# single column abstract in an article and delete date below title

I am using LyX to prepare my journal for publication using article style.

I use double column article. When I choose abstract from left panel, the abstract turns out to be in left-column in double column in pdf output.

I searched around in LyX, but I could not find any option for making the abstract to be in single column and following texts to be in double columns.

Further, I want the date below the title line to be removed in pdf output.

How can these be achieved? I wish I can get some help and appreciate any help in advance.

## One column abstract

The LaTeX equivalent of your question is How can I place a one-column-abstract in a two-column document?, and this is also mentioned in the FAQ.

To do this in LyX you'll need to use ERTs I think, which is inserted with Ctrl+L.

1. At the very beginning of your document, before author, title, etc., add an ERT where you write

\twocolumn[
\begin{@twocolumnfalse}


4. After the abstract, make sure you're outside the abstract environment, e.g. by selecting the Standard style from the drop down menu. Then add an ERT with

\end{@twocolumnfalse}
]


If you look in the source preview panel, you should see code similar to this:

\twocolumn[
\begin{@twocolumnfalse}

\author{Who}

\title{What?}

\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
Stuff.
\end{abstract}
\end{@twocolumnfalse}
]


## Remove date

Go to Document --> Settings --> LaTeX Preamble, add

\date{}


## Screenshot of LyX view and PDF

I used the lipsum package and its \lipsum command to create some dummy text for this screenshot.

• Dear Torbjørn T, thanks so much for your help. Your answer is perfect. Further I would like to know how to increase the distance between last line in abstract and first line in INTRODUCTION? This will make the page more nice I guess. – Vijay Jun 17 '13 at 4:27
• @Vijay Try adding some vertical space after the second ERT. I don't have LyX here, but it is somewhere in the Insert menu, possibly under Formatting. – Torbjørn T. Jun 17 '13 at 7:17