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I am writing the acknowledgement paper in my thesis and from the required guidelines is to write my name at the end of the page beginning from the center of the page and moving right.

Can anyone give me an advice of how to do that please?

Is it by indentation only or is there a smarter way of doing it?

EDIT:

Here is a screenshot of how I want the name to look like at the end of the page:

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EDIT2:

Another screenshot

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    How about \vspace*{\fill}\noindent\hspace{0.5\textwidth}My first and last name here?
    – Mico
    Jun 20, 2021 at 23:16
  • I will try it and let you know @Mico
    – Happy
    Jun 20, 2021 at 23:26
  • @Mico the vertical distance is very large between my name and the last sentence in the last paragraph ..... I just need it around 3 vspace ...... any correction for your previous comment to meet my requirements?
    – Happy
    Jun 21, 2021 at 0:21
  • Did you try a combination of center environment and vspace?
    – SolidMark
    Jun 21, 2021 at 3:31
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    @Happy - Your write-up specified that you had to write your name "at the end of the page"; I interpreted this to mean "at the bottom of the page". If my interpretation was not on target, and if you actually need, say, 3\baselineskip of extra vertical whitespace, then by all means do replace \vspace*{\fill} with \vspace*{3\baselineskip}.
    – Mico
    Jun 21, 2021 at 3:36

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You can try out the combination of vspace and hspace in the center environment right after the paragraph where you want to put your name. Just change the values in vspace and hspace to your liking.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\begin{center}
\vspace{1cm}
\hspace{2.5cm} Your first name and last name
\end{center}
\end{document}

Or alternatively you can try out Mico's suggestion.

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  • That is very creative, thank you!
    – Happy
    Jun 21, 2021 at 4:01
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The key is \noindent.

\documentclass{article} % just for the example, it's the same with any class

\begin{document}

\vspace*{\fill}% just to make the text near to the page number
               % so to check the desired alignment

Lastly, I want to thank my wife, Teresa, for having the patience to
watch me sit in front of a CRT and tap keys night after night, with
nothing but this stack of paper to show for it.

\vspace{2\baselineskip}

\noindent\hspace{0.5\columnwidth}Andrew J. Moshalik

\end{document}

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  • Oh, I see, thanks for this clarification!
    – Happy
    Jun 21, 2021 at 10:53

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