# Output \thanks under authors in \maketitle

How can one typeset the associations under the authors, by means of \renewcommand{\maketitle}{} or using the titling package? I'm trying to get something like this:

## What I have so far

\documentclass{article}

\title{A very fancy title}
\author{John Doe\thanks{University of Doeland}}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\maketitle}{
\renewcommand*\footnoterule{}
{\Large\bfseries\@title}\par
\medskip
\@author\par
\medskip
\@thanks % adding \@thanks here causes the footnote to be typeset at the bottom of the page
\medskip
\hline
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}

• Please add a minimal working example (MWE). – Bobyandbob Jun 9 '17 at 23:40
• @Bobyandbob there you go. – rberaldo Jun 9 '17 at 23:44
• Why don't you use the journal's class? – cfr Jun 10 '17 at 0:48
• The image is just an example I found, @cfr. I'm not actually submitting any papers, but would like to learn how changing the position of the footnotes can be accomplished. – rberaldo Jun 10 '17 at 0:52
• what you show for "thanks" looks terribly like an institutional address. take a look for how to enter an author address with the article document class. that may be what you are looking for. – barbara beeton Jun 10 '17 at 1:30

\maketitle is one of the most confused commands. It only makes sense for repeated articles that shall keep the same appearance.

I suggest not to use it for single papers or articles.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{url}
\begin{document}
\begin{center}
{\Huge\bfseries How to use a Wheelie Bin?\par\vspace{2\baselineskip}}
Walter Wombat\textsuperscript{1}, Carl Capybara\textsuperscript{2}, Bill Bobcat, Samantha Salamander, Quintus Quail, and Rusty Racoon
\par\vspace{\baselineskip}
\textsuperscript{1} University of Trash Cans\par \url{www.donotwasteyourtime.com}\par \url{walter@carpediem.org}\par
\textsuperscript{2} National Institute of Waste
\end{center}
\tableofcontents
\section{The wheels}
\section{the lid}

\end{document}