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I'm having a twosided document (compiled with pdflatex, pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16). How can I make the abstract and TOC begin on odd pages? I don't know if this is even default, but for me it doesn't work. I want completely blank pages (pagestyle=empty) on the pages before.

Here an MWE:

\documentclass[
a4paper,
twoside,
openright,
12pt
]{scrreprt}

\begin{document}

\include{titlepage} %...

%here a blank page
\begin{abstract}
... 
\end{abstract}
%and here a blank page
\pagenumbering{roman}
\setcounter{page}{1}
\tableofcontents

\end{document}

I already made experiments with \newpage and \clearpage, but this doesn't work properly (headers included) and is hackish. The nextpage-package and \cleardoublepage-command have no effects. The missing page before the TOC has to do with the

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  • For me your examples compiles exactly as you requested it. I replaced your \include{titlepage} with \title{test}\maketitlehowever. Maybe you need to update your komascript package?
    – nhck
    Nov 1, 2017 at 14:43
  • okay, I also had to extend it to get nearer to my real doc (wasn't/isn't a real MWE). the pagenumbering and setcounter commands made a difference, when I deleted them a blank page before the TOC appeared suddenly. but now it makes no difference when I re-add the commands!? blank page stays. I don't get it. Did it need a clean rebuild? The blank page before abstract is still missing. with overleaf I couldn't reproduce it, there was a blank page. Can I update the package when it's the latest from the ubuntu-repo (comes with texlive-latex-recommended, Version 2015.20160320-1ubuntu0.1)?
    – MUmla
    Nov 1, 2017 at 17:47

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Use \cleardoublepage or better the KOMA-Script command \cleardoubleoddpage before each \pagenumbering command. Then there is no need to set the page counter explicitly.

\documentclass[
a4paper,
twoside,
open=right,
fontsize=12pt
]{scrreprt}
\usepackage{blindtext}% only for dummy text

\begin{document}
\title{Title}\author{Author}\maketitle

%\cleardoubleoddpage
\begin{abstract}
\blindtext
\end{abstract}

\cleardoubleoddpage% <- add this before each \pagenumbering command
\pagenumbering{roman}
\tableofcontents
\blinddocument
\end{document}

results in

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