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):



\title{The Title}
\author{The Name}

Lorem Ipsum etc, etc.

This generates a document without page numbers on either the title or the abstract. I don't need to put one on the title, but is there a way I can force it to insert a page number for the abstract?


Edit for clarification: I needed to use roman numbering for all the intro sections (abstract, index, etc), then switch to arabic for the rest of the paper. I ended up with the following:

  • I answered your question. Anyhow, you should clarify what sort of page numbering you want to achieve (e.g. roman for the whole document). – lockstep Apr 21 '11 at 15:23
  • I edited the post for clarification. – Magicked Apr 21 '11 at 16:37

Add \thispagestyle{plain} immediately after starting your abstract environment. (In the report class, at the begin of the abstract environment, \titlepage is called internally by default, which sets \thispagestyle{empty}.)

EDIT: If you want to switch to arabic page numbering for the rest of your paper, consider to use the book class instead of report and to use its \frontmatter and \mainmatter commands. You may emulate the behaviour of report with \documentclass[oneside]{book}. (Note that the book class doesn't provide an abstract environment; however, an unnumbered frontmatter chapter is quite suited for an abstract of a longer work.)

  • 1
    +1 for explaining not only what would work, but also why. – Tomas Aschan Apr 21 '11 at 16:39

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