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My goal is to put text before \maketitle as well as on left side, and on the right. They should be on the same level. I've tried \begingroup -- doesn't work:

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt, twoside, twocolumn]{article}

        \renewcommand\@seccntformat[1]{\csname the#1\endcsname.\quad}


   \date{some date}


   right text
   left one
   \let\newpage\relax% Void the actions of \newpage

  • There is no information to the left/right of the contents of \maketitle in your example image. There is contents in the header of the page and stuff (abstract and keywords) below it though, but that's not what you're after in your problem description. – Werner Aug 7 '12 at 19:26
  • So it is in a header. Thank you. I thought that is some thing before title. – Daniel Miliński Aug 7 '12 at 19:31

Based on the image you provided, you need to create a custom header that includes some content. The easiest way to do this, depending on your requirements or limitations, would be to use the fancyhdr package. For example, creating a "title" header you could use:

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\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\usepackage{fancyhdr}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fancyhdr
  \fancyhf{}% No header/footer
  \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt}% No header rule
  \renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}% No footer rule
  \fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}% Page number in Centre of footer
  \fancyhead[L]{\small\begin{tabular}{@{}l}Psycological Assessment​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​\\2011, Vol.\ 23​​​​​​​, No.\ 1, 64--79\end{tabular}}
  \fancyhead[R]{\small\begin{tabular}{@{}r}\copyright~2001​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ American Psycological Association\\1040-1234567890~XYZ:\ 8472302\end{tabular}}
\title{Here is my title}
\author{Some Author}


If your document class provides an interface to the headers (for conference or paper/article submissions, say), it's best to use that.

Read the fancyhdr documentation for more information on the commands used and how to modify the respective header/footer locations/contents.

  • But if i add a \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} it dosne't work correct. How to make it work? – Daniel Miliński Aug 7 '12 at 20:28
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    @DanielMiliński: What does "it doesn't work correct" mean? Do you receive an error? If so, what's the error? If not, is the layout different? Show a picture of the incorrect layout then... – Werner Aug 7 '12 at 20:34
  • @Werner I've got the same exact needs, so I've tried your solution but it is not working. What I get is exactly \maketitle coverpage. Can it depend on the fact that my documentclass is report? how can i solve it? – Mengops Oct 30 '14 at 17:38
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    @Mengops: Yes, report sets the title as a single page by default when you issue \maketitle. Anything placed in front of \maketitle will be on its own page, as well as the actual title. – Werner Oct 30 '14 at 17:40

Don't specify the twocolumn document class option. Instead, load the multicol package and execute the command \begin{multicols}{2} after \maketitle -- as well as \end{multicols} before \end{document}, of course. That way, you can typeset various things before the title stuff gets typeset with the \maketitle command.

The following, simplified, version of your MWE illustrates how this may be done.


\date{some date}

left-hand text \hspace{\fill} right-hand text\\
more left-hand text \hspace{\fill} more right-hand text


\lipsum[1] % filler text

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    i think the left-hand text and right-hand text are supposed to have the same baseline. – barbara beeton Aug 7 '12 at 20:00
  • @barbarabeeton -- thanks for pointing this out; I'll modify the MWE accordingly. – Mico Aug 7 '12 at 20:15
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    but the visual shown does have the two parts aligned at their tops; this is a common format for logos for a translation journal. this format is used by ams in the "st. petersburg math journal", for which an author package exists (linked from the ams journal author packages page); the coding is very specific to tha amsart package, so may or may not be of help. – barbara beeton Aug 7 '12 at 20:15
  • @barbarabeeton -- Thanks. I've updated the MWE to reflect this requirement. – Mico Aug 7 '12 at 20:51

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