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I'm not very good at LaTeX but I've been using it to write my dissertation. Have just come to the end and trying to format everything correctly. Whenever I try to put my Abstract paragraph into the form \begin{abstract} (writing here) \end{abstract} and click play the whole abstract section just disappears. What am I doing wrong?

\documentclass[12pt]{amsart}

\begin{document}

\begin{abstract}
(my abstract here)
\end{abstract}
\end{document}
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2 Answers 2

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The amsart class does some Mysterious Stuff with abstracts: it stores the abstract in a box to be used in the title page. To get it to appear, issue the magic command \maketitle after the abstract.

(It will then complain about a missing \title ... )

\documentclass[12pt]{amsart}


\begin{document}

\begin{abstract}
(my abstract here)
\end{abstract}

\maketitle
Some text
\end{document}

Missing abstract found

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  • The abstract will also show up if you give \maketitle first, although the spacing is different in the two cases.
    – Joseph Wright
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 15:38
  • @JosephWright as you will also get the error Abstract should precede \maketitle in AMS document classes I figured that although that worked, it shouldn't be recommended. Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 15:42
  • I just tried this (both before and after) and it wouldn't let me typeset it.
    – 5834578943
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 15:43
  • @AndrewStacey Not an error: LaTeX does not stop. Must be a warning :-)
    – Joseph Wright
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 15:44
  • @5834578943 "wouldn't let me typeset it" is a little .. imprecise. Could you be more specific? Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 15:53
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With amsart you need a \maketitle to see the abstract:

\documentclass[12pt]{amsart}
\title{abc}
\author{author}
\begin{document}

\begin{abstract}
(my abstract here)
\end{abstract}

\maketitle
\end{document}
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  • Does this affect footnotes in the abstract? Those I have in the abstract disappear. Those in the main body of the doc are OK. Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 23:18
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    @AssadEbrahim: Imho it is wanted that footnotes don't work, but it looks like a bug that the footnote mark appears anyway. If you need a footnote you can try \footnotemark in the abstract, and \stepcounter{footnote}\footnotetext{blub} after \maketitle. Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 7:44

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