# Classicthesis, drafting date persists

I can not remove the drafting date from the title page of my thesis.

I am using classicthesis to write my thesis. I am not using the classigthesis-config.tex but define the package options directly when loading the classicthesis usepackage. 'drafting' is not included, but the date remains. I have used the 'search' function to search for 'draft' and 'drafting' in all files - there is none.

\usepackage[
eulerchapternumbers,
%parts,
pdfspacing,
%dottedtoc,
listings,
eulermath,
subfig]
{classicthesis}

\title{
\Huge\textls[80]{\textsc{The letterspaced smallcaps look great}}\\
\vspace*{10 mm}
\large\textls[80]{\textsc{JANE DOE}}\\
\large\textls[80]{\textsc{PhD thesis $\cdot$ 2017}}
}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\thispagestyle{empty}
\null\newpage

\end{document}
• your example just makes an error ! LaTeX Error: \l@subfigure undefined. ? – David Carlisle Jul 19 '17 at 19:08
• do you just mean today's date in the title page? that is just the scrbook title, \date{} would make it empty – David Carlisle Jul 19 '17 at 19:33
• That solved it. Thank you - and sorry for the error MWE – Katarina Jul 20 '17 at 6:48

The date printed by \maketitle is not a result of a draft option. It is simple part of the default document title page. Its contents can be changed using the argument of command \date. So you can use eg \date{<final date>} or an empty date with \date{}.

But you are using \title to format the complet contents of the title page. So maybe it is better to use the titlepage environment instead \maketitle:

\usepackage[
eulerchapternumbers,
%parts,
pdfspacing,
%dottedtoc,
listings,
eulermath,
%subfig% would need one of the packages subcaption, subfig, ...
]
{classicthesis}

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\begin{center}
\vspace*{\fill}%
\usekomafont{title}\large%
{\Huge\textls[80]{\textsc{The letterspaced smallcaps look great}}\par}%
\vspace*{10 mm}%
\textls[80]{\textsc{JANE DOE}}\par
\textls[80]{\textsc{PhD thesis $\cdot$ 2017}}\par
\vspace{\stretch{4.5}}%
\end{center}
\end{titlepage}
\cleardoublepage
Text
\end{document}

Note, that you can use \cleardoublepage to insert an empty even page after the title page.

The scrbook class you are using uses the date in the title you can make this empty using the standard latex command

\date{}