I have a .tex file which is like my main,


\newcommand{\decel}[4]{\langle#1, #2, #3, #4 \rangle}



%%The text

However after a page of information like my name, and school I want an empty page, I am doing:


But this does not work. How do I change it so it works?


gives an empty page. \null is defined as \hbox{}. This is needed because TeX doesn't create a pagebreak if there is nothing on the page. You can define an own command:

  • By following your steps, I create a new page but without the page number. Any way around it? Thanks. – feanor22 Nov 27 '14 at 3:21
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    that obvious! Delete the \thispagestyle{empty} if you want a page number – user2478 Nov 27 '14 at 5:49
  • Superb ! Exactly what I was looking for.\ – Hirak Mar 25 '16 at 15:06

article class has titlepage option which prints title, author and date on its own page and starts text on second page. book class print a title page and start chapters on right-hand pages leaving and empty page after title page. report class does the same with the twoside option.


\cleardoublepage may also be of help, it brings you to the next available odd page, given the document is typeset in the twoside mode (default in the standard book class, for instance).

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    It was useful for me to use \cleardoublepage\null (in a double-sided document). – Nikos Alexandris Feb 6 '12 at 11:49
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    \cleardoublepage does not work for me. Maybe it works only in specific conditions. – djhurio Dec 30 '12 at 9:06

This might be one of the blind ways to achieve a blank page, but I guess it works just fine in all cases. Just add the following line at the end of text after which you need a blank page

\chapter*{} \thispagestyle{empty} \addtocounter{page}{-1}
  • chapter is not available in the article class. – Troy Mar 14 '17 at 13:59
  • Fair enough, but if you don't want that blank page to be counted then it would be -1 – xxx Apr 19 '17 at 14:47
  • For whatever reason, THIS is the answer that worked for me. Thanks a lot! :) – Dr.Kameleon Aug 16 '17 at 11:30

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