Document class: APA6 - problem using the abstract

First of all, I am a bloody beginner in LaTeX, searching for some help.

I am using the document class APA6.cls and I want to separate the content of title page from the abstract page. Using \newpage command is somehow ignored by MiKTeX. Is it even possible to separate both elements?

Greetings, Jens

• Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. – Heiko Oberdiek May 5 '14 at 11:15
• Write a complete example that shows your problem starting with \documentclass and ending with \end{document}, so we understand what it's about. Preferrably it should include no extra stuff, but only the relevant parts, so in this case \abstract, \maketitle and the \newpage that was ignored should be in it, but there doesn't have to be any main text. – pst May 5 '14 at 11:40
• Have you tried \clearpage instead of \newpage to force a page break? – Mico May 5 '14 at 11:46
• @Jens: I tried to redefine the commands \@abstract etc. and prepending it with an additional \newpage, it does not work. I come across often about apa6 and it seems kind of being 'weirdly' setup. – user31729 May 5 '14 at 19:46
• @Jens: scrbook oder memoir sind sicherlich eine gute Wahl ;-) – user31729 May 6 '14 at 12:11

Just to push this out of the unanswered queue, here's a workaround for getting the abstract in the second page. I'd never recommend apa6 for anything else than submissions to the APA.

\documentclass[doc]{apa6}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\patchcmd{\maketitle}
{{\abstractname}}
{\newpage\textbf{\abstractname}}% remove \textbf if you don't want boldface
{}{}

\begin{document}

\title{Title}
\shorttitle{Title}
\author{Me}
\affiliation{Germany}
\abstract{This cannot be on the second page}

\maketitle

\end{document}


The correct patch, however, depends on the options passed to the class. This one is good for doc.