When I compile, I always get the title as part of the left column. I'd like the title to be on the top of the page, bridging across the two columns.



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It should look something like this:


%  What ever packages you want to use here.


\title{Dawn the Mission to Vesta and Ceres}


% make the title area                                                               

%The abstract goes here.                                                            




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  • Can you make a compilable MWE? Otherwise it's not that helpful to the user since this much comes with the template anyway. Minor nitpick; the author and title should better go into the preamble.
    – percusse
    Jun 27, 2013 at 21:18
  • @percusse I have never had a problem with the title and author in that location. I added a pic as well. Plus, I figured the OP had the preamble since the question was about IEEEtran.
    – dustin
    Jun 27, 2013 at 21:30
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    OK I'll wait for your question about it one day.
    – percusse
    Jun 27, 2013 at 21:37
  • Incase you wish to have a good looking output instead of a full screenshot How does one add a LaTeX output to a question/answer? Jun 27, 2013 at 21:43
  • @percusse no one has mentioned adverse effects due to not being above the preamble. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/92702/… Seems that it is preference and there is a manual that suggest above.
    – dustin
    Jun 27, 2013 at 21:46

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