I want to insert a blank page in a document so that the text would be added to the content of the current page till it reaches end of the page, the next page would be empty, and the text continue from the third page!

If I used \afterpage{\newpage} but it just does not work! what should I do?

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    Do you want the page counter to increment across the blank page, e.g., to go from p.7 to p. 9? – Mico Dec 2 '11 at 10:49

You should use the afterpage package.

In the preamble :



In the text before the blank page, insert the following code:


It should do the trick. Be aware that unresolved floats might be a trouble here.

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  • How to reduce page counter within preliminaries where page numbers are roman? – fatih Jan 10 '18 at 14:01
  • @fatih Did you try to use the solution provided? What is the issue? – Martigan Jan 11 '18 at 9:08
  • @Martigan Yes, I did. The problem was with another patch I applied together with this one. It appeared that the former was incrementing the page counter, effectively compensating the decrement in this solution. So the solution works for me also. Thanks. – fatih Jan 14 '18 at 13:33
  • What's the purpose of using \afterpage{}? It seems that \blankpage on its own does the job. – Bill Wallis Jul 14 '18 at 21:10
  • @BillWallis It is important since you do not want to remove the style and numerotation of the active page when you input blankpage... You want it to be done after the current page is done. I suggest you try both, and you will see the difference very clearly (at last if you do it in several cases). – Martigan Jul 16 '18 at 13:48

You just need something – anything – before or after the \newpage command. Try


Of course, this doesn’t remove page numbers or headers and footers, and it does increase the page number. If you don’t want this, see Martigan’s solution.

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I think you can avoid using the afterpage package. In the preamble, write:


In the document environment, use the \blankpage command to add blank pages without style or counting.

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What's about



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    That will make a page break at the current point, not after the page has been filled. – Andrew Swann May 10 '16 at 8:11
  • Add a space before it. It worked for me. – Kokul Jose Jun 12 at 19:56

No extra packages needed. Just use \newpage \ \newpage:

my current page


\ % The empty page


The next page
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    I think this is the most simplest way. – sundar45 Sep 18 at 9:32

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