# How to suppress page number?

I've made myself custom title-page, put it in separate .tex file and when I input it, it is numbered with 1. The very next page is numbered with 1 also, and page-number increases on the following pages. Main file looks like this

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,draft]{article}
\usepackage{./mystyle}

\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\input{./titlepage.tex}
\input{./text.tex}
...
\end{document}


How do I suppress page-number on that title-page? (Why \thispagestyle{empty} doesn't work?) edit: Here's the title-page:

\begin{titlepage}
\begin{center}

% Upper part of the page
\textsc{\large Uni}\\[0.1cm]
\textsc{\Large Faculty}\\[2.8cm]
\textsc{\Large Sensors}\\[0.1cm]
{\Large Paper}\\[0.25cm]

% Title
\HRule \\[0.3cm]
{ \Large \bfseries Occupancy}\\[0.3cm]
{ \huge \bfseries Tribos}\\[0.05cm]
\HRule \\[0.05cm]

% Author and supervisor
\begin{center} \large
\emph{Student:}\\
An \textsc{Ant}
\end{center}
\vspace{1.8cm}
\begin{spacing}{0}
\tableofcontents
\end{spacing}
\vfill
% Bottom of the page
{\large \today}

\end{center}
\end{titlepage}

• Did you try \pagestyle{empty}? – Yiannis Lazarides Dec 18 '10 at 18:56
• @Yiannis Lazarides As a matter of fact, it actually did turn of page-numbering, but I was unable to return it afterwards. – user1996 Dec 18 '10 at 19:16
• @everyone_with_same_problem: this fixed the problem - 1. add \pagenumbering{gobble} before title input 2. add \pagenumbering{arabic} after title input 3. add \pagestyle{empty} inside titlepage.tex. This could probably be generalized. – user1996 Dec 18 '10 at 19:32

You could use \pagenumbering{gobble} to switch off page numbering.

To switch it on afterwards, use \pagenumbering{arabic} for arabic numbers or alph, Alph, roman, or Roman for lowercase resp. uppercase alphabetic resp. Roman numbering.

• I'm using \pagenumbering{gobble}, but I'm having some problems with "already used pagenumber", I'm getting the warning message destination with the same identifier (name{page.}) has been already used, duplicate ignored<to be read again>... and it seems to be complaining on the second page in the document. How can I fix that? I'm also using the hyperref package. – StrawberryFieldsForever Apr 26 '13 at 13:50
• After switching it on again, page numbering restarts at 1. – Matthias Feb 10 '17 at 13:21

I had the exact same problem. What worked for me was \thispagestyle{empty} after inputting the title page, not before.

• This will remove both the header and footer and page numbering. – Werner Jul 18 '14 at 17:28
• Which is what is required. – Peter Flynn Jun 22 '15 at 20:28
• The utter simplicity of this answer is a point in its favor, even if there are contexts where the other answers are preferable. – Mars Jan 2 '18 at 22:40
• I'm using LaTeX for a resume, which is one page long. This is the only answer that gets rid of the page number without including another blank page after. – watersnake Jun 20 '18 at 21:19

Maybe try to enclose your title page (or the input file) into a \begin{titlepage} and \end{titlepage}; and put \pagenumbering{arabic} just before your main body starts.

• Thanks, that’s literally all that’s needed, and helped me. Commit – mirabilos Nov 15 '14 at 18:50
\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\maketitle
\thispagestyle{empty}
\end{titlepage}
\newpage


worked for me.

• And what does "worked for me" mean? That could be all or nothing ... Can you please explain? – Kurt Jan 7 '15 at 17:17
• It should be noted that titlepages are empty by default. – Johannes_B Apr 21 '15 at 10:17
• It should probably be noted that \maketitle within the titlepage environment is wrong and the \newpage is not needed. – Johannes_B Aug 12 '17 at 12:28

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