# [texhax] blank page

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Aug 29 23:23:48 CEST 2008

On  28 Aug, 2008, at 18:43, Steven Jonak wrote:

> Sorry if this is a silly question...I truly have been looking
> everywhere I know to look for an answer.  I've been using LaTex for
> a few months and am now trying to go beyond what I usually use it for.
>
> Here's what I've got:
>
> \documentclass[12pt]{book}
> \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,times,epic,graphics,color,parskip}
> \usepackage[margin=.75in]{geometry}
> \setlength{\parindent}{0in}
>
> \begin{document}
> [...]
>
> What I'm getting is a blank page immediately after my title page
> another blank page with roman numeral iv and then finally a page
> with Chapter 1 on it.
>
> What is causing the blank pages?  Can I get rid of them?

That's how the book class should work: every chapter should begin at
odd numbered pages; you can use the report class or

> \documentclass[12pt,openany]{book}

See

http://www.ctan.org/get/info/lshort/english/lshort.pdf, page 11.

You might have it already ---try at your terminal or Command Prompt

texdoc lshort

Best,

Axel