# Pdf insert leads to only blank pages with pdfpackages [closed]

I have installed the package:

\usepackage{pdfpages}


However when I call on to the function:

\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample8_1.pdf}


It only shows blank pages. This file regards an Excel file which is not something special.

I do not know what the problem is to show the content of the pdfs but it doesn't work. Btw it also does not work pdfs containing images.

Do you guys know by any chance what the problem could be?

this is the code:

\chapter{Geotechnical information borrow area}
\label{app:borrowarea}
\begin{landscape}
\begin{figure}[h!]
\centering
\captionsetup{justification=centering,margin=2cm}
\includegraphics[width=1.30\textwidth]{figures/1.png}
\caption{Overview borrow area with soil samples}
\label{Borrow1}
\end{figure}
\begin{figure}[h!]
\centering
\captionsetup{justification=centering,margin=2cm}
\includegraphics[width=1.3\textwidth]{figures/2.png}
\caption{Profiles of soil samples 1}
\label{Borrow2}
\end{figure}
\begin{figure}[h!]
\centering
\captionsetup{justification=centering,margin=2cm}
\includegraphics[width=1.3\textwidth]{figures/3.png}
\caption{Profiles of soil samples 2}
\label{Borrow3}
\end{figure}
\begin{figure}[h!]
\centering
\captionsetup{justification=centering,margin=2cm}
\includegraphics[width=1.3\textwidth]{figures/4.png}
\caption{Profiles of soil samples 3}
\label{Borrow4}
\end{figure}
\begin{figure}[h!]
\centering
\captionsetup{justification=centering,margin=2cm}
\includegraphics[width=1.3\textwidth]{figures/5.png}
\caption{Profiles of soil samples 4}
\label{Borrow5}
\end{figure}
\end{landscape}

\includegraphics{Borrowsoilsample6_1.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample6_1.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample8_1.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample10_1.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample11_1.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample11_2.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample11_3.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample11_4.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample12.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=-]{Borrowsoilsample14.pdf}'


This is an appendices file of my bigger file. The output is complete blank for the correct number of pages. There are no white pages in the pdf present.

So to straighten it out, there are no errors given. the pdfs are accepted however they are completely blank. Not even the page numbering is displayed. Hopefully somebody knows the way to fix it!

## closed as unclear what you're asking by user36296, Troy, TeXnician, Stefan Pinnow, Phelype OleinikMay 23 '18 at 11:45

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• Welcome! We need to know something about what is going wrong and about your code. A complete minimal example rather than fragments would be good, but also what you see in the console output and/or log file. Does the PDF include blank pages? Is it in your working directory? – cfr Oct 11 '16 at 23:32
• You can highlight code in your post using back-ticks. To highlight code-blocks, either indent them by four spaces or use the {} on the gui. – Andrew Oct 12 '16 at 0:08
• Like what I now added? – John Peters Oct 12 '16 at 21:00
• Hopefully you guys know a solution! – John Peters Oct 14 '16 at 15:51
• Can you somehow send the pdf? I had this problem before and the problem lies with the pdf file itself. – Aubrey Blumsohn Oct 16 '16 at 23:23