# [Tugindia] How to typeset in two columns keeping the title andabstract in single column format.

indrajit at cal2.vsnl.net.in indrajit at cal2.vsnl.net.in
Sun Jun 8 19:47:09 CEST 2003

>The easier way would be to load multicol package and invoke
>multicolumns after abstract with the following command:
>
> \begin{multicols}{2} and \end{multicols}{2}

Thank you very much. It works fine.

>Tweaking the default \twocolumn command would be a bit difficult. You
>need to redefine \maketitle command to include abstract environment also
>which means the default \twocolumn command can call the maketitle in
>single column mode and start two column at the end of abstract without
>breaking the page.
>
> \twocolumn[\@maketitle]
>
>is the command in article.cls that does the job.
>