# Totally ignoring (skipping) a page in LaTeX

To include a dedication page in my thesis, I have to not number the page and not include the page in the numbering scheme. That is, if the dedication is on the 10th page of the thesis, the page before is numbered ix and the page after is numbered x.

To do this, use the \addtocounter command to add a negative value to the page counter when you start the page, and then don’t print the page number with \thispagestyle{empty}.

My dedication page:

%Dedication
\chapter*{} %blank chapter, no title, not included in table of contents
\thispagestyle{empty} %no page number
\addtocounter{page}{-1} %ignore this page when counting
\vspace{2.5in} %start the dedication halfway down
\begin{center} %center everything
\hl{Dedication} %the wonderful words
\end{center}


Source: Help On LaTeX \addtocounter: “\addtocounter{counter}{value}”

## 5 thoughts on “Totally ignoring (skipping) a page in LaTeX”

1. Temujin says:

Sweet. Exactly what I was trying to do to prepare my thesis. Thanks

2. Anonymous says:

Thank you for your idea.

3. Anonymous says:

Thanks a lot !
That is a very useful tip.

4. Thanks, I also used this for my thesis!

5. Anonymous says:

Sweet, just what I was looking for… Thanks!

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