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I am trying to include an "Acknowledgments" section in my thesis, I want this to be before the abstract and also not numbered. It doesn't need to appear in the ToC. I'm using the article class and read the


should do the trick. Sadly, it doesn't. The section is still numbered and appears in the ToC ...

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, final]{article}


\captionsetup{labelsep=none, figurename= , tablename= }
\newcommand{\changefont}[4]{\fontsize{#1}{#1}\fontfamily{#2} \fontseries{#3} \fontshape{#4} \selectfont}
\newcommand{\fussnote}[1]{\footnote{\it #1}}
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.6 } 

%Start of the actual document

\title{My Verry Interesting Project}





In the Acknowledgments.tex file all I use is

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I've replaced \input{Acknowledgments} with \section*{Acknowledgments} and it works. A nonnumbered Acknowledgments appears before the abstract, TOC, ... In any case, your code is not minimal and not compilable, I've added \end{document}. – Ignasi Feb 7 '12 at 8:32
Just to be sure, your Acknowledgment file should contain \section* and not \Section*. – Ignasi Feb 7 '12 at 8:34
create a minimal example file! It is not important for your problem that you use fancyhdr, the reason why you can delete such lines, and so on. At the end you'll have a short source file which shows your problem – Herbert Feb 7 '12 at 8:35
If your document said \section{Acknowledgements} and you changed it to \section*{Acknowledgements}, it will take two runs of latex before it disappears from the table of contents. Its number (in the text, not the contents) should disappear immediately. – Nathan Grigg Feb 7 '12 at 8:36
@Anil Yes, LaTeX is case sensitive. Most of the commands you use are lowercase, few of them are not, for example the font size commands: \normalsize, \large, \Large, \LARGE, \huge, \Huge are different from each other. – yo' Feb 7 '12 at 10:08