I'm developing a template for articles and so far I've got the title_page.tex and main_document.tex all sorted out and I'm happy with that.

My problem is I also need to have a back page in the document. I'm finding this quite difficult.

For my title_page, I used the \begin{titlepage} group and then inserted it into the main document with \input{title_page.tex}. I've tried to make a similar .tex file for my back page, utilising the \begin{titlepage} environment.

I want my back page to go after my bibliography. When I insert this, the pagenumbering (I'm using lastpage package) messes up. Is there any way I can seemlessly bolt on a final page to my tex document?


Thank you for the comments. I have stopped using the titlepage environment. To solve the issue with the page numbering, I just put:


on the back page file. I think that's all I wanted.

Thank you

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    Welcome! Do you mean a final even page, with a blank odd one if necessary? – egreg Feb 28 '17 at 14:54
  • Welcome to TeX.SE. The titlepage environment resets the page number, that's true, at least for book and article classes. In my opinion, you don't need such titlepage modifications for a back page – user31729 Feb 28 '17 at 14:54
  • Hello, thanks for the replies! When I say "final page", I mean, a fancy looking graphical page which marks the end of the document. It's essentially a title page, but is the final page in the document. Does that make sense? – user1147964 Feb 28 '17 at 14:58
  • Have you tried just using \clearpage? If so, what made that a wrong choice? – Fox Feb 28 '17 at 15:11
  • I have used \clearpage -> \pagestyle{empty} and then specified the page. I think what I basically need to do is make "lastpage" stop incrementing beyond the bibliography. Then everything would work fine. – user1147964 Feb 28 '17 at 15:19

Most likely, the last page must be an even-numbered one, even if it is not numbered.

You have to clear the content pages first, and check if the new page is an odd-numbered one. If this is the case, put dummy content on it, i.e. a \null and clear again with `\clearpage.

In order to forbid lastpage to go beyond the last real page (i.e. not the back page, I have chosen to use \SuspendCounters from xassoccnt:



  \clearpage% Clear first
  \ifodd\c@page % Now, is it odd? 
  \null% 'fill` and clear again
  #1% Plase the content


There are \pageref{LastPage} pages in here!






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  • You can also use \cleardoublepage – Philipp Feb 28 '17 at 15:18
  • @Philipp: That would leave the back page at an odd-numbered page – user31729 Feb 28 '17 at 15:21
  • I'm not quite sure if the my page numbers being odd or even is the issue. I think I just need "lastpage" to stop increasing beyond the bibliography. – user1147964 Feb 28 '17 at 15:21
  • @user1147964: Yes, I will attack that as next problem ;-) – user31729 Feb 28 '17 at 15:22
  • @user1147964: See the update, please – user31729 Feb 28 '17 at 15:30

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