# How to remove blank page caused by long list tabular

I have searched and read related post in the forum, but didn´t find a solution which can make the blank page disappear. I have used

  \nopagebreak[0]


before, and it worked, but I dont know why it doesnt work anymore when I have changed my print type to oneside from twoside.

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I know where the blank page comes out, and it can be removed by delete one line in "List of Abbreviations", but I still need all the information. Is there a way to get away the blank page but also keep all the information in List of Abbreviations?

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, headsepline,DIV=12,oneside]{report}
\usepackage{mathptmx} %times new roman font
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[backend=bibtex,
style=numeric,natbib=true,sorting=none]{biblatex}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}
\setcounter{tocdepth}{3}
\usepackage{parskip}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage{scrpage2}
\automark[section]{chapter}
\usepackage[normalem]{ulem}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{array, booktabs, caption}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{ltxtable}
\setlength{\tabcolsep}{10pt}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}
\usepackage{longtable}
\setlength{\tabcolsep}{13pt}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{-1}
\pagestyle{empty}
\pagenumbering{roman}
\chapter{Abstract}
\blindtext
\nopagebreak[0]
\chapter{List of Abbreviations}
\thispagestyle{plain}
\begin{tabular}{ll}
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
\end{tabular}%
\lipsum[1-0]
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}
\tableofcontents
\clearpage
\pagenumbering{arabic}
\chapter{Chapter1}
\blindtext
\pagenumbering{roman}
\setcounter{page}{10}
\end{document}


• \include does not force a blank page. – David Carlisle Jan 8 '17 at 23:19
• An example would be needed, but I don't think that \include for the list of abbreviations and the abstract is the right tool to use: \input is much easier and less troublesome. – egreg Jan 8 '17 at 23:29
• You may soon have the need to compiler your individual *.tex files individually for performance reasons, especially if they contain pictures. Therefore you should start using the {subfiles} package right away. refer to this answer for details: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/347721/… – Timothy Truckle Jan 8 '17 at 23:42
• @TimothyTruckle why? the whole point of \include is that it allows chapters to be processed one at a time if needed. No extra package is needed for that. – David Carlisle Jan 8 '17 at 23:52
• I have tried with \input, there is still this blank page . I dont know where it comes from...@egreg – Vivian Jan 9 '17 at 0:12

If you really want to squeeze one more line onto a page, you can use \enlargethispage{}. If you have more entries that will be added, you should look into tables that break over pages, e.g. longtable.

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, headsepline,DIV=12,oneside]{report}
\usepackage{mathptmx} %times new roman font
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[backend=bibtex,
style=numeric,natbib=true,sorting=none]{biblatex}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}
\setcounter{tocdepth}{3}
\usepackage{parskip}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage{scrpage2}
\automark[section]{chapter}
\usepackage[normalem]{ulem}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{array, booktabs, caption}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{ltxtable}
\setlength{\tabcolsep}{10pt}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}
\usepackage{longtable}
\setlength{\tabcolsep}{13pt}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{-1}
\pagestyle{empty}
\pagenumbering{roman}
\chapter{Abstract}
\blindtext
\nopagebreak[0]
\chapter{List of Abbreviations}
\thispagestyle{plain}
\enlargethispage{1em}
\begin{tabular}{ll}
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
ABS   & Anti-lock Brake System \\
\end{tabular}%
\lipsum[1-0]
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}
\tableofcontents
\clearpage
% \pagenumbering{arabic}
\chapter{Chapter1}
\blindtext
\end{document}

• @Vivian With a MWE to start with your problem could have been solved hours ago. But you made the users here spend their time trying to guess a solution based on entirely wrong information. – user36296 Jan 9 '17 at 1:25
• I can´t reproduce the error in the begining , and I thought the problem was \include function which braught the blank page. Otherwise I would provide the MWE earlier. I am aware that the other users can help me better with the MWE. I´m sorry for what has happened. It also takes me very long time before I found out where the problem really is. – Vivian Jan 9 '17 at 1:37

You could try to use \input instead of \include since it doesn't contain a \pagebreak you shouldn't have your blank page problem.

• in most classes \chapter forces a new page anyway so \include does not introduce any extra page breaks. – David Carlisle Jan 8 '17 at 23:29
• You're right but \include contain a \pagebreak which can behave like a page break on odd-numbered pages. And since \input is more low-level it can spare the disconfort that that. – Rémi Nazin Jan 8 '17 at 23:32
• No. \chapter will force one or two new pages depending on the parity of the current page. If each \include starts with \chapter you will just have the same page breaks as using \chapter directly. – David Carlisle Jan 8 '17 at 23:51
• Thank you for your answer. I have tried with \input, there is still this blank page . I dont know where it comes from... – Vivian Jan 9 '17 at 0:15
• I have found out the reason why a blank page appear between list of abbreviation and abstract. Because the content in list of abbreviation is quite long and it almost reach the edge of the page, so that the whole page has been moved one page down in order to keep enough space between. Is there a way to keep the content in abbreviation but also avoid this blank page? @DavidCarlisle – Vivian Jan 9 '17 at 0:53