# Structure the first few pages in a thesis

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?

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}
\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]

\hyphenpenalty=10000
\tolerance=2500
\raggedbottom

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

\title{Title of the Thesis}

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

\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. 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. Aug 9 '17 at 10:34

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}
\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}
%\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.
I thank many people here.

Here is a short abstract.

\cleardoublepage