# How to write text after \part

I am writing a report divided into parts. I would like to write a short description of each part on the same page as the part headline. When I just write:

\part{Hello}
Hello there...


The text "Hello there.." skips to the next page instead of the same. Can you help me?

You could make the text an optional argument to \part for example

\documentclass{report}
\makeatletter
\let\old@endpart\@endpart
\renewcommand\@endpart[1][]{%
\begin{quote}#1\end{quote}%
\old@endpart}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\part{Hello}
[Hello there...]

\chapter{zzz}
zzz

\end{document}


It would be easy if you can use a KOMA-Script class:

\documentclass{scrreprt}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\setpartpreamble[u][\textwidth]{\vspace*{1cm}\blindtext}
\part{Hello}

\Blinddocument
\end{document}


Another approach, sneak in the textat the end. The text gets reset, so you don't use the same text twice by accident.

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
\newcommand{\extraPartText}[1]{\def\@extraPartText{#1}}
\pretocmd{\@endpart}{\vspace{8ex}\begingroup\centering\@extraPartText\par\endgroup\let\@extraPartText\relax}{}{}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\extraPartText{Always be friendly to ducks, capybaras and wombats.}
\part{Wombat}

\chapter{Duck}
zzz

\part{Mara}

\end{document}


If you use the memoir class, which encompasses both the book and report classes,then:

\begin{document}
\nopartblankpage
% title pages, etc
\part{Title of the Part}
Some text on the Part page
\cleardoublepage % or \clearpage Text on the following blank page \clearpage
\clearpage


Somthing like this?

% arara: pdflatex
% arara: pdflatex

\documentclass{report}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\part[Hello]{{Hello\\[1cm]
\large Hello there...}}
\end{document}

• Hello there is now of part title, not a text :-) . – Zarko Oct 28 '16 at 9:55