## LaTeX forum ⇒ Theses, Books, Title pages ⇒ Abstract design

Classicthesis, Bachelor and Master thesis, PhD, Doctoral degree
Seanshine
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### Abstract design

I am working with the MastersDoctoralThesis.cls in which an abstract page has been designed. However, I would like the abstract to be positioned on the title page, but I have been unable to realize this. Any help on this issue would be appreciated.
Last edited by Johannes_B on Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:02 am, edited 1 time in total.

Johannes_B
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The title page is made up using the titlepage environment. Simply add the abstract on the title page where you need it.
Please also have a look at Title creation and How to customize my title page.
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Seanshine
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Hi Johannes_B,

One of the recommendation is to leave the .cls file unchanged, as if it was not there. However, he problem is that when I start
\begin{abstract} ... \end{abstract}
, it uses the predefined abstract-design as in the .cls file, such that it leaves no room for customization.

Thanks!

Johannes_B
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You shalt not use the abstract environment, but write the abstract as normal text within the titlepage environment.

How hard is that?

\begin{titlepage}Your nameYour titleYour abstract\end{titlepage}
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