[OS X TeX] \maketitle alteration?

John Vokey vokey at uleth.ca
Tue Dec 5 23:36:23 EST 2006

I know you will receive all sorts of complicated solutions: instead,  
use the geometry package, avoid LaTeX defaults (such as \maketitle),  
and create the page as you want.  It is what I do, and I can meet  
granting council demands to the micro-inch (in Canada: the  
millimetre), or better.  Simple, easy page definition, use some  
headers (e.g., myheadings) package to adjust the style of the page  
headers, and you are free:

   \usepackage{geometry} % See geometry.pdf to learn the layout  
options. There are lots.
   \usepackage{txfonts} % Times
75in}  % ... or a4paper or a5paper or ...
   \title{who cares?  we won't use it}
     %\maketitle see?  gone!
     \markboth{\textup{Your name and code}}{\textup{ditto}}
     \textbf{A title for your first section.}
        And then you propose the gazzillion dollar proposal.

On 5-Dec-06, at 6:00 PM, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:

> 	Hey all,
> 	I'm writing out a grant application, and I want to reduce the space
> that \maketitle uses at the top of the document, since I have a limit
> on the total number of pages I can use.  \maketitle seems to start
> more than 1-inch from the top of the page.  Is there a way i can push
> the title up further?
> 	Thanks.
> -N
> ----------
> Nathan A. Paxton
> Ph.D. Candidate
> Dept. of Government, Harvard University

Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
See <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html>

-Dr. John R. Vokey

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