I'd like to add a \fbox with "Draft: Please Do Not Quote or Cite" at the top right of my title page which I generate with maketitle.

Does somebody know how to elegantly add the line \fbox{\small Draft: Please Do Not Quote or Cite} to the title?

    \textbf{\ttitle} % title defined above
\date{\normalsize \today}



Use the »titling« package to customize the title according to your ideas.


\posttitle{\par\end{center}\vskip 0.5em}
    \large \lineskip 0.5em%

  \fbox{Draft: Please Do Not Quote or Cite}%



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  • I've tried all three options (thank you, guys!). At the end, this one turned out to be the only functioning for me, since I was heavily modifying maketitle myself. – Til Hund Nov 14 '13 at 10:08

Does the following rather simple solution suit you? Specify your title using the \mydrafttitle command. The rest is like your everyday use. No extra package needed.



\long\def\mydrafttitle#1{\title{\vspace*{-\titlepageskip}\hfill\fbox{\small Draft: Please Do Not Quote or Cite}\\[\titlepageskip]#1}}

\mydrafttitle{Paper Title}

\author{Author Name}

\date{Paper Date}






And here is the output.

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I'm a fan of the titling package, but Thorsten was quicker than me. :) Here's a third approach with patching \maketitle and adding a boolean flag:





\framebox{\small Draft: please do not quote or cite}

\patchcmd{\@maketitle}{2em}{2em \draftnote}{}{}





The output:

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. Tis some visitor, I muttered, tapping at my chamber door. Only this, and nothing more.

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