# Why does LaTeX push the text so far down the page?

I am writing a report for a Uni project. We are a group of six, and I am in charge of the LaTeX part. I have a problem where the text starts 3/4 of the page instead of (ca.) at the very top. What can I do to fix it? I have tried \vspace*{-ncm}, I have googled margins and padding, and I have tried backtracking without help. This is the top markup:

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{graphicx}

% To prevent "Chapter N" display for each chapter
\usepackage{titlesec}
\titleformat{\chapter}[display]
{\normalfont\bfseries}{}{0pt}{\Huge}

\begin{document}

% Prevents paginating the first page
\pagenumbering{gobble}

\begin{titlepage}
\centering
\vfill

\huge \textbf {Title} \\ Made by: [names]


This is how it looks:

I assume the fix here will also help me narrow down that gap between "Contents" and the table of contents. Much appreciated!:)

You do not have posted a minimal working example (MWE) so I am not sure what the problem is — anyhow, that space is a space the standard report class puts at the start of any chapter, and the table of contents is treated as one.

I tested it with the following MWE:

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lipsum}

% To prevent "Chapter N" display for each chapter
\usepackage{titlesec}
\titleformat{\chapter}[display]
{\normalfont\bfseries}{}{0pt}{\Huge}

\begin{document}

% Prevents paginating the first page
\pagenumbering{gobble}

\begin{titlepage}
\centering
\vfill

\huge \textbf {Title} \\ Made by: [names]

\end{titlepage}

\tableofcontents

\chapter{Chapter}

\lipsum

\section{Section}

\lipsum

\chapter{Another chapter}

\lipsum

\end{document}


If you call titlesec (see its manual, page 2, "Spacing") with

\usepackage[compact]{titlesec}


\titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{-2cm}{0.5cm}

HOWEVER, if you want to tweak the appearance of your document more, the best way is to choose another class or use a high configurable one like for example memoir.