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I've followed advice at "How to start new chapters on the right hand side" and found that including as title page, one PDF page is braking left&right orientation:

\documentclass[pdftex,a4paper,12pt,twoside,openright]{report}
\usepackage[pdftex,a4paper]{geometry}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\includepdf{onetitlepage.pdf}   % <---- problem
\begin{abstract}
Abstract \lipsum[1]
\end{abstract}
\tableofcontents
\chapter{CH1}
\lipsum[2-6]
\chapter{CH2}
\lipsum[7-8]
\chapter{CH3}
\lipsum[9]
\end{document}

After including one page PDF, I get same document, but with one more page on beginning. It's all right except one thing: right pages are now left pages.

My current workaround is to include additional empty page, like that:

\includepdf{onetitlepage.pdf}
\includepdf{oneemptypage.pdf}   % <---- current solution

Is is LaTeX-y way?

Can it be done in more elegant, LaTeX-y way?

What is the reason why including onepage.pdf breaks left&right hand side, and how to prevent it when writing documents?

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    BTW: You don't need an additional empty PDF file, specifying \includepdf[pages={1,{}}]{onetitlepage.pdf} (the {} creates a blank page) is enough - however, egreg's solution is the far better approach.
    – diabonas
    Feb 18, 2012 at 14:33
  • Thanks, your advice help me as well, because I don't want to have second page blank with "2" on bottom - instead, I prefer to have whole page empty. Feb 18, 2012 at 15:00
  • However there is alternative solution for preventing header&footer : tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1681/… Feb 18, 2012 at 15:03

1 Answer 1

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Put \cleardoublepage after \includepdf. Also, specify the notitlepage option, so the abstract will not start anew the page numbering.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,twoside,openright,notitlepage]{report}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}

\includepdf{onetitlepage.pdf}
\cleardoublepage

\begin{abstract}
Abstract \lipsum[1]
\end{abstract}

\tableofcontents

\chapter{CH1}
\lipsum[2-6]
\chapter{CH2}
\lipsum[7-8]
\chapter{CH3}
\lipsum[9]
\end{document}

Never specify the pdftex option (there are cases where it's necessary, though, in connection with geometry and crop, but it's not your case).

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