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I'm trying to create a separate title page for a report in revtex. This works fine if I have single column layout however I want the report to be in two column format. When I have this even including the titlepage option does not create a separate page, nor do \clearpage or \pagebreak after \maketitle.

I create the class with

\documentclass[titlepage,aps,prd,twocolumn,groupedaddress,floatfix]{revtex4-1}
\begin{document}
\title{Twocolumnpage}
\author{Mithra}
\date{\today}

\begin{abstract}
This is an abstract
\end{abstract}

\maketitle

Body which should be on next page

\end{document}
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I thought that might be the case, still accidentally added thanks though! I shall stick to nothing in future. –  Mithra Apr 22 '13 at 12:56
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As a workaround, add \clearpage immediately before \end{abstract}. (I'm assuming that, like for the onecolumn class option, the abstract should be part of the title page -- otherwise, an even worse hack is\date{\today\clearpage}.)

\documentclass[titlepage,aps,prd,twocolumn,groupedaddress,floatfix]{revtex4-1}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\title{Twocolumnpage}
\author{Mithra}
\date{\today}

\begin{abstract}
This is an abstract

\lipsum[1]

\clearpage
\end{abstract}

\maketitle

Body which should be on next page

\lipsum

\end{document}
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