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



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


        % 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
            An \textsc{Ant}
        % Bottom of the page
        {\large \today}

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    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
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    @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
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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.

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    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.

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    This will remove both the header and footer and page numbering. – Werner Jul 18 '14 at 17:28
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    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 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 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

worked for me.

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    And what does "worked for me" mean? That could be all or nothing ... Can you please explain? – Kurt Jan 7 '15 at 17:17
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    It should be noted that titlepages are empty by default. – Johannes_B Apr 21 '15 at 10:17
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    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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