I'm using this latex template of Matthias Pospiech (version 3.2.5) for my thesis. I have problem with avoiding blank page between chapters. I have tried the command \documentclass[openany]{scrreprt} and \documentclass[openany]{scrbook}. I also removed the cleardoublepage=empty in style.tex but the new chapter keeps on beginning at odd number page. I'm not sure how to get around this and the project has so many .tex files too. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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    May I suggest not to use that template? ;-) But you could try \KOMAoptions{open=any} before \begin{document} (after all the template's \input).
    – campa
    Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 15:18
  • Hi thanks, your solution works! May i ask why you suggest not to use the template?
    – jayjay
    Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 16:38
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    After speding quite a bit of time, twitching the project code, I would feel it all goes to waste if i decide not to use the template. Also its design sastisfies me the most
    – jayjay
    Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 16:43
  • That's just my personal taste, don't take me too seriously. The preamble of my larger works (PhD thesis, Habilitation, a book) is some 40 lines long, loads just a couple of packages, and makes some minor redefinitions. I have a package with my math macros. That template has a preamble split in over a dozen files, loading lots of stuff, hides lots of \KOMAoptions instructions which, as you have noticed, can have unforeseen effects. It tries to cope with everything and is quite hard to entangle. But again: opinion based on personal taste.
    – campa
    Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 16:47
  • yes, I totally get what you mean! It takes so long to load the template in overleaf. Unfortunately, i don't have much time focusing on the typesetting and i just look for some quick to-go template with a twitch every here and there. Do you know a better (more trimmed down) version of this template or any of similar style? I looked around in overleaf gallery but couldnt find something to my taste
    – jayjay
    Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 17:09

1 Answer 1


Add the line


before \begin{document}. Alternatively, in the file preamble/style.tex, uncomment line 404

%twoside=false, % single side layout 
  • ``` \begin{table}[h] \centering \large \sffamily {\def\arraystretch{1.2} \begin{tabular}{>{\bfseries}p{3.8 cm}p{5.3 cm}} Gutachter &\printNameOfSupervisor \\ Betreuer & \printAdditionalExaminers } \end{table} ``` I also have problem with this can you take a look? I got an error for this table when i added it within the titlepage environment to the 0-title.tex.
    – jayjay
    Commented Dec 12, 2020 at 10:40
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    Leave away \begin{table}[h]...\end{table}, add \end{tabular}. Moreover, it's better to replace \centering by \begin{center}...\end{center}, otherwise too much may get centered. Finally, there seems to be a spurious } after \printAdditionalExaminers
    – gernot
    Commented Dec 12, 2020 at 12:19

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