Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Eliminate the page number on the Latex title page

"LATEX will automatically number pages, but often you don't want a page number on the title page. To eliminate the page number on the first page, put \thispagestyle{empty} before the \maketitle. "

This paragraph is copied from http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/www/latex/guide/node9.html. However, if you follow this guide, the page number will still stand there, never leave with the wind. The correct way is that put \thispagestyle{empty} after the \maketitle. When using \ chapter, the same rule should be obeyed.

By the way, don't use \thank with \maketitle, there is a bug that Latex will produce an additional (mostly blank) page in the output.

10 comments:

  1. Ah, Finally! This error was bugging me so much. Thank you!

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  2. This was a lifesaver (or hair-saver) :-)

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  3. 3lectrologos4/16/2010 5:03 AM

    Thanks, really helped!

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  4. Didn't work for me :(

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  5. does not work ,not sure why

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    \begin{document}
    \maketitle \thispagestyle{empty}
    %\pagenumbering{roman}
    \frontmatter
    \input{abstract.tex}
    \input{acknowledgements.tex}
    .
    .
    .

    --------

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  6. No commands to provide the information for the title page. Read the error message carefully.

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  7. I had to put it in front of \"frontmatter":

    ---
    \thispagestyle{empty}
    \frontmatter
    ---

    Thanks :)

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  8. This is just amazing! All the info online gave commands but not a precise way of actually deleting the annoying number. Appreciated!

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