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I have a problem with abstract numbering. I have this chapter ahead of the table of contents together with the acknowledgements. The toc, list of tables/figures, acknowledgements are all numbered using roman numerals. However, when I get to the abstract the first page is still in roman numerals, the second with a normal number. I'm lost as to why, and how to fix it so any help will be greatly appreciated.

PS Using Texmaker

\documentclass[a4paper]{report}
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.66}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{helvet}
\usepackage{pdflscape}
\usepackage{rotating}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}
\usepackage[top=2cm, bottom=2cm, left=30mm, right=30mm]{geometry}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{epstopdf}
\usepackage{subfigure}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage[section] {placeins}
\usepackage{chngpage}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage{textgreek}
\usepackage{units}
\usepackage{wasysym}
\usepackage{longtable}
\usepackage[titletoc]{appendix}

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
...
\end{titlepage}
\pagenumbering{roman}
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Table of Contents}
\tableofcontents

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Figures}
\listoffigures

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Tables}
\listoftables

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Acknowledgements}
\chapter*{Acknowledgements}
...

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Abstract}
\chapter*{Abstract}
Some bollocks I hope my supervisor will believe

\pagenumbering{arabic}
\include{Insertchapternamehere}
\include{Insertchapternamehere}
\end{document}

closed as too localized by jub0bs, barbara beeton, lockstep, Werner, Claudio Fiandrino May 24 '13 at 18:11

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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – henrique May 24 '13 at 14:34
  • I made your code into a code block. You need to indent every line by four spaces, not just the first one. The probably easiest way is to mark the code, and press Ctrl+K. And welcome! – mafp May 24 '13 at 14:44
  • Thanks, I spent a while trying to make the MWE come out correctly but clearly failed. – Mr Pnut May 24 '13 at 14:56
  • Your abstract only consists of one page in the output document. What is that "second page" you're talking about? Also, could you please specify: is switching from roman to arabic numbering from the abstract onwards what you want to achieve? – jub0bs May 24 '13 at 15:10
  • Ah sorry, my thesis has a confidentiality agreement on it so I cannot post the contents of the abstract online. Any multiple-page text should reproduce the effect as there's no code, just text in the abstract, other than a single $^{-1}$ math mode and a \textsuperscript\textregistered} My goal is to have everything up to and including the abstract numbered in roman numerals, and then switch to normal arabic page numbers in the introduction. – Mr Pnut May 24 '13 at 15:13