# Is it possible to remove the date from this template?

Is it possible to remove the date from this template?

text code:

\documentclass[paper=a4, fontsize=11pt]{scrartcl}   %
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{fourier}
\usepackage[ngerman, english]{babel}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true]{microtype}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amsthm}
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{sectsty}
\allsectionsfont{\centering \normalfont\scshape}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancyplain}
\fancyfoot[C]{}
\fancyfoot[R]{\thepage}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}

\numberwithin{equation}{section}
\numberwithin{figure}{section}
\numberwithin{table}{section}

% Zeilenabstand
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5}

\newcommand{\horrule}[1]{\rule{\linewidth}{#1}}     %
\newcommand{\twoobjects}[2]{%
\centering \leavevmode\vbox{\hbox{#1}\nointerlineskip\hbox{#2}} %
}
\usepackage{subcaption}

\usepackage[backend=bibtex]{biblatex}

\title{
%\vspace{-1in}
\usefont{OT1}{bch}{b}{n}
\normalfont \normalsize \textsc{SmartBusTraffic: Estimation of Bus positions based on Crowd Sourcing Monitoring} \\ [25pt]
\horrule{0.5pt} \\[0.4cm]
\huge Handbook
\horrule{2pt} \\[0.5cm]
}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

Public transit service plays an important ...

\printbibliography
\end{document}


• simply \date{}? – Johannes_B Dec 24 '15 at 14:09
• Little hint, the code is using packages that shouldn't be used with KOMA-script. You get corresponding warnings. By the way, why do you call this a template? – Johannes_B Dec 24 '15 at 14:11
• also, when posting, please try to minimize the example as much as possible. Many of the packages have nothing to do with the example, and removing them might also show you where the problem lies. This is great for your own learning, but also makes it easier and faster to give answers, as well as for other users to use your example as a general question. have a look at meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/… – Runar Dec 24 '15 at 14:16
• @Johannes_B: Thanks it works. I called it a template because I downloaded it as template from somewhere to write first report. Is it possible to move the line up after deleting the date? Please see screenshot above. – TheBook Dec 24 '15 at 14:19
• I think using title and maketitle is the very wrong approach in your case. Just copy the argument of title and remove the maketitle command. Instead, use the copied stuff and manual spacing. – Johannes_B Dec 24 '15 at 14:21

It seems to me you don't want to use \maketitle at all, if you are not satisfied with the default (the default assumes that every document has an author and a date). Do the title by yourself.

\documentclass[paper=a4,
fontsize=11pt,
]{scrartcl}   %
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{fourier}
\usepackage[ngerman, english]{babel}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true]{microtype}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amsthm}
\usepackage[%pdftex% JB: No option pdftex
]{graphicx}
\usepackage{url}
%\usepackage{sectsty}
%\allsectionsfont{\centering \normalfont\scshape}
\renewcommand{\raggedsection}{\centering}
\setkomafont{disposition}{\normalfont\scshape}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{scrlayer-scrpage}
\clearpairofpagestyles
\ofoot*{\pagemark}
%\usepackage{fancyhdr}
%\pagestyle{fancyplain}
%\fancyfoot[C]{}
%\fancyfoot[R]{\thepage}
%\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}

\numberwithin{equation}{section}
\numberwithin{figure}{section}
\numberwithin{table}{section}

% Zeilenabstand
%\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5}

\newcommand{\horrule}[1]{\rule{\linewidth}{#1}}%truly horrible
\newcommand{\twoobjects}[2]{%
\centering \leavevmode\vbox{\hbox{#1}\nointerlineskip\hbox{#2}} %
}
\usepackage{subcaption}

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
%   \usefont{OT1}{bch}{b}{n}% JB: switching to another font
%   \normalfont% JB: switching back to the default right
%   after, do you want this?
%   \normalsize
\textsc{SmartBusTraffic: Estimation of Bus positions based on Crowd Sourcing Monitoring} \\ [25pt]
\horrule{0.5pt} \\[0.4cm]
\huge Handbook
\horrule{2pt} \\[0.5cm]
\end{center}

Public transit service plays an important \dots

\blinddocument
\end{document}