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    Move the title up the page?

    Hi,

    I am wanting to produce a single page of LaTeXed stuff, and to this end I would like my title to take up as little space as possible (currently it is taking up about a third of the page, by default).

    Does anyone know how to shift it up the page a bit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swlabr View Post
    Hi,

    I am wanting to produce a single page of LaTeXed stuff, and to this end I would like my title to take up as little space as possible (currently it is taking up about a third of the page, by default).

    Does anyone know how to shift it up the page a bit?
    Yes, don't use the title/author/... macros, but set the title/autor/... bare-handed

    (You might find a different document class more accomodating, also look at the examples at "The Art of problem Solving" web site.

    My current practice, since I don't need to conform to the requirements of anyone else is to set documents bare-handed (some of the examples at AoP use this technique).
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    Last edited by CaptainBlack; May 27th 2010 at 04:42 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    Yes, don't use the title/author/... macros, but set the title/autor/... bare-handed

    CB
    How would I do that? Currently it reads,

    \begin{document}

    \title{X}
    \author{Y}
    \date{Z}

    but this doesn't appear...

    Do you mean just, well, do it genuinely bare-handed? Telling it the size, etc, myself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swlabr View Post
    How would I do that? Currently it reads,

    \begin{document}

    \title{X}
    \author{Y}
    \date{Z}

    but this doesn't appear...

    Do you mean just, well, do it genuinely bare-handed? Telling it the size, etc, myself?
    I have extended my post so you will need to look back at that.

    The examples at AoP might be best, but below is something I am working with which shows the idea, though it might not be exactly what you want (The "phantom"s appear to move the title down add of subtract to get it where you want}:

    Code:
    % 
    %  Dummy header file for MHFzine sections
    % 
    \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}
    \usepackage[english]{babel}
    \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts,textcomp}
    \usepackage{color}
    \usepackage{calc}
    \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
    \usepackage{hyperref}
     
    % Pages styles (master pages)
     
    \makeatletter
    \newcommand\ps@Standard{%
    \renewcommand\@oddhead{}%
    \renewcommand\@evenhead{}%
    \renewcommand\@oddfoot{}%
    \renewcommand\@evenfoot{}%
    \setlength\voffset{-1in}\setlength\hoffset{-1in}\setlength\topmargin{0.5in}\setlength\headheight{12pt}\setlength\headsep{0cm}\setlength\footskip{12pt+0cm}\setlength\textheight{11.6925in-0.7874in-0.7874in-0cm-12pt-0cm-12pt}\setlength\oddsidemargin{0.7874in}\setlength\textwidth{8.2673in-0.7874in-0.7874in}
    \renewcommand\thepage{\arabic{page}}
    \setlength{\skip\footins}{0.0398in}\renewcommand\footnoterule{\vspace*{-0.0071in}\noindent\textcolor{black}{\rule{0.25\columnwidth}{0.0071in}}\vspace*{0.0398in}}
    }
     
    \makeatother
    \pagestyle{Standard}
    \setlength{\parskip}{10pt}
    \setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
    \usepackage{sectsty}
    \sectionfont{\normalsize}
     
    \begin{document}
     
    \phantom{-}\phantom{-}
     
    \begin{center}\textbf{Hypatia and the Film Agora}\end{center}
    \begin{center}Ron Larham\\ \textit{Hart Plain Institute for Studies}\end{center}
     
    \textbf{Introduction}\newline
    This paper presents ...
     
     
    \begin{thebibliography}
     
    \bibitem{Larham1} {\sc R. Larham}, 
    {\em  On the Cauchy Bound for the Roots of Polynomials}, MHFzine Issue 1 pp2-3 2010.
     
    \bibitem{MWorld}{\sc Weisstein, Eric W.} {\em Polynomial Roots.} From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource. {\url {http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PolynomialRoots.html}}.
     
    \bibitem{Marden} {\sc M. Marden}, 
    {\em  Geometry of Polynomials}, AMS 1949 reprinted with corrections 1989.
     
    \bibitem{Cohen} {\sc Cohen, A.,M.},
    {\em Note 93.02 Bounds for the roots of polynomial equations}, Math. Gaz.93 (March 2009) pp87-88.
     
    \end{thebibliography}
     
    \end{document}
    There is probably far more than you require in the preamble in the above, you probably won't have to set the page layout like that (I don't in more nearly finished stuff now)
    Last edited by CaptainBlack; May 27th 2010 at 05:03 AM.
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