# Turn off bold in title + change header on title page

I am trying to make a title page following a template provided. I need to have a top right header on every page except the first where I should have only the name of the grant council at the top left (with no line below it this time). I can see how to get the headers for all pages except the title page. I tried to follow Header or footer of title page differs with that of main text to modify only the title page header but with no luck. I also need a multi-line centred title. How can I turn off bold for some of the lines in the title? Finally, I need to move the whole title up to the top of the page, that is remove much of the space above its top line.

Here is a skeleton version of the file I would like to get working.

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}

\pagestyle{fancy}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}

\usepackage{mathptmx}

\title{Name\\Grant\\Research proposal\\Part B\\Title\\Acronym\\Length}

\date{}
\begin{document}

\maketitle

\section*{test}

\end{document}


EDIT: Although it is the page with the title on it so a title page in that sense, I need to start the document directly below the title .

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OK I think my edited solution works for your edited question. – Seamus Aug 24 '11 at 15:05

As a personal preference, I would forego the use of \maketitle in favour of having a little more freedom in typesetting the different style of the title page and what follows. In that regard, consider the following:

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\usepackage{fancyhdr}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fancyhdr
\usepackage{mathptmx}

\pagestyle{fancy}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}

\begin{document}

% Set fancy header style for title page only (local fancy header style)
\fancypagestyle{titlepage}{
\lhead{Name of Grant Council}% Grant name
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}
}

\thispagestyle{titlepage}

\begingroup
\centering \Huge
Name\\Grant\\Research proposal\\Part B\\Title\\Acronym\\Length\\
\endgroup

\section*{test}
\lipsum[1-20]
\end{document}​


The "title" is typeset using \centering\Huge, so there's no bold. Headings are set for the first page under the fancy style titlepage, that modifies only the title page headings (via \thispagestyle{titlepage}) - that is, this is a local change. The lipsum package was included merely to populate the document with some dummy text.

Of course, spacing after the heading can be adjusted as required (using, say, \bigskip or other vertical spacing techniques).

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Thanks. One issue is that it seems to need the \newpage otherwise the title page acquires the headers of the later pages (if you just delete the \newpage command you can see you never get the \lhead{Name of Grant Council} header). In my case I need to be able to start the document under the title, not on a new page (I have removed the \newpage from my MWE now). How can I still get it to work? – Raphael Aug 24 '11 at 14:37
@Raphael: Then you would need to define a heading style similar to what Seamus did and use it the form \thispagestyle{...}. I've updated my answer to reflect this. – Werner Aug 24 '11 at 15:38
Thanks, that's perfect. – Raphael Aug 24 '11 at 16:07

I would say give up trying to use the \title command to do all the work and just place the elements yourself with judicious use of \\[length] to put vertical space between the elements and some explicit \Huge,\large,\normalsize-like commands to have the elements appear different sizes.

I've added the titling package to allow you to use \thetitle and \theauthor to print the title and author respectively.

EDIT: since you don't want the title to be on a separate page, removing the titlepage environment (but keeping its content) works perfectly

Here's a first stab at doing what you want:

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}

\pagestyle{fancy}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}
\fancypagestyle{titlepage}{
\fancyhf{}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}
\setlength\headheight{1.5\baselineskip} % <-- set to whatever you need on the first page.
}
\usepackage{titling}

\usepackage{mathptmx}
\title{Name}
\author{A. Author}
\date{}
\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{titlepage}
\begin{center}
\Huge \theauthor \\[1cm]
\Large Grant \\
Research proposal\\[.5cm]
\normalsize Part B \\
\Huge \thetitle \\[1cm]
\large Acronym \\
length
\end{center}

\section*{test}

\end{document}


Note I've used the \fancypagestyle to define a titlepage page style (as is done in the answer you linked to) and applied this to the title page.

For the record, the titlepage environment which doesn't work for this particular problem, gives you more control over where to put the various elements of your page. This is definitely preferable to throwing it all into the \title command.

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Thanks. Now I have two perfect answers and only one to accept. – Raphael Aug 24 '11 at 16:07