## LaTeX forum ⇒ Text Formatting ⇒ Change Title Size in Article

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lds81
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### Change Title Size in Article

Hi,

I would like to ask how i can reduce the size of the main title of the article so that it takes fewer lines. Also is it possible to break the title at one point somehow? Thanks.

Lazaros

Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi Lazaros,

welcome to the board!

Do you use the standard `article` class? Do you use `\maketitle`? You could always show what you do by posting a minimal working example, so we can directly work on this example code.

In general, you could use the `{titlepage}` environment for designing your own title page.

Stefan

lds81
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Joined: Sun May 06, 2012 1:35 pm
Yes i'm using the standard article class and the \maketitle command to create the title. The only thing i need is to change the size of the title so that it occupies 2 instead of 3 lines.

Lazaros

Stefan Kottwitz
Posts: 9787
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
I would use a `titlepage` environment. Alternatively, I would redefine or patch the `\maketitle` command. However, a quick and easy way would be using the font size changing command within the argument of `\title`, such as

`\title{\Large The very long title}`

It should work, though I generally don't recommend to use font commands in macros which are intended to contain only text. I just don't wanted to complicate it here. But if you like to learn another way, we could do it.

Stefan