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:

\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{Iqaluit, Nunavut, M2M 6H6, Canada}\\
\textit{\{kgarfield, mmouse\}@unorthland.ca}\\}%
\authorblockN{Monkey King, Bajie Zhu, and Seng Tang}
\authorblockA{\textit{Department of Intelligent Robotics}\\
\textit{University of Huaguoshan}\\
\textit{Huaguoshan, Jileshijie Province, China}\\

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

1 Answer 1


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


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

\IEEEauthorblockN{Karen Garfield and Mickey Mouse}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Department of Nuclear Power Engineering\\
    University of Northland\\
    Iqaluit, Nunavut, M2M 6H6, Canada\\
    \{kgarfield, mmouse\}@unorthland.ca}\\%
\IEEEauthorblockN{Monkey King, Bajie Zhu, and Seng Tang}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Department of Intelligent Robotics\\
    University of Huaguoshan\\
    Huaguoshan, Jileshijie Province, China\\



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

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