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I need to present a College assignment and it has to be in article style. My problem is that right after the title I've got to add my professor's name and my working group. I tried this:

\author{\textbf{Professor:} Professor's name 
\\  \textbf{Working Group:} Member 1 \\ Member 2 \\ Member 3}

But the result is not visually appealing 'cause nothing is aligned and looks pretty unnatural. Is there a way to improve this presentation?

Also, I would like to add my institution's name somewhere (it's not mandatory) but I don't know how to do it with the \maketitle command I’m using. Any advice on this is also appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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In the default article document class the authors are set in a top-aligned tabular (with one centred column), as defined in \@maketitle:

\def\@maketitle{%
  \newpage
  \null
  \vskip 2em%
  \begin{center}%
  \let \footnote \thanks
    {\LARGE \@title \par}%
    \vskip 1.5em%
    {\large
      \lineskip .5em%
      \begin{tabular}[t]{c}% <------
        \@author%            <------ Authors
      \end{tabular}\par}%    <------
    \vskip 1em%
    {\large \@date}%
  \end{center}%
  \par
  \vskip 1.5em}

As such, if you're interested in a specific alignment, set the authors using a nested tabular:

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\documentclass{article}
\title{This is a title}
\author{\begin{tabular}{rl}
  \textbf{Professor:} & Professor's name \\
  \textbf{Working Group:} & Member 1 \\ & Member 2 \\ & Member 3
\end{tabular}}
\begin{document}
\maketitle

Here is some text.
\end{document}

Alternatively, utilize the single centred column in the following way:

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\documentclass{article}
\title{This is a title}
\author{\textbf{Professor:} \\  Professor's name \\
  \textbf{Working Group:} \\
  Member 1 \quad Member 2 \quad Member 3}
\begin{document}
\maketitle

Here is some text.
\end{document}
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    In Beamer I get ! Use of \begin doesn't match its definition. Is there an analogous way?
    – Leo
    Mar 19 '14 at 16:33
  • @Leo: Which of the above code did you use with beamer?
    – Werner
    Mar 19 '14 at 17:03
  • The one with the \begin{tabular}{rl}.
    – Leo
    Mar 19 '14 at 18:26
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    @Leo: This is because beamer sets the author information in the footer as well, and there must be something amiss with that translation. Since the fix might be not as easy, I suggest posting a follow-up question, linking back to this one. Also remember to supply a minimal working example (MWE).
    – Werner
    Mar 19 '14 at 18:44
  • Thanks. I added it here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/166531
    – Leo
    Mar 19 '14 at 19:32

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