# IEEEtran class: How can I center the title using the two columns option?

When I compile, I always get the title as part of the left column. I'd like the title to be on the top of the page, bridging across the two columns.

Thanks

Diego

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Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. –  Marco Daniel Jun 27 '13 at 18:18

It should look something like this:

\documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran}

%  What ever packages you want to use here.

\begin{document}

\title{Dawn the Mission to Vesta and Ceres}

\author{Dustin~Smith}

% make the title area
\maketitle

%\begin{abstract}
%\boldmath
%The abstract goes here.
%\end{abstract}

\IEEEpeerreviewmaketitle

\section{Introduction}

Document
\end{document}


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Can you make a compilable MWE? Otherwise it's not that helpful to the user since this much comes with the template anyway. Minor nitpick; the author and title should better go into the preamble. –  percusse Jun 27 '13 at 21:18
@percusse I have never had a problem with the title and author in that location. I added a pic as well. Plus, I figured the OP had the preamble since the question was about IEEEtran. –  dustin Jun 27 '13 at 21:30
OK I'll wait for your question about it one day. –  percusse Jun 27 '13 at 21:37
Incase you wish to have a good looking output instead of a full screenshot How does one add a LaTeX output to a question/answer? –  texenthusiast Jun 27 '13 at 21:43
@percusse no one has mentioned adverse effects due to not being above the preamble. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/92702/… Seems that it is preference and there is a manual that suggest above. –  dustin Jun 27 '13 at 21:46