I have to insert the cover page of my thesis as a title page, so it will also move from the center of the page to openright, I guess.

The titlepage code is this:

{{\Large{\textsc{Alma Mater Studiorum $\cdot$ Universit\`a di
Bologna}}}} \rule[0.1cm]{15.8cm}{0.1mm}
{\bf FACULTY OF ENGINEERING \\ Master degree in Electrical Engineering\\
\small{Curriculum:\\ Electronic systems for information processing}}
% [... more stuff]

When this is used as cover it works well, but if I \include it in the thesis it comes out oddly centered:

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The preamble of the document, packages excluded, looks like this:

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper, titlepage, twoside, openright]{book}
\usepackage{graphicx}   %Figures management

Can I get it centered without having to include it as a pdf page?

Even better, can I reuse the code for the cover and the title page, and just changing settings externally?


1 Answer 1


You can use geometry:

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper, titlepage, twoside, openright]{book}
\usepackage{graphicx}   %Figures management


{\Large\scshape Alma Mater Studiorum $\cdot$ Universit\`a di Bologna}


{\bfseries FACULTY OF ENGINEERING \\ Master degree in Electrical Engineering

\small Curriculum:\\ Electronic systems for information processing\par}


{\LARGE\bfseries Power consumption analysis\\
 for self diagnosis of\\
 Wireless Sensor Nodes\par}


{\large\bfseries Master thesis in Electronic Calculators M\par}


\bfseries Supervisors:\\
\large Prof. Tullio Salmon Cinotti \\ Dr. Syed Aly Aamer
\bfseries Author:\\
\large Claudio Bacchiani


{\large\bfseries Session 1\\ Year 2011-2012}

The rest of the document


The pass option won't change the default parameters of the class, but will allow to use \newgeometry.

Notice the simplifications in the input: \large and \bfseries are declarations, so they don't have arguments. Beware that \bf is obsolete.

A style remark: in Italian the given name goes always before the family name. Whoever says the contrary is simply a bureaucrat.

You might consider using the package frontespizio:





\Divisione{Faculty of Engineering}
\Scuola{Master degree in Electrical Engineering\\
  Electronic systems for information processing}
\Titolo{Power consumption analysis \\
  for self diagnosis of \\
  Wireless Sensor Nodes}
\Sottotitolo{Master thesis in Electronic Calculators M}

\Candidato{Claudio Bacchiani}
\Relatore{Prof. Tullio Salmon Cinotti}
\Relatore{Dr. Syed Aly Aamer}

\Piede{Session 1 \\ Year 2011--2012}


  • What should the package xcolor do? It doesn't find it and returns an error
    – clabacchio
    Jul 11, 2012 at 6:47
  • @clabacchio You have a broken TeX distribution.
    – egreg
    Jul 11, 2012 at 7:58
  • no, it worked :) I think it was because of some trouble with authorizations to download
    – clabacchio
    Jul 11, 2012 at 8:40
  • 1
    @clabacchio: Keep in mind that the options of the package geometry also influence the appearence. I had still some troubles (with the first part answer) until I set: \usepackage[pass,includemp=false]{geometry}
    – strpeter
    Jan 23, 2014 at 13:31

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