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The following is the code related to my title page:

\usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb}

% for nice tables
% end for nice tables

% for using color names
% end for using color names

% for nicer figure captions
% end for nicer figure captions

% fancy headers and footers
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0.1pt} % for upper line
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.1pt} % for lower line
\fancyhead[LE,RO]{\itshape \nouppercase \rightmark}
\fancyhead[LO,RE]{\itshape \nouppercase \leftmark}


% for multirow option in the tables





  \def\FrameCommand{\fboxsep=\FrameSep \fcolorbox{black}}%
  \color{black}\MakeFramed {\FrameRestore}}%

%\bibliographystyle{plain} %Choose a bibliograhpic style


% for height of the heading 


 {\fontsize{70}{70}\selectfont \textbf{
  Word Word\\
  Word Word Word}

 {\large text text text text
     text text text text text text text text
     text text text text text text text text
     text text text text text text text text}  



The problem is that my title has 'Word 1' quite separated from the second row. Another problem is that the whole text is actually not centered. I my preview it is shifted to the left. How could I adjust the title page to have proper title and with the centered text? My intention is to have the title page close to this: http://algo2.iti.kit.edu/documents/DementievDiss.pdf I would appreciate help on how to achieve such a title page.

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Please, make the code snippet into a MWE: without knowing the class you're using it's difficult to give a sensible answer. – egreg Jun 15 '12 at 10:27
@egreg I edited my question. Please write a comment on how to easily copy/paste the code from my .tex file such that it is display as with 4 white spaces at this website. – boy Jun 15 '12 at 10:48
Please use a more describing title. "Problem with title page" can fit 100 different questions. – Martin Scharrer Jun 15 '12 at 10:49
@boy: Not on tex.sx ;) -- a question here should be exactly one problem, one distinct issue. This way, the posts are supposed to be maximally helpful for other users looking for help. That's why we require a certain degree of abstraction in questions. – doncherry Jun 15 '12 at 11:29
regarding why there is more space after "word 1", you have wrapped that block in a group, so the baselines will revert to the "outside" value when the group closes unless the group ends with a blank line or \par. the baselineskip appropriate for the type size inside the group will be applied between the first and second lines since the second line ends with `\` forcing the setting. – barbara beeton Jun 15 '12 at 12:26
up vote 2 down vote accepted

It's a bit hard to do it with standard LaTeX commands, so some low level TeX can come handy.


\hrule height0pt % fix a starting point
\vskip 0pt minus 1000pt % back up how much it's needed

\raggedright % no indentation

\hspace*{\dimexpr(\paperwidth-\textwidth)/2 - \oddsidemargin - 1in - \hoffset\relax}% shift to center
\hbox to 0pt{% make a zero width box
\vbox to \textheight{\centering % this is the main part

\textsc{Brutus C. Dull}


{\Large\bfseries Applied Tetrapiloctomy\\
for GPS Systems\par}




\raggedright\large\sffamily Dissertation zur Erlangung des Grades
des Doktors der Ingenieurwissenschaften (Dr.-Ing.)
der Naturwissenschaftlich-Technischen Fakult\"aten
der Universit\"at des Saarlandes\par
\hspace*{\fill}Saarbr\"ucken, 2006\par
}%end of \vbox
\hss}%end of \hbox

\vskip 0pt minus 1000pt % some space for accommodating the whole thing
\hrule height0pt % fix an end point

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