# \thanks in IEEEtran adds an extra page

When I use "\thanks" in IEEEtran, an extra page including a "1" at the top left corner appears before the first page. Here is a MWE:

\documentclass[english]{IEEEtran}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
\title{Title Title Title Title Title}
\author{Author Author Author Author Author}
\thanks{This work was supported in part by NSF.}
\maketitle
\end{document}

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You should put \thanks inside \author which is the proper way of using it:

\documentclass[english]{IEEEtran}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
\title{Title Title Title Title Title}
\author{Author Author Author Author Author\thanks{This work was supported in part by NSF.}}

\maketitle
\end{document}


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Thank you Harish! It did solve the problem! :) –  Salman Feb 23 at 1:21
@Salman Glad it helped. :) –  Harish Kumar Feb 23 at 1:25