# 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 Title}
\author{Matt}

\begin{document}
\pagenumbering{Alph}
\maketitle

\phantomsection
\begin{abstract}
an abstract
\end{abstract}

\newpage
\phantomsection
\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Acknowledgements}

\begin{abstract}
I would like to thank blablabla
\end{abstract}

\end{document}


But in my table of contents it labels the abstract and acknowledgements page with the same page number, (both page i)

How can I make these "abstracts" be treated as separate pages?

Add the option notitlepage to the document class:

\documentclass[notitlepage]{report}


and then rewrite the code you've posted as

\pagenumbering{Alph}
\maketitle\thispagestyle{empty}

\newpage
\setcounter{page}{1}
\phantomsection
\begin{abstract}
an abstract
\end{abstract}

\newpage
\phantomsection
\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Acknowledgements}

\begin{abstract}
I would like to thank blablabla
\end{abstract}


## EDIT

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,notitlepage]{report}

\usepackage{hyperref}
\title{My Title}
\author{Matt}

\begin{document}
\pagenumbering{Alph}
\maketitle\thispagestyle{empty}

\newpage
\null\vfill
\setcounter{page}{1}
\phantomsection
\begin{abstract}
an abstract
\end{abstract}
\vskip4cm\vfill

\newpage
\null\vfill
\phantomsection
\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Acknowledgements}
\begin{abstract}
I would like to thank blablabla
\end{abstract}
\vskip4cm\vfill

\newpage
\phantomsection
\tableofcontents
\end{document}


Note that I've added \vskip4cm for a matter of aesthetics, you can reduce it or change it to \null.

• Thanks, this solves the problem and its pretty much good enough for me. However, just to note the abstract is created inside the titlepage environment, so switching to notitlepage changes its vertical alignment. If there's anyway to fix that please let me know. Other than that I'm satisfied
– k29
Jul 8 '13 at 11:08
• Your MWE lacks the preamble and other things you might have at the beginning of the document, so I've tried to guess a bit... Do you mean that you want the abstract in the title page? Jul 8 '13 at 13:23
• sorry I'm new to SE. I've edited my first post to a mwe. What I meant is that when you change the environment to "notitlepage" the abstract is no longer almost halfway down the page. It now appears right at the top.
– k29
Jul 8 '13 at 16:32
• I accidentally just edited your post to my mwe. Hopefully the "peer review" realises I'm new and doesn't change your solution.
– k29
Jul 8 '13 at 16:38
• Happy if it helps :-) Jul 8 '13 at 20:12