# [OS X TeX] Unwanted blank page

Nestor Aguilera aguilera at ceride.gov.ar
Mon Jan 2 07:57:15 EST 2006

Has anyone tried the "extract" package for similar purposes?

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=conditional

Cheers,

Nestor Aguilera

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On 1 Jan 2006, at 19:15, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> I am writing a textbook in which there is an exercise section in each
> chapter.
> I have
> \chapter
> \section(Lecture}
> \section{Exercises}
> \begin{exercise}
> \end{exercise}
> etc
> and all is well as the exercises are numbered (chapter #, exercise #)
> So far, so good.
>
> For practical reasons, this time, I want to hand out the exercises in
> class, as I go.
>
>
> I cut and pasted the exercises into another file, HomeWork_01 which
> after the same preamble now reads:
>
>    \noindent{\Large \textsc{Math} \textbf{016} HomeWork 01}
>    \hspace{35mm}
>    Schremmer
>    12/29/2005
>
>    \begin{exercise}
>    \end{exercise}
>    etc
>
> Problem 1. Now, of course, the exercises are numbered (0, exercise #).
> So, I thought that I would just change the file to
>
>    \noindent{\Large \textsc{Math} \textbf{016} HomeWork 01}
>    \hspace{35mm}
>    Schremmer
>    12/29/2005
>
>    \setcounter{chapter}{0}
>    \chapter{}
>
>    \begin{exercise}
>    \end{exercise}
>    etc
>
> The exercises are now properly numbered, (1, exercise #) and I don't
> care about the Chapter 1 title.
>
> The trouble is that on page 1 there is just the heading and then there
> is a blank page and the exercises start on page 3.
>
> Question: How do I get rid of all that un-ecological space? (As far as
> I can see, Companion2ed explains only how to add blank space!)
>
> Problem 2. In the text book, where the exercises were, I now have:
>
> \section{Exercises}
> %\include{016-HomeWork_02}
> %Reminder: When actually including, change project root in
> 016-HomeWork_02 to 016-Arithmetic.tex
> To be handed out in class.
>
> Because I am going to have 24 chapters, what I would like, of course,
> is code for changing mode without having to do all these changes
> manually—at the considerable risk of botching things. Using %!TEX root
> = ../Main.tex should make it doable but this way beyond my capability.
>
> What made me think of this being feasible is the responses I got on
> this list about "How to comment out includegraphics?"
>
> Regards for the New Year
> --Schremmer
>
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