[texhax] typesetting, and "subtitle"

BC Robinson brobinso at math.usf.edu
Tue Jun 26 00:53:44 CEST 2007

Thank you.  I didn't think of redefining \maketitle.  I'll look at that 
now.  For the sake of disclosure, this seemed to give me something like 
what I was wanting:

\title[Taking Sides]{Taking Sides \\
{\large \textbf{Theory and Issues in Political and Moral Philosophy}}}

Thanks again,


> <bcr2925 at fsu.edu> wrote:
>> Hello, smart TeXers.  I have a two part question, one for LaTeX, and another more generally for typsetting.
>> What's the technical term for the second title -- the bit occupied by
>> "or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb"?  I thought of
>> second title, subtitle, epigram, none of them are quite it.  Other
>> example (from the two books closest by me):
> "Subtitle" is what you want.
>> Second question.  How do I represent that part of the title in LaTeX?
>> I tried \subtitle but of course that didn't work.  Should I just
>> consider it a part of the title?  like:
> The regular LaTeX classes don't have \subtitle, and I don't think memoir
> does, either.  I made one by redefining the \title command once, like
> this:
> \def\iffull#1{\if#1\relax\else}
> \gdef\@subtitle{}
> \def\subtitle#1{\gdef\@subtitle{#1}}
> \def\title#1{\gdef\@title{\sectfont\bfseries\LARGE#1\iffull\@subtitle\\%
>      \mdseries\Large\@subtitle\fi}}
> \sectfont would have to be defined to use this verbatim.  But you get
> the idea: you have to redefine the construction of your title page
> somehow to include the \@subtitle.  In the above, I glommed it into the
> \title definition, which wasn't really such a nice way to do it.  Better
> would be to redefine \maketitle to do what you want, using \@subtitle.
> Look in the class you're using for the definitions of \maketitle, and
> you'll see what's going on.  Copy that into your document, or your own
> style file, and change it a bit at a time until it looks like what you
> want.
> -tom
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