For front page of the document I'm using \thispagestyle{empty}. But this command put the title on the very first row. I want to put the title in the middle to the page. I tried with \vspace{50mm} but it does not effect the behavior of \thispagestyle{empty}. Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated. Thanks

  • Please make a MWE, that shows the problem. Without this it would be only a quiz finding out, which class you are using and how you make your front page. I've tried classes article and report but at both \thispagestyle{empty} doesn't influence the position of the result of \maketitle. Maybe you simply search for option titlepage. But I really don't know. Dec 9 '11 at 7:47

Following would put the title into the middle of an empty page:


\LARGE Title

Schweinebacke's answer solves the problem well, but it might be worth pointing out what was going wrong originally.

First, page styles and in particular \thispagestyle{empty} are to do with the headers and footers, not body text; the effect of this command is to get rid of the automatic page number. Second, \vspaces are discarded at the top or bottom of pages unless, as Schweinebacke has done, you use the starred version of the command.

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    One could also add some non-printed "anchor" (like \mbox{} or \null) and use \vfill.
    – Werner
    Dec 9 '11 at 19:10

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