The style of document titles

The titling package provides a number of facilities that permit manipulation of the appearance of a \maketitle command, the \thanks commands within it, and so on. The package also defines a titlingpage environment, that offers something in between the standard classes’ titlepage option and the titlepage environment, and is itself somewhat configurable.

The memoir class includes all the functionality of the titling package, while the KOMA-script classes have their own range of different titling styles.

Finally, the indefatigable Vincent Zoonekynd supplies examples of how to program alternative title styles. The web page is not useful to users unless they are willing to do their own LaTeX programming.

KOMA script bundle
macros/latex/contrib/koma-script (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
memoir.cls
macros/latex/contrib/memoir (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
titling.sty
macros/latex/contrib/titling (or browse the directory); catalogue entry

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