Unwanted page after titlepage in scrreprt

by Saphira   Last Updated March 28, 2018 13:23 PM - source

I'm finalizing my masters-thesis and can't get rid of an unwanted blank (with pagenumber) page after my title. Here my WME:

\documentclass[a4paper,DIV=10,twoside, BCOR=1cm, fontsize=12pt,         parskip=half]{scrreprt}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{setspace}
\setstretch{1.2}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\pgfplotsset{compat=1.11}


%\subject{\vspace*{-1cm} Masterarbeit}
\subject{Masterarbeit}
\title{Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title Title}
\author{AuthorName \\ Matrikelnummer: xxxxxxx}
\date{Abgabe: 25. April 2018\\ \vspace{0.9cm}}
\publishers{
  \begin{tabular}[!b]{ll}
  Erstgutachter: & Dr. Bla \\[3pt]
  Zweitgutachter: & Prof. Dr.-Ing. Blablabla \\[3pt]
  Betreuender Mitarbeiter: &  Blabla
  \end{tabular}\\[20pt]
  \centering
  \includegraphics[height=1.3\baselineskip, width=1.3\baselineskip, draft]{1.png}%
  \hspace{.333\baselineskip}
  \sffamily
  \parbox[b][1.3\baselineskip][c]{.26\paperwidth}{
      \textbf{Zentrum f\"ur\\[-0.3\baselineskip]
        Technomathematik}
  }\\[10pt]
  \includegraphics[height=1.3\baselineskip, width=1.3\baselineskip, draft]    {2.png}
  \hspace{.333\baselineskip}
  \sffamily
  \parbox[b][1.3\baselineskip][c]{.26\paperwidth}{
      \textbf{Faserinstitut\\[-0.3\baselineskip]
        Bremen}
  } \\[20pt]
\includegraphics[height=1.2\baselineskip, width=6cm, draft]{logo.png}
}

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\maketitle
\end{titlepage}

\end{document}

As you can see, I already tried to put the subject a bit higher but I really don't like the look of it. This layout is made by someone else so I don't know why I need pgfplots.

Thanks a lot for your help!

(I hope I asked in a correct way)

Tags : titles scrreprt


Answers 2


I cannot compile your example because it uses *.png files I dont have. However, for printing a thesis, a blank page is desired behind your title page. Otherwise ink might be visible through the paper on your front page. You might even want to consider adding another blank piece of paper, i.e. a total of three blank pages in your PDF. Of course I also want to answer your question, so the answer might be the KOMA script option open=left like this

\documentclass[a4paper,DIV=10,twoside, open=left, BCOR=1cm, fontsize=12pt,parskip=half]{scrreprt}

This will however mean that all chapters open on left when printed. To change it back after the title page, please refer to the following (slightly lengthy) reply about creating a separate version for screen use.

The following is probably off-topic:

To generate a version for screen use, try changing the KOMA script options when loading scrrprt:

\documentclass[a4paper,DIV=10,**oneside**, BCOR=1cm, fontsize=12pt,parskip=half]{scrreprt}

Additionally, there is an option called open. I think the default is

open=right

which means a new chapter will always start on right (in twoside mode). It is even possible to change it on the fly using

\KOMAoptions{open=any}

For example, I used that to allow the abbreviations to start directly after the table of contents:

\frontmatter
% Title page
\input{contents/00-head/00-title-page}

% Document revision history
\cleardoublepage
\input{contents/00-head/01-header-purpose-history}

% Inhaltsverzeichnis erstellen
\KOMAoptions{open=right}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}
\setcounter{tocdepth}{3}
\tableofcontents

\KOMAoptions{open=any}
% Abbreviations
\input{contents/00-head/02-abbreviations}

% Lists of tables and figures
\input{contents/00-head/03-figure-table-list.tex}

\mainmatter
\KOMAoptions{open=right}
% Chapters here ---------------------------------------------------
\input{contents/01-chapters/overview}

Please note that my reply may contain mistakes, but I hope this gives you the right keywords for Google.

Jay_At_Play
Jay_At_Play
March 28, 2018 12:59 PM

As I don't have the images, I'm guessing a bit.

After commenting out the images and compiling with pdflatex, I get indeed an extra page after your title page.
I don't get that extra page after the title page when I suppress the line

\setstretch{1.2}

But, if this thesis is to be printed double-sided (twoside class option), usually the title page is followed by a blank page (a left page), so that the start of the report is on a right page. So you might want to use the class option "open=right" (depending on the instructions from your school, of course).

Concerning the images, you could add a boundingbox to tell LaTeX the size of your images. In that case, even if the image files are not available, LaTeX can reserve the space (and in this case, preserve the intended layout).

remco
remco
March 28, 2018 13:09 PM

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