{abstract} is about customizing or creating abstract environments.

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How can I place a one-column-abstract in a two-column document?

How can I place a one-column-abstract and after that two-column-section in a LaTeX template?
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Putting abstract at the titlepage

My LaTeX file: \maketitle \begin{abstract} For over a century, fingerprints have been an undisputed personal identifier. Recent court rulings have sparked interest in verifying unique... ...
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Remove “Abstract” title from Abstract

I am using the abstract package, but want to remove the title and associated horizontal spacing. Is there an easy way to do this? (Be aware: this may be a complete newby question, as I have only ...
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Consistent way to define document title, subtitle, author, affiliation, abstract etc

Many document classes seem to have their own way of defining document title and author information, often with only subtle differences. (\title seems to be pretty much standard everywhere, in contrast ...
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How do I double-space my abstract in LaTeX?

I'm finishing up my undergrad thesis, and I have to double-space my abstract. I tried using \begin{doublespace} and \doublespacing, but neither have worked, I assume because the abstract environment ...
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How can I add abstract and acknowledgement pages into the table of contents?

I followed Mike's solution from my first question: Roman numeral page numbering My next question is how to add entries (for the abstract and acknowledgements pages) into the table of contents.
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How to show Abstract title

I think that is something very simple, but I can't see the Abstract title in the abstract environment. \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[english]{babel} %Loaded here: ...
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Typography and style for acknowledgments written in different languages

My thesis is written in English, but for the acknowledgment page I think I will write a first paragraph in English, one in Italian and one in French. I was wondering if I have to do something ...
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Where to put the acknowledgements in a thesis document?

Basically there are three possibilities: add just a 'Acknowledgement' section as last section of you introduction chapter put it at the end - between the last appendix and the bibliography put it ...
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Remove paragraph indent from abstract in article class

I'm just getting started with LaTeX to write scientific papers. I don't want to have paragraph indentation, so I've used the parskip package to deal with that. However, that doesn't seem to deal with ...
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How to rename Abstract title in Memoir?

I'm trying to customize the Abstract of a memoir document using the following command: \renewcommand{\abstractname}{Executive Summary} The problem is that it actually has no effect. How can I ...
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Abstract with light background color

Is there a way to add a background color to the abstract? I tried various combinations of \colorbox and the \begin{abstract} ... \end{abstract} environment, but nothing worked. I use the current ...
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How to include abstract into titlepage?

I don't want to have the abstract on a separate page but rather under the title. Also I then want to end the page and don't begin with the actual document. This is my minimal example: ...
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Prevent abstract environment to reset pagenumbering

I use \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{report} for my thesis. I have three parts, each with an abstract. Whenever I put an abstract, the page numbering resets to 1. I would like to continue with the ...
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The abstract environment changes the \linewidth for the whole document

In the article class, it seems that using the abstract environment has an effect to the rest of the document. More precisely, it seems that it redefines the \linewidth, which equals \textwidth without ...
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How to write abstract and acknowledgement in book format?

I need to use this: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{book} I have a main.txt file that organizes all the chapter. There is \frontmatter. In the frontmatter, there is \include{acknowledgement } ...
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Chapter title and abstract in the same page

I'm writing a report and I need to write an abstract for the chapter after the chapter title in the same page. How can I do this?
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In memoir, can I number abstracts as sections in the toc?

I'm writing up my thesis right now, using memoir, and I have a problem with abstracts. Each chapter - besides the intro and conclusion - is an article published in a journal, and has its own abstract ...
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placing in the same page two abstract in different language

I'd place in the same page two abstract section.One created using my own language and one in english language. If I tried this: \selectlanguage{italian} \begin{abstract} \lipsum[1] \end{abstract} ...
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centering vertically the abstract element

How can I put at the center of the page the element abstract?I put it in a blank page but it is at the top. I would center it vertically.any idea?
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Make a second “table of contents” incorporating a short summary for each section

Suppose I have a document looking like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \section{A} \subsection{A.A} \subsection{A.B} \section{B} \subsection{B.A} ...
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Include Page Number in Abstract

I'm trying to include a page number on my abstract page. Here is how I have it set up so far (cutting out some extra things): \documentclass[letterpaper,12pt]{report} ...
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Abstract not showing up when removing \maketitle

I have the code: \maketitle \begin{abstract}Some text \end{abstract} \newpage \section{some section} But when I comment out \maketitle the document shows \section{some section}, not the abstract ...
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Strange blank page between abstract and ToC

I am puzzled by a blank page appearing between my abstract and ToC. Since I'm using the report document class, I am not expecting LaTeX to insert any blank pages. Here is a MWE showing the problem: % ...
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Remove abstract from elsevier class

I am using the elsevier class to prepare a document. I would like to remove the abstract environment but I can not find the way to do that. I commented out \begin{abstract} .... \end{abstract} but I ...
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How to create acknowledgements in the report class?

I'm using LaTeX and like to create an acknowledgement section using the report class such that is looks like the abstract and comes after it.
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An 'abstract' at the start of every chapter?

I am using the book document class and what I would like to do is to have a abstract like text at the start of every chapter (in smaller font outlining what will happen in the chapter, etc.). I don't ...
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How to adjust the width of abstract?

I would like to change my abstract's text width. For now I have something like this: \begin{abstract} \lipsum \end{abstract} I have tried wrapping my text with \begin{minipage}{0.85\textwidth} ...
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How do I put keywords after abstract in amsart?

I'm using amsart and want to place keywords after abstract but amsart places them in the footnote. Does anyone know how Ι can override this? An example of the code I've been using: ...
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Altering format of apa6e

I am fairly new to LaTeX and am just learning how to use this terrific tool. Because of this newness I lack the vocabulary to search properly or edit code within LaTeX files. That places me in a bad ...
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“Abstract” in caps font for article class

I'm submitting a paper that must be written using the article class. But I prefer the way the word "abstract" in the all caps font I've seen in some papers. Is there a way to replicate this? Here's an ...
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How to get abstracts of referenced works as mouseover texts in the generated pdf?

For a BibTeX entry, there is a field called abstract into which the abstract of a work can be entered. Including the abstract as plain text in the compiled document for every reference in the BibTeX ...
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Abstracts in different languages on the same page

How to place 3 abstracts (English, French and Arabic) on on the same page? I tried to put them in a single page, but it does not work : \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} ...
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Remove “abstract name” in abstract (cyr)

In Remove "Abstract" title from Abstract people were able to remove the abstract name from abstract. I downloaded an article template with colored fonts from HowToTeX.com, changed it a ...
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Subdividing structured abstracts

I am trying to produce a structured abstract, i.e. with subdivisions. For that purpose, the \paragraph command would produce the perfect output since I would like no line break after the subtitle of ...
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Adding a picture before abstract in extended abstract format

I am writing a conference paper in the Extended Abstract Format (with the chi-ext class, distributed by SIGCHI). The problem I am getting is to inserting a picture under the section of authors ...
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Adding an underline to the word “Abstract” in \abstract?

To meet the requirements of the university, I need to be able to underline the word Abstract in my dissertation? Can anyone provide me with some guidance on how best to do this using the apa6 class? ...
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Roman numbering, cleardoublepage and table of content not working

I'm currently doing the thesis report and I cant seem to get the numbering to work as well as the along with some other stuff. What I want is Abstract(eng) Abstract(swe) and Acknowledgments to all be ...
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More economic and robust command for abstract at the beginning of chapters

I want to put an abstract at the beginning of each chapter. I have cooked up a command in that aim, but it looks neither economic, nor robust (sometimes it is shifted to the right). How to improve ...
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Abstract with heading to the left: abstract package broken?

I try to get the abstract heading set to the left and the package abstract seems to provide this functionality. But the pdf contains the characters "centerflushleft" and the abstract title is ...
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Preventing page break in \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} after \author{}

A page break appeared between \author{} and \date{} after I added the \twocolumn[] section. The \twocolumn[] section was added to achieve a single column abstract in the twocolumn document. How can I ...
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Creating acknowledgements page like abstract has same page number

I am using hyperref and the report document class. To create an acknowledgements page that looks like the abstract I have \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{report} \usepackage{hyperref} \title{My ...
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Multi-page one-column abstract in a two-column document

I'm making a two-column document, but I need a one-column abstract. The code: \twocolumn[ \begin{@twocolumnfalse} \maketitle \begin{abstract} ... \end{abstract} \end{@twocolumnfalse} ] doesn't ...
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Define abstract environment in book

I want to define an abstract environment for \documentclass{book}. Therefore, I copied the relevant definitions from report.cls from here into my preamble. But it doesn't work. Where's the problem? ...
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Can I make apa6 \maketitle not print an abstract?

\documentclass[man]{apa6} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{apacite} % PAPER SPECIFIC \title{Example Paper} \author{C.J. ...
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Enumerate environments in abstract [closed]

Consider usage of the standard enumerate environment inside the standard (article) abstract environment: \begin{abstract} We discuss several exciting topics: \begin{enumerate} \item Topic 1, ...
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Missing abstract with amsart class

I'm not very good at LaTeX but I've been using it to write my dissertation. Have just come to the end and trying to format everything correctly. Whenever I try to put my Abstract paragraph into the ...
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Wrong abstract page number and spaces between LoF and LoT with \addcontentsline

How to correct two things in ToC: Page number of abstract - should be "vii" Spaces above LOF,LOT and Abstract are big. Not like above chapters ? Currently: Contents List of Figures iii ...
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Use abstract environment from other document class

I am using the KOMA-scrartcl class at the moment for compiling multiple single papers into a combined document. Now I'd like to switch over to the scrreprt class (I'd like to use chapters), but for ...
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How to change the font size of the whole abstract in the article class

I am using the following to generate an article with 12pt and 1.5 linespread: \documentclass[english,12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{graphicx} ...