## LaTeX forum ⇒ Page Layout ⇒ Acknowledgements Section

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phoneticist
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### Acknowledgements Section

Hello all,

I have encountered a bit of a problem while putting together a master file for my thesis project. I am using a documentclass{report} and it doesn't seem to generate the Acknowledgements Section (to be inserted AFTER 'Abstract' and BEFORE 'Contents' sections). I tried to make it a separate chapter* but the formatting looks drastically different from that of an abstract. I would really prefer them to be uniform.

If anyone has a solution to this, I would very much appreciate your help.

Thanks.

gmedina
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Location: Colombia
Hi,

the standard document classes do not have a native acknowledgments environment predefined; however, you can buid one (imitating the abstract environment). The following sample code ahows how to proceed:

\documentclass{report}\usepackage{lipsum}% just to automatically generate text \makeatletter\newcommand\ackname{Acknowledgements}\if@titlepage   \newenvironment{acknowledgements}{%       \titlepage       \null\vfil       \@beginparpenalty\@lowpenalty       \begin{center}%         \bfseries \ackname         \@endparpenalty\@M       \end{center}}%      {\par\vfil\null\endtitlepage}\else   \newenvironment{acknowledgements}{%       \if@twocolumn         \section*{\abstractname}%       \else         \small         \begin{center}%           {\bfseries \ackname\vspace{-.5em}\vspace{\z@}}%         \end{center}%         \quotation       \fi}       {\if@twocolumn\else\endquotation\fi}\fi\makeatother \begin{document} \begin{abstract}   \lipsum[1]\end{abstract} \begin{acknowledgements}   \lipsum[1]\end{acknowledgements} \end{document}
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phoneticist
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Thank you ever so much! You're a real blessing.