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### Make abstract across two columns

It is required by a journal to have abstract across two columns. I followed the instructions here: http://www.tex.ac.uk/FAQ-onecolabs.html, but none of the code snippets there works. The specific problems are:

(1) the "----- star -----" appears before the abstract
(2) the word "Abstract" and "Index Terms" appears as a separate title, not as a bold leading word(s) of the abstract and index terms, respectively.
(3) the footnote does not appear (using the 1st latex code), does not assumes the same format as published papers (using the 2nd latex code) or simply spit out an error (the 3rd latex snippet).

A correct reference paper is attached as follows:

Any (correct) help would be appreciated.

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Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi,

it's easy to make this with some chosen document class. But that may not work with your document class and your settings and your journal requirements.

Please post your code, that is, your document (journal) class and your document preamble.

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zzzhhh
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The latex code is pasted as follows. I am using IEEEtran document class.


This is the pdf generated, which contains all problems described in the original thread.

Stefan Kottwitz
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zzzhhh wrote:(1) the "----- star -----" appears before the abstract
(2) the word "Abstract" and "Index Terms" appears as a separate title, not as a bold leading word(s) of the abstract and index terms, respectively.

Well, that's the IEEEtran style. Do you publish at an IEEE journal? In that case you need to follow the style anyway. Or is it a different journal? In any case the journal design has to be matched, not a certain good taste.

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zzzhhh
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Yes, but I can't catch your answer. what do you mean by "follow the style" and "the journal design has to be matched"? What do I do?

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You are using IEEEtran, but what if you publish with AMS instead? What is the document class that your journal requires? (You did not mention the journal.)

Stefan

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zzzhhh
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Where in the code indicates "publish with AMS"? It is a IEEE transaction so I think the doc class should be IEEEtran. This is all I know.

zzzhhh
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It's been handled.

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