# [texhax] Spacing with maketitle

Thomas Jacobs thomasjacobs at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 19:05:45 CET 2010

Hi There,

I am trying to create a title block within an article and have
struggled with the \vspace command.  I must confess I do not truly
understand this command since it seems to work haphazardly in my
experience.  Sometimes it seems to work if I put a blank line before
it but that did not work in this case.  I wish to encroach on the
white space at the top of a document to ensure I can fit a quote at
the bottom of the page.  Can anyone direct me?  Here is most of the
tex:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,graphicx,psfrag,rotating,afterpage,subfigure,dcolumn,color,calc}
\usepackage{longtable}
\usepackage{varioref}
\usepackage{epsfig}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{theorem}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{fullpage}
%\usepackage{harvard}
\usepackage{hangcaption}
\usepackage{undertilde}
\usepackage{accents}

\usepackage{textcomp}
\newcommand{\euro}{\textsf{\texteuro}}

\usepackage{url}

\usepackage{hyperref}
\DeclareGraphicsExtensions{.jpg,.pdf}

\title{
\LARGE {\bf
Syllabus\\
Fin 362 Risk Management\\
Sections 501, 801, and 802\\
Winter Quarter 2011 \\
DePaul University College of Commerce\\}}%
%
\author{
\bf Class Times and Location:\\
Section 501 Monday \& Wednesday 3:10-4:40 PM\\
DePaul Center Room 8204\\
Final Exam March 14, 2:45-5:00 PM\\
\\
.
.
.
\bf Office and Hours:\\
DePaul Center Room 6139\\
Wednesday 1:30-2:30 PM \\
Thursday 3:30-4:30 PM\\
and by appointment}

\date{This version as of \today\\
%\date{This version as of September 25, 2010\\
Find this document online:
\href{https://courses.depaul.edu/}{\color{blue}Class D2L Site}}

\begin{document}

\vspace{-0.5in}
\maketitle

And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.\\
And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.\\
- Vince Lombardi
\thispagestyle{empty}

\newpage
--
Thomas Jacobs, FRM, PRM, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance