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I have an article using the two column enviornment but the title and abstract in a single column which works fine like this:

\documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, twocolumn]{article}

\begin{document}

\twocolumn[
    \maketitle
    \begin{onecolabstract}
    Here is my abstract...
\end{onecolabstract}]

\end{document}

I now need to add information BEFORE the title but it always causes a page break. I have tried this solution and a couple more, but it didn't work. Unfortunately, I am quite new to TeX and couldn't find a solution that worked.

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    You can include the information above \maketitle within the \twocolumn[...] component. – Werner Apr 22 '14 at 17:56
  • Wow, amazing how I did not think of this /= Thank you for the response! – phil13131 Apr 22 '14 at 17:59
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The contents within \twocolumn's optional argument is set inside a \vbox, which gobbles page breaks. So, even though \maketitle technically issues a page break you can insert the contents before but inside \twocolumn:

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\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}% Just for this example.
\title{A Title}
\author{An Author}
\begin{document}

\twocolumn[
  Something
  \maketitle
  \begin{abstract}
    {\lipsum*[1]}
  \end{abstract}]

\end{document}

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