Sorry, I´m newbie to latex.

I´m using KOMA-Script Book as document class and two-sided document as page layout and I have the following problem: chapters do correctly start with their first page odd-numbered. BUT (and for me it´s a big BUT), as the title page (first page of the document) is the first page to be printed, the impact when printing the whole document is the following:

  • chapters, although starting by an odd-numbered page, do start with their first page on the left-side (i.e. the first page of each chapter is on the back of the printed pages as you pile them).

Can anyone help me on this? Thanks in advance.

  • Welcome to TeX.SE... As you are not providing any MWE of your code, it is difficult to give suggestion, do you try with the class file option twoside, i.e., \documentclass[twoside]{...}`? – MadyYuvi Sep 24 at 5:27
  • @MadyYuvi twoside would allow the chapters to start on odd or even pages, but it wouldn't change the fact that odd-numbered pages should be on the right, not the left. But I definitely agree a MWE would really help. – Teepeemm Sep 24 at 16:57
  • The scrbook does twoside by default so that's not the issue. Without the MWE, it's impossible to diagnose the issue. – Don Hosek Sep 24 at 21:49
  • Thanks @MadyYuvi and Don, indeed the twoside option was not the problem. – Tipy Sep 25 at 0:37

Without a working example, it's hard to diagnose, but I'm going to guess you're using a titlepage environment rather than \maketitle to generate your title page. If that's the case, it looks like there's a bug in the definition of the titlepage environment where it does a \newpage instead of \cleardoublepage in the \end{titlepage} command. Adding \cleardoublepage after \end{titlepage} should resolve the issue.

Update: Without a MWE, I'm unable to replicate the issue. The following produces the expected results without any special handling.


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  • I´m using this: – Tipy Sep 25 at 0:27
  • I´m using maketitle plus lowertitleback after the front page: \lowertitleback{\textbf{Date}\smallskip{} \\ DD.MM.AAAA\textbf{\frontmatter}} \maketitle \cleardoublepage{} Your answer gave me the idea of trying without lowertitleback and then suddenly the whole document looks right and with the first page of chapters odd-numbered AND at the right. So thank you so much! Anyway, do you have some idea of why lowertitleback has such impact? Thanks again. – Tipy Sep 25 at 0:34

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