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I have the following files:

Thesis.tex

\documentclass{scrreprt}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\newcommand{\bflabel}{\aclabelfont}

\input{classicthesis-config}
\begin{document}
\chapter{Introduction}
\include{input}
\end{document}

input.tex

\blindtext

classicthesis-config.tex

... copied from the distribution ...

When I put \chapter before the \include, what I get is this:

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Instead, when I move \chapter{Introduction} to intput.tex, I get this:

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I wonder why this is the case.

marked as duplicate by Johannes_B, Gonzalo Medina, egreg, Werner, user13907 Aug 5 '15 at 16:57

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  • That is not normal, your document is doing crazy things and we don't see it. – Johannes_B Aug 5 '15 at 16:10
  • @Johannes_B In that case I will provide an MWE, I thought this was normal. – oarfish Aug 5 '15 at 16:10
  • Turns out the space occurs only when \chapter{Introduction} is in the main file, not in the included file (see edited question). – oarfish Aug 5 '15 at 16:35
  • \include makes a clearpage – Johannes_B Aug 5 '15 at 16:36
  • \include always forces a new page. the \chapter line should be in the \included file. (this must have been asked before. i'll go looking.) – barbara beeton Aug 5 '15 at 16:37