[texhax] switching to twocolumn, twopage after the title page

Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCHM) rjf2 at cdc.gov
Mon Aug 21 21:20:28 CEST 2006

> > From: "Jason Dusek" <jason.dusek at gmail.com> 
> > I'd like to write an article with the title, abstract and table of 
> > contents on the first page, centered. 
> > Then I want the second page and 
> > all following pages in twocolumn, twopage layout. How do I do that?
> The abstract environment centers its paragraphs on the page 
> in article class.
> getting the table of contents centered requires minipage:
> \hfill provides the even spacing on both sides of the box
> \begin{document}
> \maketitle
> \begin{abstract}
> \ldots
> \end{abstract}
> \hspace{0pt}%strut
> \hfill%
> \begin{minipage}{.8\textwidth}%review abstract to get same width 
> \tableofcontents 
> \end{minipage}\hfill\hspace{0pt}%strut

if you do not want to use the abstract width
then put the abstract paragraph(s) in the minipage:

\section*{abstract}%use star to remove from ToC

Ron Fehd  the macro maven  CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov

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