When I start my chapter by including a figure, the preceeding page automatically becomes blank. I'm using the report document class. I have a main .tex file from which I include other .tex files containing the chapters.

For example when I use

\chapter{Chapter 5}

\fbox{ \includegraphics[page=1,scale=1]{mypdf.pdf}}

It will automatically generate a blank page before chapter 5. However if I use

\chapter{Chapter 5}

Just some text ...

It does not include a blank page.

How can I remove the blank page in the first case?

closed as too localized by Andrew Swann, Thorsten, Stefan Kottwitz Dec 30 '12 at 18:35

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    You are trying to insert one full page in the same page where Chapter 1. Something is printed. There is no enough space there. Hence latex moves it to the next page. Try scaling the picture down: \fbox{ \includegraphics[page=1,scale=.7]{mypdf.pdf}} – user11232 Dec 30 '12 at 13:33
  • Welcome to TeX.sx! – egreg Dec 30 '12 at 13:33
  • @HarishKumar The page of the pdf is printed on the same page as Chapter 1. Something. So inserting the full page on the same page as the chapter title is not a problem. However your solution does work: if I scale it enough the blank page will go away. But I would like to include it full scale though.. rescaling isn't really an option. – user1254962 Dec 30 '12 at 13:59
  • You shouldn't include pictures like this but put them into a figure environment, which is invented exactly to avoid problems like yours. You use the environment as follows: \begin{figure}\includegraphics{...}\end{figure}. That way LaTeX will find a nice position for your figure and won't leave white space at the start of your chapter. – user10274 Dec 30 '12 at 14:04
  • @MarcvanDongen If I use \begin{figure} ..\end{figure} the blank page indeed goes away. However now I'm unable to fit the image on the same page as the chapter title. Now I have "Chapter 5. Something" - blank page - page with figure. The figure needs to be on the same page as the chapter title. Even rescaling it (which is not an option) doesn't move the image to the Chapter page. – user1254962 Dec 30 '12 at 14:42

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