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Currently, I have

\documentclass[a4paper,     % Seitenformat
        12pt,                               % 
        bibliography=totoc,     % Literaturverzeichnis in das Inhaltsverzeichnis
        index=totoc,    % Index in das Inhaltsverzeichnis
        abstracton,     % mit Abstrakt
        headsepline,    % Trennlinie f�r die Kopfzeile
        %footnosepline, % Trennlinie f�r die Fusszeile
        ]{scrreprt}


\usepackage{calligra} % for dedication

\begin{document}    
\newpage

\vspace{4cm}
{\fontfamily{calligra}\selectfont \begin{huge}  To my parents, my brother and my sister. \end{huge}}


\newpage

\end{document}

I want to have this dedication in the middle of the page, but \vspace does not work, how can I do this?

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Have you tried this? BTW I would write my sister first, then the brother.

\documentclass[a4paper,     % Seitenformat
        12pt,                               % 
        bibliography=totoc,     % Literaturverzeichnis in das Inhaltsverzeichnis
        index=totoc,    % Index in das Inhaltsverzeichnis
        abstracton,     % mit Abstrakt
        headsepline,    % Trennlinie f�r die Kopfzeile
        %footnosepline, % Trennlinie f�r die Fusszeile
        ]{scrreprt}


\usepackage{calligra} % for dedication

\begin{document}    
\title{Title}
\author{Joe Doe}
\dedication{To my parents, my sister and my brother.}

\maketitle

\end{document}
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I thought about the ranking of brother and sister, why do you think sister is better first? Are there any rules? –  Jen Bohold May 15 '13 at 13:45
    
@JenBohold This type of question is not really fit for TeX.SE; it has more to do with English than with TeX. You should post it on english.stackexchange.com instead. –  Jubobs May 15 '13 at 13:48
    
@JenBohold because that is the correct political way in Germany: first woman, then man. (Es ist in Deutschland üblich, zuerst die Dame/Frau, dann den Mann zu nennen.) –  Kurt May 15 '13 at 13:48
    
@Kurt ok, thanks, and btw I did: ell.stackexchange.com/questions/6427/dedication-in-my-thesis –  Jen Bohold May 15 '13 at 13:49
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use star with \vspace:

\vspace*{4cm}
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Right. \vspace allows space to be gobbled at the top (or bottom) of a page, the starred version does not. –  Charles Stewart May 15 '13 at 18:36
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