{titles} is about typesetting document titles, usually with the help of \maketitle or the titlepage environment. A popular package is {titling}.

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Showcase of beautiful title page done in TeX

The book is mostly meets by the Title Page. Default TeX \maketitle are simple and minimalistic. I'm looking for examples of Title Pages: complex - have different formatting; beautiful and awesome; ...
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What's the correct use of \author when multiple authors?

Working on a project, the article we are writing is written by me and someone else. How should I fill the \author? What about \author{LASTNAME1, FIRSTNAME1 \& LASTNAME2, FIRSTNAME2}? It doesn't ...
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Omitting the date when using \maketitle

I'm using the \author and \title commands to produce a title with \maketitle. I also know that there is a \date command to specify the date of my work. However, if I omit \date, \maketitle will ...
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\subtitle doesn't work in article document class

I'm relatively new to TeX but until now I used mostly the beamer class. There I did this: \documentclass{beamer} \title{title} \subtitle{subtitle} \author{name} \date{\today} \begin{document} ...
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How to create a background image on title page with LaTeX?

I want to put a background image on a title page of a document. Is it possible and does it work? EDIT: The answer by Presidenten using the eso-pic package and my answer found after some research ...
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Adding more than one author with different affiliation

My goal is adding more than one author with different affiliations, it will look like something: Author A, Author B, Author C, Author D and Author E A,B,C Department of Computer Science ...
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Where to put the institute information in the article document class?

I've seen in other document classes that one can input the authors' institutes via special commands, for example in revtex4 I can put \title{Aggregation According to Classical Kinetics---From ...
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Removing vertical space inside \maketitle

In \documentclass{article}, the \maketitle command results in a lot of wasted vertical space. Is there any way for me to remove it? In other words, I'd like the author to appear directly below the ...
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Should I place \title, \author, \date in the preamble or after \begin{document}?

The motivation for this question Forgive me if this looks very basic to you but nobody has pointed out to me yet until now in a comment to a question that the \title command (and thus the other two ...
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removing page number for title page

I'm using titlepage to create a title/abstract page for a paper, and I don't want a page number to appear, so I use the following fragment: \begin{titlepage} \clearpage\thispagestyle{empty} ...
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Use the values of \title, \author and \date on a custom title page

I am trying to create a title page of my own. Is there a way to make use of the \title, \author and \date commands inside the title page? For instance: ... \title{Something Cool} \author{Cool Dude} ...
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How to add several authors with different affiliations in beamer?

Is it possible to do this in beamer? Or do I have to use other packages?
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Shift title and author text up?

What is the best way to shift the title text 'up' in a LaTeX document compiled with pdftex? When I do this: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper, onecolumn]{article} \setlength{\topmargin}{0in} ...
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How to customize \titlepage in beamer?

I'm trying build my own theme to use for work-related presentations in beamer. I'm not so familiar with how to write the themes, I'm customizing a title page manually at the moment. What I want to ...
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Resources for title page and front matter design

I need to create the area between the outer cover and the table of contents for a novel. This will present (at least partially, but preferably at a minimum): the title the author's name the ...
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Subtitle with the \maketitle page?

Does there exist some command for subtitles in the \maketitle thing?
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How can I use @author, @date, and @title after maketitle?

I want to include the values of author, date, and title in my use of fancyhdr in a document that uses \maketitle. Googling about, I saw that @date, etc. can access the date, etc., values set in the ...
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Adding custom image in title slide

I use beamer with the warsaw style to create presentation. I would like to insert an image in the title slide as part of customization. An image that fills the whole breadth of the slide but limits to ...
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logo in the first page only

I want to insert the logo in the title page only. However, it displays on all pages! How can I make these two figurs display as logo in the title page only? I type in the preamble: \logo{% ...
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How to remove the copyright box on a paper that uses the ACM sig-alternate.cls class file?

The ACM provides a LaTeX template called sig-alternate.cls (webpage, class file). The current version is 2.4 released in April, 2009. I would like to submit a paper for review using this class file. ...
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Different margins for title page

My document class is article with a4paper. The margins that I want for the body are: top: 1 inch bottom: 1 inch right: 0.5 inch left: 1.5 inch The title page should have a 1 inch margin on all four ...
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What does the titlepage environment do and what are its benefits?

I'm speaking about the article document class only, because report and book deal with titles in a different way. Obviously, the titlepage environment triggers a new page after it, and it resets the ...
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Using \author and \thanks for authors with common affiliations

What is the correct way to use \author and \thanks when I want to have multiple authors having common affiliations? For instance, using \author{ABC\thanks{XYZ} \and DEF\thanks{UVW} \and ...
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Why are \@title, \@author, and \@date cleared during \maketitle?

(This is not a duplicate of How can I use @author, @date, and @title after maketitle?) I understand that \maketitle resets a bunch of macros, including \@title, \@author, \@date, and \maketitle ...
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Suppress page numbers in article documentclass

I want to suppress page numbers. I am also using \maketitle command which seems to trigger the problem. MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt,english]{article} \title{My title} \begin{document} ...
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Poor leading in titles

Here's an example of terrible (and non-constant) leading in titles that is causing me trouble: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Filling white space in title page with random numbers or a text

Is it possible to fill all white space in this template with numbers or a text? %---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- % PACKAGES AND OTHER ...
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Create a book cover with spine, rear page and flaps

I have just finished my thesis, and I want to ask if there is a way to create a front-title page with spine (I don't know if this is the right term for the area between front page and rear page)? I ...
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Remove “Abstract” title from Abstract

I am using the abstract package, but want to remove the title and associated horizontal spacing. Is there an easy way to do this? (Be aware: this may be a complete newby question, as I have only ...
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Putting abstract at the titlepage

My LaTeX file: \maketitle \begin{abstract} For over a century, fingerprints have been an undisputed personal identifier. Recent court rulings have sparked interest in verifying unique... ...
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\thanks won't appear in IEEEtran

I'm writing a article for a conference and using the IEEEtran class, this the first paper I'm doing with LaTeX but there's a problem I just can't solve I'm trying to write some acknowledgments but ...
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Is there a way to add a field to the title page in beamer?

I have to add a \supervisor field to the title page of my presentation. Is there a way to do that in beamer? I tried adding the supervisor information to the \author field, but the content of the ...
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Extra space behind month for \today with \usepackage[norsk]{babel} in December

When using \today and \usepackage[norsk]{babel} (babel <v3.8l>) in December there is an extra space behind the month name. How do I get around this? \documentclass{article} ...
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ToC on the title page in a report

I am writing a thesis, and as long as it's a draft, I would like to keep the amount of non-content to a minimum. That said, I would like my title page to be just a heading with the name of the thesis, ...
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\pagestyle{empty} doesn't seem to work for page with \maketitle

In the LaTeX document pasted below, I still see page numbers upon compiling, even though I've included a \pagestyle{empty} command below the \maketitle command. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Thanks ...
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How does “missing \begin{document}” work?

I would like to know how does LaTeX invoke the error Missing \begin{document}. I would like to reproduce it in the sense of the following MWE (it will become a part of my own document class): ...
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\everymath and author color

Consider the following example: \documentclass[11pt]{paper} \usepackage[usenames]{color} \definecolor{foo}{rgb}{0.75,0.0,0.0} \everymath{\color{foo}} \title{something} \author{someone} ...
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Full page image as title page

Background Wrote a technical manual in LyX. The technical manual currently has two parts: Cover image (PDF) Manual text (PDF) Problem When merging the two PDF files (with GhostScript or other ...
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How to make a title page with beamer without navigation bar, using theme warsaw

Using beamer, how to make a title page without a navigation bar, using the theme "warsaw" or how to get a title page from another theme, but maintaining the navigation bar on the other frames?
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Is it possible to remove date in the title page of Beamer

I am using \usetheme{Warsaw}. It seems that it doesn't depend on the theme. Does anyone know how to remove the date in the title page?
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How to make a new command similar to \author

I'm preparing a new template for our students' projects based on memoir. All this projects are supervised (directed) by one or more professors so I would like to declare a command like \author but ...
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How to choose singular or plural form from presence of \and in argument

I need a new command \director (similar to author) to write project's director names. But I would like to write the word Director or Directors (if more than one) in front of the names. The easiest way ...
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Same affiliation for all authors without extra packages

I have a working paper with a colleague from the same institution, so we entered: \author{A B \and C d} how can I now add affiliation, so that its for both authors (centred), and not only for one ...
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Some questions about titlepage and tikz

I would like to create a title with titlepage and tikz. However, I don't know very well these both tools and I need your help. Here is what I've got now and, then, I have three questions: 1. How ...
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Using \maketitle twice in the same article

I need to write a single, short PDF file that contains two distinct parts. I don't want to mess with PDF joins and hacks, as I need both parts to share page numbers, citations, etc. However, I want ...
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Is there a way to access the individual authors given by \author?

suppose I have several authors that I have declared via the \author command in latex-beamer, e.g. \author{Einstein \and Podolsky \and Rosen} I was wondering whether there is a way to access the ...
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Remove margins for title page

The scrbook class calculates margins automatically. For the title page of a book, I would like no margins at all, so that the text would be centered properly. How can I disable all margins for the ...
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Consistent way to define document title, subtitle, author, affiliation, abstract etc

Many document classes seem to have their own way of defining document title and author information, often with only subtle differences. (\title seems to be pretty much standard everywhere, in contrast ...
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Creating a titlepage

I want to create a titlepage as the one shown here. But I don't know how to put a line under the logo and get the text and all the stuff in the right position. I've tried some things with: ...
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How can I get \maketitle to create a separate title page with the article class?

I am working on a maths assignment and new to using LaTeX. I have written the assignment up but I would like the title page to be its own page. Currently my title page is a few lines generated by ...