I have used the pdfpages package to insert two separate pdf pages in my document, one after the other. I need to put a blank page in between them, however, neither \newpage nor \clearpage seem to be working. Is there any way to do this?

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    Try \clearpage \mbox{} \clearpage between the commands that insert the pages Jul 9, 2017 at 23:35
  • Thanks!, it works perfectly, not the most elegant solution, but it does what I needed :) Jul 9, 2017 at 23:46
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    You can also use \strut, \null, \rule{0pt}{0pt} or any other invisible text (like \phantom{nothing here to see}). Jul 10, 2017 at 1:33
  • @Al-MotasemAldaoudeyeh Would you like to convert your comment into an answer? It sounds as if it solved the problem! Jul 11, 2017 at 19:32

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If the pages list contains {}, then package pdfpages inserts an empty page, e.g.:

\includepdf[pages={1, {}}]{fileA}% page 1 of fileA, empty page
\includepdf[pages={42}]{fileB}% page 42 of fileB


\includepdfmerge{fileA.pdf, 1, {}, fileB.pdf, 42}
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    As of version 0.51, this is mentioned at the bottom of pg 2 of the manual: "To insert empty pages use {}." Mar 3, 2019 at 10:58

Just use\clearpage \mbox{} \clearpage between the commands that insert the pages.

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