# Title page using begin{titlepage} Journal-like style

I am trying to make a titlepage similar to the one below. However I am having a few problems regarding getting dagger, and star as footnotes. Also, when I tried to writer author like in the image (same line with space between), I have some "issues" because I have centering and one of the names has 4 + 4 letters and the other has 7 + 7, therefore it seems sort of unbalanced... Thanks

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\pagestyle{plain}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{setspace}%set line spacing
\onehalfspacing
\usepackage[top=2cm, bottom=2cm, left=5cm, right=2cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{parskip}%gir avsnitt iuten\\
\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}

\begin{document}

\begin{titlepage}

\newcommand{\HRule}{\rule{\linewidth}{0.5mm}} % Defines a new command for the horizontal lines, change thickness here

\center % Center everything on the page

%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\textsc{Business School - Thesis}\\[2.6cm] % Name of university/college
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   TITLE SECTION
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

%\HRule \\
{ \LARGE \bfseries  Do the Financial Markets Trust XXX?:} \\[0.5cm]
{\Large \bfseries A Macro-Finance Model of the Term Structure}

%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   AUTHOR SECTION
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\textsc{Authors:}\\
Author1 $^\dag$\\
Author2$^\ddag$\\[0.8cm]%Department of Economics  %Department of Financial Economics
\textsc{Supervisor:}\\Institute sup.\\[1cm]

%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   DATE SECTION
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\today\\[1cm] % Date, change the \today to a set date if you want to be precise
\hrule
\abstract{From a macroeconomic perspective, the short-term interest rate is a policy instrument under the direct control of the central bank, which adjusts the rate to achieve its economic stabilization goals.}
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   LOGO SECTION
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\vfill % Filling the rest of the page with whitespace
\end{titlepage}
\end{document}


It should be possible to achieve all of the layout elements that you want with minimal manual fiddling using LaTeX's built in titleblock typesetting. You can use \\ to insert new lines or white space inside \title, \author, and \date and incorporate the business school, supervisor, and institution information into these.

LaTeX automatically uses star/dagger footnote symbols within its titleblock, and ensures that the author block is in the center of the page (even if one author's name is longer).

\documentclass{article}

\title{
{\LARGE \bfseries Project Title}\\{\Large\bfseries Project Subtitle}\thanks{Paper footnotes.}
}

\author{
First Author' Long Name\thanks{First author's footnotes go here.}\\Podang U.
\and
Second Author\thanks{Second author's footnotes go here.} \\Potato U.
}

\date{
\textsc{Supervisor:} Supervisor's Name\\[1em]
\today
}

%----------------------------------

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\hrule

\begin{abstract}
Abstract text goes here.
\end{abstract}
\vfill
\newpage

\end{document}


• Thats fair enough, but I need the additional title for which business school I am graduating, furthermore I want a line to go across the page before the abstract... which is why i used titlepage environment – MAT-TEX May 9 '14 at 16:30
• and supervisor... – MAT-TEX May 9 '14 at 16:37
• @MAT-TEX I edited the example to include these elements. – Ubiquitous May 9 '14 at 17:36
• @Ubiquitous Can you add any more information other than just your code to give context and explain how it addresses the question/problem? – cslstr May 10 '14 at 3:47
• I edited it a bit further and now I am satisfied. Used \setlength{\droptitle}{-10em} to adjust the title further.. – MAT-TEX May 11 '14 at 9:40