# [Tugindia] Suppressing Blank page before Bibliography

CV Radhakrishnan cvr at river-valley.org
Wed May 18 10:53:13 CEST 2011

On 05/18/2011 02:20 PM, CV Radhakrishnan wrote:
> On 05/18/2011 01:48 PM, Harish Kumar Holla wrote:
>> It seems u r not using Bibtex. Try that. I is good and these problems will
>> not come.
>>
>> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Sameer <sameer.thahir at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear All,
>>>
>>> I am using LaTeX to prepare my seminar report. I am using BibTeX for
>>> preparing the Bibliography. Please see the code snippet at
>>> http://pastebin.com/JaGBHPh1 .
>>>
>>> The problem is a blank page comes before the Bibliography when the output
>>> is produced. Can someone suggest me a simple way to suppress the blank page.
>>> Also is there a way I can avoid the title Bibliography that comes before the
>>> references.
>
> Samir, in book class (which you're using), bibliography is defined as a
> chapter without number. Hence, it will leave out a page if it does not
> start in a odd page. What you might do is to redefine bib environment to
> make it a section instead. Here is the relevant code which you might
> copy before \begin{document} in your file:
>
> \makeatletter
> \newenvironment{thebibliography}[1]

Sorry, this should be:

\renewenvironment{thebibliography}[1]

>      {\section*{\bibname}%
>       \@mkboth{\MakeUppercase\bibname}{\MakeUppercase\bibname}%
>       \list{\@biblabel{\@arabic\c at enumiv}}%
>            {\settowidth\labelwidth{\@biblabel{#1}}%
>             \leftmargin\labelwidth
>             \@openbib at code
>             \usecounter{enumiv}%
>             \let\p at enumiv\@empty
>             \renewcommand\theenumiv{\@arabic\c at enumiv}}%

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Apologies.

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