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I have a thesis front page. Would like to write the surnames with small caps. But it doesn't work. See here (the packages are required):

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,draft]{article}
\usepackage{url} 
\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\setlength{\oddsidemargin}{53pt}
\setlength{\evensidemargin}{53pt}
\setlength{\marginparwidth}{57pt}
\setlength{\footskip}{30pt}

{\large \textbf{Albert E\textsc{instein}}}\\[0.2cm]
\end{document}

Font sample: enter image description here

Used Thesis Template: Easy Thesis

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When you process your document, you'll see the warning:

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OT1/cmr/bx/sc' undefined 
using `OT1/cmr/bx/n' instead on input line 10.

This warning indicates that small caps in the required series (bold face) are not available in the current (Computer Modern in OT1 font encoding) font and LaTeX uses a replacement (Computer Modern in bold face series in OT1 font encoding).

You need a font having small caps in boldface. This can be achieved using the T1 encoding (or a package such as fourier providing the required font):

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,draft]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} 
\usepackage{url} 
%\usepackage{fourier} 
\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\setlength{\oddsidemargin}{53pt}
\setlength{\evensidemargin}{53pt}
\setlength{\marginparwidth}{57pt}
\setlength{\footskip}{30pt}

{\large\textbf{Albert E\textsc{instein}}}\\[0.2cm]

\end{document}

enter image description here

Notice, however, that small caps and bold face seems redundant.

Also, changes to the page layout are better done using the geometry package.

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@gonzalomedian Thank you! :) It works. However, is there a work around? I'm not an expert, and my thesis has another font (see edit above). Somehow, inside the thesis small caps are allowed. But I don't know how to change the title page, since it is generated somehow automatically by the template (means i cannot find the actual page specification -- I'm not an expert) –  alex Mar 28 at 2:12
    
@alex Without the actual code used it's imposssible to tell, Edit your question and provide a link to the template used. –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 28 at 2:15
    
You can typically just include \scshape just before the name. For instance, \author{\scshape Albert Einstein}, should change the font to typeset the author name in small caps. –  cslstr Mar 28 at 2:15
    
@cslstr I don't understand your comment. If the font doesn't provide the required combination (small caps+boldface), no matter whether you use the switch \scshape or the command \textsc, you won't get the desired result. –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 28 at 2:18
    
@GonzaloMedina Thank you much for your help. As you might think it is a pressing moment for me.. I added the thesis link in the question and here: sharelatex.com/templates/thesis/easy-thesis –  alex Mar 28 at 2:18

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