# Printing a book - text on odd numbered pages with even numbered pages left blank

Printing a book - text on odd numbered pages with even numbered pages left blank. Is it possible to get this style in LaTeX in an automated way?

You can insert arbitrary text at shipout time using atbegshi's \AtBeginShipout{<code>}. As <code> we insert some non-printing content \mbox{} and then flush the page \clearpage. Executing this code during shipout inserts a blank page:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{atbegshi}
\AtBeginShipout{%
\ifodd\value{page}%
\mbox{}% Insert something blank on a page
\clearpage% Flush page
\fi
}
\usepackage{lipsum}% Just for this example

\begin{document}

\sloppy% Just for this example
\lipsum[1-50]
\lipsum[1-50]
\lipsum[1-50]
\lipsum[1-50]

\end{document}


Since each blank page is just a regular page (with the default header/footer), you can issue \thispagestyle{empty} (or another page style) to change this.

• Is it possible to print the figures and tables only on the verso pages? – vctu Oct 28 '16 at 5:01
• @venkatesanRamachandiran: Probably, but now you're forcing floats to not float. So if you're willing to perform some manual placement, then sure... – Werner Oct 28 '16 at 5:36