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I'm currently writing my thesis and I want my document to have 1 inch margins for the main body of the text so I've used the geometry package to do this. However I want the title page to have a 2 inch margin so for this I used the changepage package and it's basically done what I need except that, for some reason, there is a blank page before my title page whenever I generate it.

Below is the simplest version of my scipt that still gives me the same error (extra blank page).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{cancel}
\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{a4paper, portrait, margin=1in}
\usepackage{changepage}
\begin{document}
\begin{adjustwidth}{1in}{1in}
\title{\textbf{[Title]}}
\author{[My name]}
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
[My abstract]
\end{abstract}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{center}
[Some text stating my supervisor and course.]
\end{center}
\end{adjustwidth}
\end{document}

Any suggestions on how to get rid of the blank page will be greatly appreciated.

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! From my point of view the problem is \maketitle inside of adjustwidth. – Bobyandbob Mar 17 '18 at 14:55
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If you really want the \maketitle to have smaller margins, you can use geometry's \newgeometry/\restoregeometry. Something like this works.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{a4paper, portrait, margin=1in}
\title{\textbf{[Title]}}
\author{[My name]}
\begin{document}
\newgeometry{hmargin=2in}
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
\lipsum[1]
\end{abstract}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{center}
\lipsum[2]
\end{center}
\restoregeometry
\lipsum[3-4]
\end{document}

But it might make more sense to just use adjustwidth after \maketitle instead.

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