## LaTeX forum ⇒ Theses, Books, Title pages ⇒ Changing name of Abstract Topic is solved

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### Changing name of Abstract

% Thesis Abstract -----------------------------------------------------  %\begin{abstractslong}    %uncommenting this line, gives a different abstract heading\begin{abstracts}        %this creates the heading for the abstract page Put your abstract or summary here, if your university requires it. \end{abstracts}%\end{abstractlongs}  % ----------------------------------------------------------------------

This is used for abstract, acknowledgements etc. I was wondering how to change the name as I want to add in a Mission Statement page but with the same layout. How do I do this? I have tried a few different ways and I can't get them to work...

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Hi Laura,

To make a Mission Statement page in this template, go into Thesis.cls and add the following after \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{#1}} on line 321:

\newenvironment{mission}{   \btypeout{Mission Page}   \thispagestyle{empty}   \null\vfil   \begin{center}     \setlength{\parskip}{0pt}     {\normalsize \UNIVNAME \par} % University name in capitals     \bigskip     {\huge{\textit{Mission Statement}} \par}     \bigskip     {\normalsize \facname \par} % Faculty name     {\normalsize \deptname \par} % Department name     \bigskip     {\normalsize \degreename\par} % Degree name     \bigskip     {\normalsize\bf \@title \par} % Thesis title     \medskip     {\normalsize by \authornames \par} % Author name     \bigskip   \end{center}}

then, go into main.tex and add the following just after the ABSTRACT PAGE section:

\addtotoc{Mission Statement} % Add the "Abstract" page entry to the Contents \mission{\addtocontents{toc}{\vspace{1em}} % Add a gap in the Contents, for aesthetics Mission statement text\ldots} \clearpage % Start a new page

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Vel
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Hi!

How do I create a very simple and plain layout for the abstract? I would only like to have a heading saying "Abstract" (similar to the heading of e.g. table of contents), and then the text underneath. I have tried removing the specifications for the abstract page in thesis.cls, but it does not get me any further. Do you have any suggestions for how I can do this and still have the abstract as part of the table of contents?

Greetings,
Kate

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Hi Kate,

No problem! Just replace the abstract section in the template with:

%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------%    ABSTRACT PAGE%---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \addtotoc{Abstract} % Add the "Abstract" page entry to the Contents\addtocontents{toc}{\vspace{1em}} \section*{Abstract} The Thesis Abstract is written here (and usually kept to just this page). The page is kept centered vertically so can expand into the blank space above the title too\ldots \clearpage % Start a new page

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Hi, Val

Can you please tell me how do I change the name "Contents" to my Country Language, Portuguese?

Thank you!

Fábio Fernandes

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Hey Fábio,

Just add \usepackage[portuguese]{babel} right before \begin{document} in main.tex and that's it!

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Hey Vel,
Am doing a cummulative thesis and each chapter is a paper and have its own abstract. How I can do several abstracts in your template without the university name and the rest of the info?

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Am not sure if the template can work for papers based thesis, i need to remove the section numbering too

Sonson