For an article, I'm trying to center my name and address, but \center is putting the relevant info at the very top of the page before the title instead of where I want it, after the title. How can get \center to center where I want it to?

  • Could you please add a minimal example.
    – Caramdir
    Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 16:15

2 Answers 2


You could try \begin{centering}Your Name\\ Your Address\end{centering}.

However, that isn't good style because you mix formatting and content.

Instead maybe you can use \author{Your Name\\Your Address} and \maketitle.

You could also check for answers here: https://tex.stackexchange.com/


Perhaps you will be interested by this skeleton of a LaTeX file. Basically I just extended @whoplisp's answer into a minimal working example.


\author{My name\\My address}
\title{The title of my article}



\section{A section}
Some text


Furthermore, you should note that center is an environment, used as \begin{center}Some text\end{center}, while \centering is a declaration, used to center whichever group it is in. It is for instance very often used in figures: \begin{figure}\centering\caption{This is the caption}\includegraphics{file}\end{figure}.

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