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So I'm trying to get my Table of Contents to appear on a separate page. I've added the \newpage tags above and below .toc, but for some reason it's having no effect. I also tried \clearpage, but that had no effect either. I'm not very experienced with either LaTeX or LyX and am wondering if I'm just totally missing something here?

TOC in LyX

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Introduction
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Materials
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Site 959
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Site, setting and lithology description of Hole 959 A
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Age model of Hole 959 A
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Methods
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TEX
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86
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TEX
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86
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 validity indicators
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BIT Index
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Methane Index
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Additional GDGT distributions 
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Palynological analysis
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Dinoflagellate cysts
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Processing and analyses
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Grouping of taxa 
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Palynomorphs 
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Statistical analysis
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Shannon index
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Results
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Palynology
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Diversity and evenness
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Palaeothermometry
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Reliability of TEX
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86
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 data
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Discussion
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The Eocene-Oligocene Transition
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Palaeoenvironment
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Regional oceanographic setting 
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Sea-level
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Temperature 
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Regional Temperature
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Global Temperature 
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Possible forcing mechanisms of the EOT
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Southern Ocean Gateway opening
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CO
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2
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 decline
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Comparison to climate model outputs
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Conclusion
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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you by providing a MWE (minimal (not-)working example file) as documented in the Lyx wiki. – TeXnician Jun 5 '17 at 10:17
  • Try clear double page too. Or post a minimal example. – PhilipPirrip Jun 5 '17 at 11:36
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An answer of sorts:

From my understanding using \twocolumn[ ] and \begin{@twocolumnfalse} ... \end{@twocolumnfalse} does not allow for automatic or manual page breaking. So, my suggestion is to have two separate \twocolumn[ ] environments (note: you don't need to have new pages anymore).

However, the main problem you will run into is if your table of contents is too long it will not automatically page break for you. You may need this solution if your table of contents extends over one page: Multi-page one-column abstract in a two-column document

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