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Right now I'm using \title to define a title and \maketitle to display it. How do I put multiple lines in the title? I need to adhere to APA 6th edition format, and according to the book I'm using, I need a simple title page with multiple lines, all of the same font and size. I'm using the apa6 document class.

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You can use a protected \parbox with centered contents; inside this \parbox, you can use \\ to introduce line breaks:

\documentclass{apa6}

\title{\protect\parbox{\textwidth}{\protect\centering A title\\ spanning\\ three lines}}
\author{The Author}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\end{document}

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The \maketitle command might result too restrictive for your purpose, so you can simply design your own titling information from scratch without using \title, \author, \maketitle, etc.; in the following example code I used a simple center environment to center the information and inside this environment you can format the information according to your specific needs:

\documentclass{apa6}

\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{center}
\fontsize{12}{14}\selectfont
A title\\ 
spanning\\ 
three lines

\vspace{1ex}

The Author
\end{center}

\end{document}

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How do I put this all in a size 12, non-bold font? Another issue is that I don't want any "affiliation" to be shown. –  notfed May 17 '12 at 2:17
    
Basically, I need a few plain, 12pt lines. I'm putting the author inside these lines. The extra \author and \affiliation commands are superfluous. But apa6 requires me to use them. –  notfed May 17 '12 at 2:22
    
@notfed: please see my updated answer. –  Gonzalo Medina May 17 '12 at 2:30
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@nofted: then apparently you'll need to stick to \maketitle if you're not sure how to produce the various elements that the command handles (\abstract amongst others). As for the APA standard, I don't know. I've never used it since I work in a discipline not requiring it. This, however, is in the package documentation: –  Gonzalo Medina May 17 '12 at 2:40
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"Most journals in the social sciences require manuscripts to be formatted in com- pliance with the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual, which is updated periodically. The 6th Edition, released in 2009, substantially changed the guidelines for formatting manuscripts; these modifications rendered existing A formatting solutions (e.g., the apa L TEX class) inadequate for venues in which 6th Edition guidelines are being enforced. The apa6 class solves this problem, and provides some new functionality not offered by the apa class." –  Gonzalo Medina May 17 '12 at 2:40
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