I would like to replace the title page in Lyx's thesis template by a PDF page.

I tried using pdfseparate and pdfunite from poppler-utils. It works but separating all pages and reuniting them looses hyperlinks used to navigate from the table of content.

I would prefer a Lyx / Latex solution. I inserted the pdf document in Lyx. But then an error comes when I remove the title: "! LaTeX Error: No \title given.".

Is it possible to remove title, author, subject and all element from the title page while still being able to compile a pdf file?

  • This is a non Latex solution that works for me now pdftk A=university_title_page.pdf B=thesis.pdf cat A B2-131 output outfile.pdf based on this site Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 16:37
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    Delete the LyX titlepage and include your pdf using pacage pdfpages.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 17:32

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The problem seems to be caused by the "KOMA-Script Book layout" that this template uses. A quick solution is to add \renewcommand\maketitle{} to your preamble.

  • Thanks, I added \usepackage{pdfpages} in document / settings / Latex preamble. Then I replaced the complete first page in the Lyx document by this Evil Red Text: \includepdf{university_title_page} based on this answer and \renewcommand\maketitle{} based on your answer. Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 23:25
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    Oh, btw, instead of the preamble + Evil Red Text technique, you could also have clicked on Insert > File > External Material..., supply the path to your PDF file there, and select "PDF pages" from the dropdown menu. :)
    – Ginchen
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 2:47
  • Thanks, I added this information in the Lyx wiki page on thesis templates. Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 10:57
  • An this is the answer on pdfpages I wanted to link to in my earlier comment. Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 11:17

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