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I try to create this cover sheet

enter image description here

I started to browse different variants of coversheets and think Warsaw's coversheet, here, is the closest. However, I do not the like the source code how it is accomplished.

My dummy-document but I started to think that I do not have the right tools now (not correct documentclass; there must be a better way to do this) where I created the align by minipages but the best way; probably same can be accomplished by fluhing

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{float}


\begin{document}
\title{THESIS FOR THE UNIVERSITY}
\author{} % no "immediate" warning wanted

% \begin{flushtop} % TODO do not know how to do this, since no command
\begin{minipage}{0.45\linewidth}\textbf{Lorem University} \\ \textbf{Department of Lorem} \end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}{0.45\linewidth}Course: Lorem Lipsum \\ Curriculm: Lorem \end{minipage}    
% \end{flushtop}

\date{} % no timestamp
\maketitle

% not sure what to use here 
%  \raggedbottom vs flushbottom?
% http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/65356/13173
\begin{flushbottom} % not working
\begin{minipage}{0.45\linewidth}\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}{0.45\linewidth}
Student: Lorem Ipsun \\ 
Year: 2015 \\ 
Day of birth: 1 \\ 
Nationality: USA
\end{minipage}
\end{flushbottom}

...
\end{document}

which gives two pages like

enter image description here

How can accomplish such a coversheet? I am also open to better i.e. more flexible ways to accomplish this. I may occur that I have to re-edit these coversheets fast to different formats so it would be nice to maintain flexibility.

  • 1
    Use the titlepage environment rather than \maketitle. The latter starts a new page. – cfr Feb 4 '15 at 22:18
  • What @cfr said and additionally How to add a flyleaf code? – Johannes_B Feb 4 '15 at 22:18
  • Or to put it in oter words, if the titlepage option is given (default for report), maketitle uses a titlepage-environment itself. The `titlepage-environment starts a new page. – Johannes_B Feb 4 '15 at 22:21
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As suggested in the comments, it's probably better to use titlepage. However, you can keep things all on one page by using this answer to \maketitle text before title and \vfill to push things to the top/bottom.

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\title{THESIS FOR THE UNIVERSITY}
\author{} % no "immediate" warning wanted
\date{} % no timestamp

\begin{minipage}{0.4\linewidth}\textbf{Lorem University} \\ \textbf{Department of Lorem}
\end{minipage}
\hfill
\begin{minipage}{0.4\linewidth}Course: Lorem Lipsum \\ Curriculm: Lorem \end{minipage}    
\par
\bigskip
{\let\newpage\relax\maketitle}
\thispagestyle{empty} % must come after \maketitle
\vfill\flushright
\begin{minipage}{0.33\linewidth}\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}{0.33\linewidth}
Student: Lorem Ipsun \\ 
Year: 2015 \\ 
Day of birth: 1 \\ 
Nationality: USA
\end{minipage}
\end{document}

enter image description here

Note: I changed the widths of some of your minipages in order to spread them out a bit.

  • 1
    Technically, this works, but man this is ugly LaTeX coding. ;-) – Johannes_B Feb 4 '15 at 22:41
  • 1
    Agreed, but I wanted to show the OP's approach is doable if you prevent \maketitle from starting a new page. To the OP: please don't accept this answer. A much better one is bound to come along :) – erik Feb 4 '15 at 22:47
  • I hope so! +1 for courage and giving excellent start! – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Feb 5 '15 at 7:12

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