# [texhax] variant of \cleardoublepage starting on even page numbers

Thu Aug 18 16:57:41 CEST 2005

Susan Dittmar :

> Hello,
>
> I cannot find it, and I seem too dense to code it on my own. Does anyone
> know about a macro analogue to \cleardoublepage, which just does not force
> the next page to be an odd one but an even one?
>
> I know that's a rather untypical request. I'm typesetting a songbook, where
> the longer songs need to start on even pages so you can still play the
> whole song without turning pages...
>
>
> Susan Dittmar
>

The memoir class has two of these \cleartorecto and \cleartoverso

Defined as

\def\cleartorecto{\clearpage\if at twoside \ifodd\c at page\else
\hbox{}\thispagestyle{cleared}%
\newpage\if at twocolumn\hbox{}\newpage\fi\fi\fi}

\def\cleartoverso{\clearpage\if at twoside
\ifodd\c at page\hbox{}\thispagestyle{cleared}%
\newpage\if at twocolumn\hbox{}\newpage\fi\fi\fi}

where the cleared pagestyle is normally just and alias for empty.

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