# [OS X TeX] pdfpages

Wed May 16 00:47:02 EDT 2007

```On May 16, 2007, at 12:14 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

>>> I am using pdfpages to collate a large number of pdf files but I
>>> want each pdf file to start on an odd page so that when I print
>>> double-sided, each pdf will appear on a facing page.
>>
>> Maybe your .tex file is laid-out in a way that allows you to have
>> a script that reads the names of the files to be included from for
>> instance a directory, or a text file, and then writes the
>> appropriate \includepdf statements.
>>
>> If so, then you could determine the number of pages for each
>> included file via the pdfinfo command (xpdf suite), and include a
>> \clearpage (or \cleardoublepage, forgot which) after the odd
>> numbered papers.
>
> Why not just put \cleardoublepage between every two consecutive
> \includepdf statements? In this way, and provided the [twoside]
> option is used in your \documentclass call (for example
> \documentclass[twoside]{article}), then each included PDF file will
> start on an odd page.

Thanks Bruno,

that's much easier of course. I didn't look up what \cleardoublepage
exactly does, but it seems pretty straightforward :-]

Cheers,
Jan