# Omit Date from LyX Titlepage in KOMA-Script Book

By default, when using Lyx with the KOMA-Script Book class, the date is shown below the title and author name on the titlepage. I would like to omit the date from the titlepage. Is there a way to accomplish this? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

• Try to add \date{} before calling \maketitle. May 28 '16 at 2:15
• Thank you all for your answers! The ERT method of adding \date{} at the beginning of the document does work. Unfortunately, ERT can make the workspace a bit of a mess, so I try to avoid it when possible. This is why I've accepted G.M.'s answer as the solution -- it avoids the need for ERT. A Feldman, you did a lot of work on your answer with the specifics and the screenshots, and I want to thank you for that. To anyone in the future who would prefer to use the ERT method, yours is certainly a very comprehensive answer.
– Aces
May 28 '16 at 3:34
• Not a lot of work. As a former LyX user I completely understand. May 28 '16 at 23:52

Check Documents > Settings > Suppress default date on front page.

I think it is as simple as adding the "evil red text" \date{} to your preamble. To add your ERT place the cursor before your title, Ctrl-l (that's a small "L" not a capital "I") and type \date{} into the red box, and that should do it. You can also choose the menu button marked TeX or go through your menu, Insert then TeX-Code to add your TeX. And see related A Brief History of ERT

A Latex MWE solely for illustration (and not the code LyX uses to produce the same document) is below:

  \documentclass{scrbook}

\title{Hello Cat}
\author{me}
\date{}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

Hello Alice.

\end{document}


and tick suppress default date on front page. I found this out while scouring for a simple way to get this done on this page and thought to share.