# Creating the most basic title page.

I want to create the most basic title page where by it only contains my name and the name of the project. I am using share latex.

This is what I have put.

\title{blah blah}
\Author{Blah blah}
\begin{document}
\maketitle


This does not work, what do I need to do?

• \author would be one correction I would make (lower case a) – Au101 Aug 10 '16 at 19:22
• If that doesn't work, and assuming you've got a \documentclass and you've added \end{document} I'm afraid you'll have to give us more information, as this should compile without error, assuming you're not using some tasty \documentclass with its own eccentricities – Au101 Aug 10 '16 at 19:23
• @Au101 it worked by using lower case. – Al jabra Aug 10 '16 at 19:29
• Also this question is a little unclear. What is your problem? If your problem is that you're getting an error, that's probably due to your mistyped command name. If, however, you want a separate page, and this is just giving you a title at the top of the first page, that choice depends on the documentclass. A separate page is the default behaviour in report and book, for example, I believe, but not in article. You can use the titlepage option (\documentclass[titlepage]{article}) to force this behaviour in article. notitlepage forces the opposite behaviour with the other classes – Au101 Aug 10 '16 at 19:29
• If you are trying to lose the date, you can either redefine \maketitle or simply not use it. – John Kormylo Aug 10 '16 at 19:32

You said you are using share latex. When you create a new project in share latex, it automatically gives you some basic code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\title{blah blah}
\author{Blah blah }
\date{August 2016}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\section{Introduction}

\end{document}


Then, all you have to do is delete \section{introduction} (and, if you want, delete the date line) and you get

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\title{blah blah}
\author{Blah blah }

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\end{document}


Which gives

So, there are a couple things to point out here:

1. In your code, you wrote \Author, instead of \author...that was the main problem.
2. If you want a specific title page, you're going to have to either use a different \documentclass or do as Au101 said, and put \documentclass[titlepage]{article}, which, assuming the previous code, gives

Hope this helps!

• Great stuff. How can you do acknoweldgements? – Al jabra Aug 10 '16 at 19:39
• @Aljabra, I'm not sure what you mean. You can do a section: \section{Acknowledgements} and type whatever there (if that's what you mean). – heather Aug 10 '16 at 19:40
• Oh yeah of course. Thanks. How do I not make it appear in the contents page? – Al jabra Aug 10 '16 at 19:45