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I'm using LaTeX and like to create an acknowledgement section using the report class such that is looks like the abstract and comes after it.

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I went with:

\begin{abstract}
 This is cool paper about vuvuzelas.
\end{abstract}

\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Acknowledgements}
\begin{abstract}
 Thanks Mum!
\end{abstract}

This way both look similar and good.

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    Good answer. Better to make a new environment, though :-) – Will Robertson Jul 31 '10 at 0:47
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    @WillRobertson How can one make such a new environment? – Mathuser Feb 3 '18 at 11:02
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    @Mathuser Something like \newenvironment{acknowledgements} {\renewcommand\abstractname{Acknowledgements}\begin{abstract}} {\end{abstract}} – Will Robertson Feb 3 '18 at 11:04
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\section*{Acknowledgements}
Thanks Mum.
  • I was about to suggest that earlier then got called away from my computer. Some people (not I) would say that you should instead use \section*{Acknowledgments}. – Mark Meckes Jul 30 '10 at 17:13
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    I bet the same people would also spell it "mom" instead. – Will Robertson Jul 31 '10 at 0:47
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    I'd print it on aluminum foil. – doncherry Oct 13 '11 at 21:14

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