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Make your title

Introduction to /maketitle
It's very easy to produce a simple title page with LaTeX: just calling \maketitle after setting up the following attributes will do the job
\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \title{MAKING A BASIC TITLE PAGE} \author{Federico Lagrasta\\ \large{Università della Svizzera Italiana}} \date{\today} \begin{document} \pagenumbering{gobble} %removes page numbering \maketitle \newpage \pagenumbering{arabic} %page numbering starts on the next page \end{document}
Introduction to the examples
Outside of \maketitle (which at any rate outputs consistent but not so stellar results) there really is no fixed way to make a title page since you are completely free to format it the way you want. That being said a title page is still a page like another and, if you want a further degree of customization and are not so fluent in LaTeX, you can always put it together with an external software including it in your document via \includepdf{your_title.pdf} provided by the standard package pdfpages.
A few example will be provided as guidance and the methods employed to produce them, analyzed.
Some basic formatting notions will be required to understand the spacing in the next examples: you can find more about spacing in the formatting section.
Example 1
\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tabularx} \begin{document} \begin{titlepage} \scshape \centering \includegraphics[width=3cm, keepaspectratio]{logo_usi.png} \par \vspace{0.1cm} \texttt{DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATICS} \vspace{1cm} \raisebox{-\baselineskip}{\rule{\textwidth}{1px}} \rule{\textwidth}{1px} \vspace{0.2cm} {\huge{{MAKING TITLES IN \LaTeX}}}\par \vspace{0.1cm} USE PHOTOSHOP, MAYBE DON'T: I'M NOT YOUR DAD \rule{\textwidth}{2px} \vspace{1cm} \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{X r} Author: & Author:\\ \large{FEDERICO LAGRASTA} & \large{MARIO ROSSI} \\ \end{tabularx} \vspace{1.3cm} \begin{tabular}{lp{1cm}l} supervised by & JULIEN PROKOFIEV \end{tabular} \vfill \today \end{titlepage} \end{document}
Example 2
\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{textwidth=426pt} \usepackage{tabularx, ragged2e} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{titlesec} \titleformat{\section}{\fontsize{11}{15}\bfseries}{\Roman{section}}{1.5em}{USI } \begin{document} \scshape \centering{ \onecolumn \noindent \begin{minipage}[]{0.7\textwidth} \large{MAKING TITLES IN \LaTeX}\par \vspace{0.1em} \footnotesize{AN HOPEFULLY DECENT GUIDE}\vspace{0.6em} \flushleft \begin{tabularx}{\widthof{\large{MAKING TITLES IN \LaTeX}}}{X l} Author: & Federico Lagrasta\\ Role: & Student at USI\\ Supervisor: & Julien Prokofiev\\ Date: & \today \end{tabularx} \end{minipage}% PUT THIS HERE! \begin{minipage}[]{0.3\textwidth} \flushright{ \includegraphics[width=2cm, keepaspectratio]{logo_usi.png} \par \vspace{0.1cm} \texttt{DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATICS} } \end{minipage} %\vspace{1cm} \raisebox{-\baselineskip}{\rule{\textwidth}{1px}} \rule{\textwidth}{1px}\vspace{0.2cm} Abstract } \flushleft \footnotesize{\blindtext} \rule{\textwidth}{1px}\vspace{0.2cm} \begin{multicols}{2} \section{ONE} \tiny{\blindtext} \section{TWO} \tiny{\blindtext} \section{THREE} \tiny{\blindtext} \end{multicols} \end{document}