# How to create acknowledgements in the report class?

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.

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.

• Good answer. Better to make a new environment, though :-) – Will Robertson Jul 31 '10 at 0:47
• @WillRobertson How can one make such a new environment? – Mathuser Feb 3 '18 at 11:02
• @Mathuser Something like \newenvironment{acknowledgements} {\renewcommand\abstractname{Acknowledgements}\begin{abstract}} {\end{abstract}} – Will Robertson Feb 3 '18 at 11:04
\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
• I bet the same people would also spell it "mom" instead. – Will Robertson Jul 31 '10 at 0:47
• I'd print it on aluminum foil. – doncherry Oct 13 '11 at 21:14