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I am new to LaTeX and trying to write my first paper with it. I need help on the title page. I want something that says

                               Initial Planning Report

                         Author 1 Author 2 Author 3 Author 4




I am able to make the 4 authors and the title. But when I try to add centered text under the authors' names, it only puts it under the 4th authors name. And also, is there a way I could have the authors be aligned vertically instead of horizontally?

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Maybe you put your code here? Do you use \maketitle or the titlepage environment? – ejoerns Feb 27 '12 at 8:30
Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. – Stephen Feb 27 '12 at 19:10
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You may use the titlepage environment.

% ----------------------------------------------------------------
 {\Huge\bfseries Initial Planning Report\\}
 % ----------------------------------------------------------------
 {\Large\bfseries Author -- 1}\\[5pt]
 {\Large\bfseries Author -- 2}\\[5pt]
 {\Large\bfseries Author -- 3}\\[5pt]
 {\Large\bfseries Author -- 4}\\[5pt]
 % ----------------------------------------------------------------
 % ----------------------------------------------------------------
    \item[\hbox to 0pt{\Large\bfseries Class:}]      {}
        \item[\hbox to 0pt{\Large\bfseries Professor:}]      {}
        \item[\hbox to 0pt{\Large\bfseries Date:}]      {}
% ----------------------------------------------------------------
% ----------------------------------------------------------------

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How would I get those last pieces of information such as Class, Professor, and date to center? – Greg Harrington Feb 27 '12 at 22:37
@GregHarrington you can adjust the left margin in \setlength{\leftmargin}{1.5in} suitably. – Harish Kumar Feb 27 '12 at 22:45

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