How can I add a white pages after the table of contents in order to have the abstract on a right page?

If I add


I cannot get the white page added.


2 Answers 2


In general you need place something on the page, like \hbox{} (aka \null), otherwise two page breaks in a row are ignored:


But actually you should use \cleardoublepage instead! It ensures that the next page is on a right page.

  • Just tried, exactly what i needed.
    – remix_tj
    Commented Oct 29, 2011 at 13:33

If you equate a "right" page with an odd-numbered page, you have to issue \cleardoublepage after the table of contents and to make sure that your document is in twoside mode. (In oneside mode, LaTeX regards every page as "right" page, and the standard classes article and report that feature an abstract environment are oneside by default.)



(The Toc)


(The abstract)

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    yes, my document is twoside, so cleardoublepage is what i need.
    – remix_tj
    Commented Oct 29, 2011 at 13:32

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