinox}
        O little stubborn people of the hill,\verseline
        \accidental{hill,] \sameword--- {\em Nation,\/} {\em Literary Digest\/}
            \sameword, {\em Vanderbilt\/} (I include the reading
            from {\em Vanderbilt\/}
            even though it is the same as in TSP, because
            {\em Vanderbilt\/} was published
            after the other magazine versions but before TSP.)}
        The season of the obscene moon whose pull\verseline
        Disturbs the sod, the rabbit, the lank fox,\verseline
        Moving the waters, the boar’s dull blood,\verseline
        And the acrid sap of the ironwood.\end{stanza}
    \begin{stanza}
        But breed no tender thing among the rocks.\verseline
        Rocks are too old under the mad moon,\verseline
        \accidental{old\missingpunct] \sameword, {\em Vanderbilt\/}}
        Renouncing passion by the strength that locks\verseline
        The eternal agony of fire in stone.\end{stanza}
\end{poem}
\end{document}

And the result: On page 1 you see the whole book title. And then the contents table, correctly on a recto page. But then the first volume title (just after using \pagenumbering{arabic}) is on a verso page. In the second poem you can see the numbering in arabic, and also the \leftheader on the right.

If I take out \pagenumbering{arabic} the titles appears on recto page, but the numbering continues in roman.

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  • Many thanks for your example of poemscol usage - there are very few of that. I've no idea why, but LaTeX output is very sparse (pages of empty lines), and there is some error (have to type s to continue). Also the first line should contain twoside (not twosided) - at least for pdflatex. All other works fine. Oct 26, 2020 at 13:40

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Have you tried issuing \clearemptydoublepage just after \makepoemcontents? That will ensure that the following content appears on a recto page.

I would put my main title page in a maintitlepage environment too (but that doesn't seem to be the origin of your problem).

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  • In fact, putting \clearemptydoublepage after \makepoemcontents solve the issue. Jul 22, 2015 at 14:59
  • Also John Burt is the creator of poemscol package. Thank you John!! Jul 22, 2015 at 15:00

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