# \thanks within @twocolumnfalse environment

Following this answer I added one column environment to my two columns article. Yet the \thanks{} footnote is not typeset by LaTeX.

Here the MWE

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\title{Something}
\author{Name \thanks{affiliation}}
\date{\today}

\twocolumn[
\begin{@twocolumnfalse}
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
\lipsum
\end{abstract}
\end{@twocolumnfalse}
]

\lipsum

\end{document}

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\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\title{Something}
\author{Name\thanks{}}
\date{\today}

\twocolumn[
\begin{@twocolumnfalse}
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
{\lipsum[1]}
\end{abstract}
\end{@twocolumnfalse}
]
{
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}%
{\fnsymbol{footnote}}
\footnotetext[1]{affiliation}
}
\lipsum

\end{document}


Or use abstract package and its onecolabstract environment and issue a saythanks afterwards.

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{abstract}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\title{Something}
\author{Name\thanks{affiliation}}
\date{\today}

\twocolumn[
\maketitle
\begin{onecolabstract}
{\lipsum[1]}
\end{onecolabstract}
]
\saythanks
\lipsum

\end{document}


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There is the \onecolumn command, for content in just one column, as is requested here for the titlepage. Afterwards, just switch back to \twocolumn mode.

I believe, that thanks footnote is confused on which column a footnote should appear, even it is in a faked twocolumn mode.

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\title{Something}
\author{Name \thanks{affiliation}}
\date{\today}

\onecolumn
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
\lipsum
\end{abstract}

\twocolumn
\lipsum

\end{document}


Note The \lipsum command provides too much text for the title page, so the one-column mode lasts to the 2nd page too, in the true production run, this is no issue of course.

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\twocolumn will cause a page break – egreg Aug 11 '14 at 9:06
@egreg: \twocolumn or \onecolumn? – Christian Hupfer Aug 11 '14 at 9:15
Both, actually. – egreg Aug 11 '14 at 9:16
@egreg: Well, as long as it is the titlepage/abstract, I don't mind about a pagebreak. I am not sure, if the OP really wants to have a one-column abstract with footnote. If that's not the case, Harish's solution is the better one, of course – Christian Hupfer Aug 11 '14 at 9:18