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I am writing my thesis in a two sided document style. However I want the title page, certificate page and declaration page to be in a single sided format. How do I do this in LYX ?

I used standard report class.

  • At the menu bar you have: Insert > Formatting > Clear Double Page – CarLaTeX Jul 25 '16 at 18:12
  • @CarLaTeX That's not what he asked, I think. – Torbjørn T. Jul 25 '16 at 18:35
  • Curious: To clarify, do you want symmetric margins for those pages? – Torbjørn T. Jul 25 '16 at 18:36
  • @TorbjørnT. My thesis is double-sided and I've done: title-page - clear double page - dedication - clear double page - Table of contents - clear double page - rest of the thesis... and it works. Is it not correct? Why change the margin if all pages are bound at the end? – CarLaTeX Jul 25 '16 at 20:38
  • @TorbjørnT. You are correct. I want symmetric margins for these pages only. The rest of the pages are to be in double sided document format for which I have specified the outer and inner margins as given in univ. guidelines. – Curious Jul 25 '16 at 21:03
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As I mentioned briefly in a comment, I wouldn't do this I think. Keep the margins constant throughout.

That said, it looks like you can do this with the geometry package. You don't give any details about documentclass or how you set the margins, so this is a bit general. Seemed to work for my simple test with the book class.

  1. Add the geometry package, one of two cases:

    • If you have changed the margins of your document via Document --> Settings --> Page margins, then LyX will already have added the geometry package to your document, so you don't have to do it yourself.

    • If not, go to Document --> Settings --> LaTeX preamble, and add \usepackage{geometry}

  2. In Document --> Settings --> LaTeX preamble, add \AtBeginDocument{\newgeometry{hmargin=4cm}}, changing 4cm to whatever margin you desire.

  3. In your document, right after the last thing that should have symmetric margins, add an ERT with Ctrl + L (or Insert --> TeX code), and type \restoregeometry in this inset.

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