# includepdf outputs blank pages

I want to insert an iEEEtran article (paper.pdf) of multiple pages into TU delft report template for my thesis (thesis.pdf). tudelft-report uses a document class book.

When I use package pdfpages, it adds pages of paper.pdf but they are all blank. To be more specific, the pages are blank but if I highlight the text in thesis.pdf I can see it is there, see example in the figure.

How do I fix it? or Why does this occur?

P.S. it works to add paper.pdf works with \includegraphics but I don't want to add each page separately.

MWE:

\documentclass[whitelogo]{tudelft-report}
\usepackage{pdfpages}

\begin{document}
\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\includepdf[fitpaper= true, pages=-]{paper.pdf}
\end{minipage}
\end{document


• I just tried your code and with a random pdf it works fine. Can you try if you have the same problem with other pdfs? Can you try to use \color{black} in front of \includepdf? How are you compiling? – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz May 5 '17 at 14:49
• Or a workaround to use \includegraphics for multiple pages: tex.stackexchange.com/a/324786/36296 – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz May 5 '17 at 14:51
• Can you please provide an example code? I am having the same problem, but the \nopagecolor command in not recognised. Thank you! (also working with a TU Delft template) – Bram van der Plas Dec 10 '18 at 11:45

Your class contains a \pagecolor{white}. This hides the pdf included by \includepdf. You can reset the pagecolor with \nopagecolor:

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{pdfpages}

\begin{document}
\pagecolor{white}
%\nopagecolor % without it the picture is lost:
\includepdf[fitpaper= true, pages=-]{example-image.pdf}

\end{document}


and alternative solution described in the pdfpages documentation is to set the pagecolor once before loading pdfpages:

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\pagecolor{white}
\usepackage{pdfpages}

\begin{document}
\pagecolor{white}
\includepdf[fitpaper= true, pages=-]{example-image.pdf}

\end{document}

• Thanks! It worked to add ´\nopagecolor´ before ´includepdf´ :) – Aureja Zelvyte May 6 '17 at 15:31