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The first few pages in a thesis or report seem to be not so easy for a Latex beginner. I read the post, however, it didn't show how to do the next few pages often appeared in a thesis and the text in the title page seem not centered. Recently, I am trying to customize my titlepage and find a good title page, named as title-creation. But there is no the .tex for it for modification... How would I render this title page in Latex and combine it with my code?enter image description here

My code for the thesis is as follows. The title page should be compatible with \documentclass{report}. In addition, I want to arrange the first few pages in the following sequence: title page, dedication page, Acknowledgments, Abstract, blank page, page for celebrated dictum, table of contents. Thank you!

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside]{report}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{geometry}\geometry{top=3cm,bottom=3cm,left=3.7cm,right=2.5cm}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{bm}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage[titletoc]{appendix}
\usepackage{upgreek}

\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhead{}
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0.4pt}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}
\setlength{\headheight}{15pt}

\setcounter{secnumdepth}{4}

\usepackage{titlesec}
\titleformat{\chapter}[display]{\normalfont\Huge\bfseries}{\chaptertitlename \ \thechapter}{15pt}{\Huge}
\titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{-3\baselineskip}{20pt}[3.7cm]

\hyphenpenalty=10000
\tolerance=2500
\raggedbottom

\usepackage{nomentbl}
\usepackage{enumitem,calc}
\usepackage{lscape}
\usepackage{setspace}\linespread{1.6}
\setlength\parskip{3pt plus 1.5pt minus 1.5pt}%paragraph

\title{Title of the Thesis}

\begin{document}
\pagenumbering{Roman}
%------------------------------------------------------
\chapter*{Acknowledgments}
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Acknowledgments}
I thank many people here.

\chapter*{Abstract}
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Abstract}
Here is a short abstract.

\clearpage
\tableofcontents
  • Concerning how to do the other pages: where is the problem? There is nothing special about them. – Johannes_B Aug 9 '17 at 6:45
  • @Johannes_B Thanks, I have learnt many thing from this link and have modified a titlepage for myself. But this titlepage is only one page file, how could I add a new page because I need a two page titlepage and a dedication page additionally in one tex file. – jsxs Aug 9 '17 at 8:03
  • @Johannes_B I tried \clearpage, which does give a new page but numbering it with 2. I don't what it to be numbered. Thanks for your help. – jsxs Aug 9 '17 at 8:17
  • \pagestyle{empty}? Ich really don't know where the problem is. Are you a beginner? If so, please read some introductory material. – Johannes_B Aug 9 '17 at 10:34
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I don't understand the real question, but here is my best shot:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside,
openright
]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}% All modern editors use utf8 by default
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{unnumberedtotoc}% https://github.com/johannesbottcher/unnumberedtotoc
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{geometry}\geometry{top=3cm,bottom=3cm,left=3.7cm,right=2.5cm}%left and right margins are wrong
\geometry{top=3cm,bottom=3cm,right=3cm,left=1.8cm,headheight=15pt}%left and right margins are better
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{bm}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage[titletoc]{appendix}
\usepackage{upgreek}

\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhead{}
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0.4pt}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}

\setcounter{secnumdepth}{4}

\usepackage{titlesec}
\titleformat{\chapter}[display]{\normalfont\Huge\bfseries}{\chaptertitlename\ \thechapter}{15pt}{\Huge}
\titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{-3\baselineskip}{20pt}[3.7cm]% Moves the chapter title out of the text block. Do you really want this?
\assignpagestyle{\chapter}{empty}

%\hyphenpenalty=10000% Commented out, doesn't do any good.
%\tolerance=2500
%\raggedbottom

\usepackage{nomentbl}
\usepackage{enumitem,calc}
\usepackage{lscape}
\usepackage{setspace}\linespread{1.6}
%\setlength\parskip{3pt plus 1.5pt minus 1.5pt}%paragraph
\usepackage{parskip}

%\title{Title of the Thesis}% not needed if the titlepage is done by hand

\begin{document}
\pagenumbering{Roman}
%------------------------------------------------------
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{titlepage}
    \centering
    \includegraphics[width=0.15\textwidth]{example-image-1x1}\par\vspace{1cm}
    {\scshape\LARGE Columbidae University \par}
    \vspace{1cm}
    {\scshape\Large Final year project\par}
    \vspace{1.5cm}
    {\huge\bfseries Pigeons love doves\par}
    \vspace{2cm}
    {\Large\itshape \textsc{jsxs}\par}
    \vfill
    supervised by\par
    Dr.~Mark \textsc{Brown}

    \vfill

% Bottom of the page
    {\large \today\par}
\end{titlepage}
\cleardoublepage
\vspace*{.3\textheight}
\hfill I dedicate this thesis to my pet Wombat called Walther.
\addchap{Acknowledgments}
I thank many people here.

\addchap{Abstract}
Here is a short abstract.

\cleardoublepage
Celebrated dictum is on this page
\tableofcontents
\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{arabic}\pagestyle{fancy}
\assignpagestyle{\chapter}{fancy}

\chapter{Introduction}
\blindtext[5]
\blinddocument
\end{document}

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