# [texhax] Make article title appear all in caps --- LaTeX

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 15:38:47 CEST 2016

On 14 July 2016 at 14:33, Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>
> I would like to adjust a *.cls file so that the *article* title, as produced
> by \maketitle is all upper case.
>
> I know that this could of course be done by surrounding the text of the
> title by \uppercase{ } in the LaTeX source file, but I want the "all caps
> style" to be enforced automatically by the document class.  I have
> fiddled a bit, sticking \uppercase{ } into the *.cls file in various places,
> but to no avail.  Which is not surprising, since I haven't a clue what I'm
> doing! :-)
>
> Places where I thought I might be able to stick in a \uppercase include a
> "\renewcommand\maketitle{..." and a "\def\@maketitle{...".  But I have no
> real idea what the code means, so I am thrashing around in the dark.
>
> Can anyone give me a helpful suggestion?  I can provide more detail about
> the *.cls file (or provide the whole of the *.cls file) if that would help.
>
> Thanks for any constructive advice.
>
> cheers,

taking article.cls as an example you see in \@maketitle the line

{\LARGE \@title \par}%

changing that in a renamed copy of the class  to

{\LARGE \MakeUppercase{\@title}\par}%

would have the requested effect (don't use \uppercase to change case
of user-supplied text in latex)

>
> Rolf Turner
>
> --

David