# Abstract and title together on the first page of an article

My current setup looks like this:

\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\title{The important role of ducks in CSI teams}
\author{Masi}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
For over a century, fingerprints have been an undisputed
personal identifier.  Recent court rulings have sparked
interest in verifying unique ...
\end{abstract}
\blinddocument
\end{document}


This will print the abstract on a separate page, but I want the abstract and the title together as shown in the picture below. How can I achieve that?

As explained earlier, the titlepage class option uses the titlepage environment to typeset title (\maketitle) and abstract (abstract-environment), which leads to a new page being issued. Using package titling, you can use the environment titlingpage and put \maketitle and the abstract in there. This is even more handy for twocolumn documents.

The pagenumbering starts on the page next to the title with number 1, unless of course the document is typeset twoside as explained in How to use pagenumbering in the document?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{titling}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\title{The important role of ducks in CSI teams}
\author{Masi}
\begin{document}
\begin{titlingpage}
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
For over a century, fingerprints have been an undisputed
personal identifier.  Recent court rulings have sparked
interest in verifying unique techniques to make the current
methods even more reliable. Ducks, as they do not have
fingers, play a key role in the development of new methods to
protect the innocent of our society.
\end{abstract}
\end{titlingpage}
\blinddocument
\end{document}


The abstract appears on its own page because you've specified the titlepage option to the article document class:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper, titlepage]{article}


If you remove this option (or specify notitlepage), then the abstract will appear on the first page, together with the article title, author, and date:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,notitlepage]{article}


Then, if you want the first section of the article to start on a new page, you should add a \clearpage command:

\clearpage
\section{First Section}

• Thank you! Which one should I use: \clearpage or \newpage? One problem arised: How can I have pagenumbers start, where the section first occurs? – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Feb 1 '09 at 18:33
• The difference between \clearpage and \newpage is that \clearpage ensures that any floats (e.g, figures and tables) are output before starting the new page. In this case either \clearpage or \newpage would work. I tend to use \clearpage out of habit. – ChrisN Feb 1 '09 at 19:30
• Does someone have a solution for the problem Masi mentioned? – Tim van Dalen Oct 14 '11 at 12:30

In order to have the page start where the first section occurs you should put \thispagestyle{empty} on each page you don't want numbered and \setcounter{page}{1} on the page you want it to start numbering on.