center the word as in the title

I want to move the word up after \huge as in the title in the screenshot below. I am trying to use the stuff in the title argument since I do not want to add a name or date and \maketitle generate a big space if I add \date{} so I decided to get through with this approach. I will delete \title{} and \maketitle after managing it.

code:

\documentclass[paper=a4, fontsize=11pt]{scrartcl}   %
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{fourier}
\usepackage[ngerman, english]{babel}
\usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true]{microtype}
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5}
\newcommand{\horrule}[1]{\rule{\linewidth}{#1}}     %
\newcommand{\twoobjects}[2]{%
\centering \leavevmode\vbox{\hbox{#1}\nointerlineskip\hbox{#2}} %
}
\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]
\date{}
}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\begin{center}
\usefont{OT1}{bch}{b}{n}
\normalfont \normalsize \textsc{SmartBusTraffic: Estimation of Bus positions based on Crowd Sourcing Monitoring} \\ [25pt]
\end{center}

\horrule{0.5pt} \\[0.4cm]
\begin{center}
\huge Handbook \\
\end{center}

\horrule{2pt} \\[0.5cm]

Public transit service plays an important ...

\printbibliography
\end{document}


• Please note, that \\[...] is always a little bit awkward – user31729 Dec 24 '15 at 15:18
• Why didn't you link to the new question in your other one? We could have closed that and i would have saved time. Now we have almost two identical answers two different problems. – Johannes_B Dec 24 '15 at 16:06
• You probably want to add \noindent in front of the \horrule so that you're not getting a paragraph indentation at that point. Currently, you are. – A.Ellett Dec 24 '15 at 19:14

Use \centering instead of \begin{center}...\end{center}, but use it within a group, i.e. a {...} pair, for example. The center environment adds some vertical space before and after the centered content.

A. Ellett made a good comment: The blank line (or a \par) before closing the group is needed by \centering, otherwise there would be no centering (for this effectively one - line text).

\documentclass[paper=a4, fontsize=11pt]{scrartcl}   %
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{fourier}
\usepackage[ngerman, english]{babel}
\usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true]{microtype}
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5}
\newcommand{\horrule}[1]{\rule{\linewidth}{#1}}     %

\title{%
\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]
\date{}%
}

\begin{document}

\maketitle
\begin{center}
\usefont{OT1}{bch}{b}{n}
\normalfont \normalsize \textsc{SmartBusTraffic: Estimation of Bus positions based on Crowd Sourcing Monitoring} \\ [25pt]
\end{center}

\horrule{0.5pt} %\\[0.4cm]
{
\centering
\huge Handbook

}
\horrule{2pt} \\[0.5cm]
Public transit service plays an important ...

\end{document}

• Just wondering, would you get the same effect by using centering as an environment? – daleif Dec 24 '15 at 15:19
• @daleif: You mean \begin{centering}...? I never use macros as environments – user31729 Dec 24 '15 at 15:24
• I do sometimes as it provides better structure, not sure if there is a down side – daleif Dec 24 '15 at 15:31
• @daleif: I know, I've asked a question here about one year ago about \end... stuff macros defined with \newcommand – user31729 Dec 24 '15 at 15:51
• It would probably be a good idea to explain why you left the blank line before closing the group for centering. I think this is a point newbies may not grasp. – A.Ellett Dec 24 '15 at 19:13