# Aligning Multiple authors in the same line in IEEEtran

There are two author blocks in the paper, but they are spanning multiple lines. Instead, I would like the two of them to be in the same horizontal level.

Here's the code:

\begin{document}
\title{\huge Preparation of Papers in Two-Column Format\\
for icma2015 Proceedings Published by IEEE$^{*}$\footnoterule\thanks{$^{*}$This work is partially
supported by NSF Grant \#2003168 to H. Simpson and CNSF Grant \#9972988 to M. King}}

% author names and affiliations
\author{\authorblockN{Karen Garfield and Mickey Mouse}
\authorblockA{\textit{Department of Nuclear Power Engineering}\\
\textit{University of Northland}\\
\textit{\{kgarfield, mmouse\}@unorthland.ca}\\}%
\and
\authorblockN{Monkey King, Bajie Zhu, and Seng Tang}
\authorblockA{\textit{Department of Intelligent Robotics}\\
\textit{University of Huaguoshan}\\
\textit{Huaguoshan, Jileshijie Province, China}\\
\textit{monkey.king@uhuaguoshan.edu.cn}\\}
}


Is there any way to reduce the width of these two author blocks and bring them to the same horizontal level.

Yes, there is, you just have to use the IEEE defined commands:

\documentclass[conference,compsoc]{IEEEtran}

\title{Some meaningless title which only serves to illustrate my point}

\author{
\IEEEauthorblockN{Karen Garfield and Mickey Mouse}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Department of Nuclear Power Engineering\\
University of Northland\\
\{kgarfield, mmouse\}@unorthland.ca}\\%
\and
\IEEEauthorblockN{Monkey King, Bajie Zhu, and Seng Tang}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Department of Intelligent Robotics\\
University of Huaguoshan\\
Huaguoshan, Jileshijie Province, China\\
monkey.king@uhuaguoshan.edu.cn\\}
}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\end{document}


• Turns out, I just had to use the IEEE defined commands and put \\ at appropriate places. Thanks for the help. Aug 9, 2020 at 16:15
• @r-arvind, sure, my pleasure! Aug 9, 2020 at 16:19