Tip of the Week: How to Handle Blank Pages in Templates

By Ryan Looney

If you've chosen a template from the gallery for your thesis or dissertation, you might be wondering what to do with all those blank pages. As it turns out, those blank pages have a purpose. The default setting for many books (and many thesis templates) is two-sided, with each chapter opening on a right-hand-side page.

To get rid of these empty pages, just add the just add the oneside option (or alternatively, the openany option) to your document class declaration.

oneside and openany in LaTeX source code
Ryan Looney

Ryan Looney

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