# [OS X TeX] Unwanted blank page

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 11:54:39 EST 2006

Johan Almqvist wrote:

>>>   \include is _only_ meant for  chapters, where you probably  _want_
>>> to start on a new page.
>>
>>
>> But the little bit that I now know about LaTeX says there has to be
>> a way to get a non-standard \include that will not start on a new
>> page but I don't know how to do it. This, though, is precisely what
>> I need here.
>
>
> \input{file}
>
> -Johan

Well, yes, it works but, as mentioned before, I would also need,
occasionally,

\renewcommand{\input}[1][]{\url}

and, being that \input{file} is a TeX command and cannot be renewed, I
cannot use it.

On the other hand, someone suggested I redefine \include by just
commenting out \clearpage on the third line (see below) and everything
seems to work: Chapters continue to start on odd pages but included
files start right away. Go figure.

The author of the idea, though, wishes to remain anonymous because
"[s/he is sure that it violates all  sorts of good latex practice and
[s/he] can live without the resulting  grief."

Regards
--Schremmer

\makeatletter
\def\@include#1 {%
%\clearpage
\if at filesw
\immediate\write\@mainaux{\string\@input{#1.aux}}%
\fi
\@tempswatrue
\if at partsw
\@tempswafalse
\edef\reserved at b{#1}%
\@for\reserved at a:=\@partlist\do
{\ifx\reserved at a\reserved at b\@tempswatrue\fi}%
\fi
\if at tempswa
\let\@auxout\@partaux
\if at filesw
\immediate\openout\@partaux #1.aux
\immediate\write\@partaux{\relax}%
\fi
\@input@{#1.tex}%
\clearpage
\@writeckpt{#1}%
\if at filesw
\immediate\closeout\@partaux
\fi
\else
\@nameuse{cp@#1}%
\fi
\let\@auxout\@mainaux}
\makeatother

Regards
--Schremmer
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