[texhax] Spacing with maketitle

Thomas Jacobs thomasjacobs at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 19:50:43 CET 2010


Thanks for the reply.  I was unfamiliar with an asterisk version of
\vspace.  Unfortunately, all that seems to do is insert a blank page
prior to the start of the document and page 2 still runs into page 3
for the quote.


On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 12:28 PM, Barbara Beeton <bnb at ams.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2010, Thomas Jacobs wrote:
>    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:
>    [...]
>    \begin{document}
>    \vspace{-0.5in}
>    \maketitle
> i'm not entirely sure that this will work,
> but there's one very clear problem --
> \vspace is ignored/gets lost at the top of
> a page.  if you want to apply space to the
> top of a page, use \vspace* .
>                                                -- bb

Thomas Jacobs, FRM, PRM, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
DePaul University
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