I'm looking for a way to easily experiment with different title page styles, without having to design them myself. Something similar to what ms word offers.

  • The memoir class provides a bunch of different predefined page styles. Title Pages. You can find many, many more examples online, but please be careful. Not all show good or even correct LaTeX. The above linked examples should be fine, though. – Johannes_B May 11 '15 at 19:40
  • Good to know. A package would still be preferred to a class, as one might be bound to a different class for some reason. – Desik May 11 '15 at 19:49
  • Those are just examples, you would need to copy the code and make some mminor adjustments. A general package is quite difficult to do. With the standard title, you have author, title and date, but you much likely want to include a publisher, a location, some copyright note or in case of a thesis the university name and logo, the degree that's gonna be achieved, the names of the supervisors. There are really too many variables to pre-pack stuff. – Johannes_B May 11 '15 at 19:56
  • You can load the titling package, also written by Pater Wilson, for an easy customisation off title pages. – Bernard May 11 '15 at 22:04
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    titlepages is not a class. It is a series of examples and not dependent on any particular class. Although obviously some examples would not work with some classes without modification. Do note that 'what MS Word offers' may seem to be a matter of common knowledge, but is rather less likely to be so among the denizens of this site. I have no idea what it offers and I'm sure I'm not the only one. – cfr May 11 '15 at 22:14

Topic titlepage on CTAN:

  • titlepages – Sample titlepages, and how to code them. (The package consist only in a PDF and the TeX source).

May be also useful:

  • ti­tle­foot - Add spe­cial ma­te­rial to footer of ti­tle page

  • ti­tlepic - Add pic­ture to ti­tle page of a doc­u­ment.

  • ti­tling - Con­trol over the type­set­ting of the \maketi­tle com­mand.

May be too specific but source code could help for your own title page:

Besides, may be you want also a cover ...

  • bookcover – A class for book covers and dust jackets

And these are not CTAN packages but ...

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