# [OS X TeX] using \cleardoublepage

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 28 06:34:44 EDT 2010

On Oct 27, 2010, at 10:35 PM, Michael Welsh wrote:

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> On 28/10/2010, at 12:14 PM, Don Green Dragon wrote:
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>>> As Ross said, you better use the commands \clearpage or \cleardoublepage; see, for example,
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>>> /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/doc/latex/lshort-english/lshort.pdf (p. 48)
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>> I tried to find the corresponding file for 2009, but it appears not to exist, so I'll have to wait. Thanks again for your help.
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> It doesn't appear to be in TL2009 (well, my install (which may or may not have been modified) anyway) in English.
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> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english/lshort.pdf
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> Michael

Howdy,

The \cleardoublepage command works fine but you need to know what it does. It first clears the page, then allows all unprocessed floats to go on separate float pages and then forces things to go to an odd/facing page, i.e., if the next blank page is odd it empties a single page. It only behaves like that in document classes where it makes sense, e.g., the book class; in other document classes it behaves like \clearpage, e.g., article and report.

\documentclass{book}
\begin{document}
Something
\cleardoublepage
Something else
\end{document}

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)