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I am writing my master thesis using the APA 6 Class. I would like to use a PDF as a title page that I got from my university. I can read it in with \includpdf, but if I do this and remove the \maketitle command in my file, the abstract wouldn't compile. Do you have an idea of how to get rid of the "official" title page for the APA 6 Class, use my own title page with \includpdf, followed by my abstract? Or is there another way to get the same results?

Here is an MWE for the whole thesis:

 \input{02-preambel}
\begin{document}
% \includepdf{Deckblatt}
\maketitle
\tableofcontents
\newpage
\input{03-EinleitungForschungshintergrund}
\input{04-FragestellungHypothesen}
\input{05-Methode}
\input{06-Ergebnisse}
\input{07-Diskussion}
\newpage
\printbibliography[heading=bibintoc]
\end{document}

And the relevant information in my preambel:

\documentclass[man,a4paper,floatsintext,donotrepeattitle]{apa6}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\title{Title}
\shorttitle{Shorttitle}
\author{Author Name}
\affiliation{University}
\abstract{\input{Abstract}}
\keywords{Keywords}

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You can redefine \maketitle removing everything before the typesetting of the abstract.

\documentclass[man,a4paper,floatsintext,donotrepeattitle]{apa6}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\title{Title}
\shorttitle{Shorttitle}
\author{Author Name}
\affiliation{University}
\abstract{Whatever goes in the abstract}
\keywords{Keywords}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\maketitle}{%
  \fussy
  \@ifundefined{@abstract}{}{%
    \section{\normalfont\normalsize\abstractname}% BDB
    \noindent\@abstract\par% BDB
    \@ifundefined{@keywords}{}{%
      \setlength{\parindent}{0.4in}% BDB
      \indent\textit{\keywordname:} \@keywords%
    }%
    \newpage
  }
  \@ifundefined{def@donotrepeattitle}{
    \section{\protect\normalfont{\@title}}
  }{}%
  \raggedright%
  \setlength{\parindent}{0.4in}%
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\includepdf{example-image-9x16}
\maketitle
\tableofcontents
\end{document}

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