## LaTeX forum ⇒ Page Layout ⇒ How can I have only the title on the first page of my paper?

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apleto
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### How can I have only the title on the first page of my paper?

Hello,

I am writing a paper using the IEEEtran document class.

However, I want the title of my paper to be on a separate page and not with the rest of the paper.

Is there an easy way to do that? I am new to LaTex and any help would be much appreciated.

Lucia
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Hello, apleto.

I suggest you use the titlepage environment, that allows you to customize your first page according to your needs:

\begin{titlepage}your text here\end{titlepage}

There are several manuals worth reading. To start, I suggest this document and this list of other guides.

Hope this helps you.
Lucia

Lucia
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Well, before replying to apleto's question, I produced a small .tex file with that environment, and the output was given without any errors or warnings. So, I assumed he could use that environment to achieve his goals. I'm so sorry if I induced you in error, apleto. The manual does refer the \maketitle command, so I guess you have to use it and make no modifications in your file.

localghost, thanks for pointing out my mistake. Always learning...

localghost
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Lucia wrote:[...] localghost, thanks for pointing out my mistake. Always learning...

In the meantime I deleted my post you are referring to. I loaded the class file into Kile and searched for "titlepage". And indeed it seems to provide this environment. But it is not mentioned in the manual. So if you worked out an example, don't hesitate to introduce it.
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apleto
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Thank you so much for your replies!

Lucia
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I must say I don't know this class IEEEtrans, but because apleto is new to LaTeX, I decided to help him, just like I would appreciate any help. And because his question seemed simple and something I could answer, I replied.

My code is this (very simple):

\documentclass{IEEEtran}\begin{document}\begin{titlepage}My name is Lucia. \today \hrule \end{titlepage}\end{document}

Still you are right, localghost. If this is to submit to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, apleto shouldn't change his paper. But now he knows that the titlepage environment allows us to create pages according to our needs.