\maketitle text before title

I want my page to look something like this (using \documentclass{article}):

text

title

text

but I can't get it right, it puts my title on the next page leaving my first text paragraph on separate page. What should I do?

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Could you please provide a more detailed (formatted) mockup of what you would like to achieve? It may narrow down the possible solutions. –  Peter Jansson Dec 9 '12 at 15:25
I have some text at the beginning of my article I defined \title{Naslov Prvog Zadatka} \author{} \date{} \maketitle and some text after this but when I compile it, title begins on a new page leaving text on first page.. –  Emir Dec 9 '12 at 15:28
This also works for moving my title lower on the title-page. \vspace*{...} before \maketitle actually moves the title now, instead of just inserting a blank page before the title :) –  Judy Dec 11 '13 at 18:40

\maketitle inserts a \newpage since the title is usually meant to be displayed at the top of the page. To avoid this, you can make \newpage a "no-op":

{\let\newpage\relax\maketitle}


Placing it inside a group {} makes the change local. Here's a quick view on what the outcome of this modification is using a minimal working example (MWE):

\documentclass{article}
\title{Title}\author{Author}
\begin{document}
Some text

{\let\newpage\relax\maketitle}

Some text
\end{document}

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Thank you, it's working fine –  Emir Dec 9 '12 at 15:47
@Emir The best way to thank the answerer is to accept the answer (and upvote it). –  Ethan Bolker Dec 9 '12 at 16:01