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How would I create a "page intentionally left blank" wherever I wish to put one? Specifically, I'd like to place a page like that between the title page and ToC, and between the list of figures and main matter. I'm currently using

\newpage\null\thispagestyle{empty}\newpage

to keep them blank, but I'd like to add that identifier.

I've looked through this article pretty thoroughly, How do I make pages which were "intentionally left blank"?, and I'm not sure what is specific to scrbook and what could be used generally.

MWE below:

\documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{titlepage}
  ...
\end{titlepage}
\newpage\null\thispagestyle{empty}\newpage
\setcounter{page}{1}
\tableofcontents
\newpage
\listoffigures
\newpage\null\thispagestyle{empty}\newpage
... 
\end{document}

Thanks in advance!

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Here is a suggestion using scrlayer to define an layer page style for these pages:

\usepackage{scrlayer}
\DeclareNewLayer[
    foreground,
    %textarea,% use only the textarea
    contents={%
      \parbox[b][\layerheight][c]{\layerwidth}
        {\centering The space above and below the message
          intentionally is left blank.}%
    }
  ]{blankpage.fg}
\DeclarePageStyleByLayers{blank}{blankpage.fg}

Note that you can still use a package of your choice for the other headers and footers of the other pages. In the example below fancyhdr is used.

\documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article}

\usepackage{scrlayer}
\DeclareNewLayer[
    foreground,
    %textarea,% use only the textarea
    contents={%
      \parbox[b][\layerheight][c]{\layerwidth}
        {\centering The space above and below the message
          intentionally is left blank.}%
    }
  ]{blankpage.fg}
\DeclarePageStyleByLayers{blank}{blankpage.fg}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}

\begin{titlepage}
  \Huge Titlepage
\end{titlepage}
\newpage\null\thispagestyle{blank}\newpage
\setcounter{page}{1}
\tableofcontents
\newpage
\listoffigures
\newpage\null\thispagestyle{blank}\newpage
\blinddocument
\end{document}

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    To avoid the contradiction when stating that the page are intentionally left blank, when it obviously is not left blank, I write: ‘The rest of the page intentionally is left blank’. Since your are centring the message, maybe the message should state that the space above and below the message intentionally is left blank. – Sveinung May 1 '16 at 21:31

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