# How to place first two pages as two column, and thereafter one column

I am using following document class,

\documentclass[aps,preprint]{revtex4}


This is for one column page writing, In this document class, I wish to write 2nd and third page (first is for abstract) as two-column style, and rest as one column page style.

• Have you tried issuing the commands \onecolumn and \twocolumn in the appropriate places? – Mico Jun 15 '18 at 6:38
• yes! I tried,but it didn't work out. – 2.1 Jun 15 '18 at 6:40
• You can use the multicol package \usepackage{multicol}: \begin{multicols}{2} %your text \end{multicols} – sporc Jun 15 '18 at 6:57

Following helped in getting the required template.

\documentclass[aps,preprint,twocolumn]{revtex4}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\begin{abstract}
\lipsum[1]
\end{abstract}
\maketitle
\section{Introduction}
\lipsum[2]
\begin{widetext} \noindent
\lipsum[3]
\end{widetext}
\end{document}