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How to change the typeset title page

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - ScientificWorkPlace & Scientific Word

The typesetting specifications determine which elements appear on the title page of your document and the appearance of the table of contents, list of figures, and list of tables, if they are included in your document. If you need different information in the front matter of your book, report, or thesis, you can discard the automatically generated front matter and place the information you want in a titlepage environment and a series of TeX fields in the body of your document. You must provide all required formatting for the information on the new page.

Because the titlepage environment resets the page number of the following page to 1, you may need to reset the page numbering scheme.

  1. At the beginning of the body of your document, enter an encapsulated TeX field.

  2. In the entry area, type \begin{titlepage} and choose OK.

  3. Enter the title page information, using tags and spacing commands to format the information according to your requirements.

  4. At the end of the information, enter an encapsulated TeX field.

  5. In the entry area, type \end{titlepage} and choose OK.

  6. If you want to insert a table of contents or another front matter element such as a list of figures, or list of tables, enter an encapsulated TeX field.

  7. In the entry area, type \tableofcontents, \listoffigures, or \listoftables, as appropriate, and choose OK.

  8. On the Typeset toolbar, click the Front Matter button or, from the Typeset menu, choose Front Matter.

  9. Delete everything and choose OK.

  10. Save and preview the document, setting the number of LaTeX passes to 3 if you have a table of contents.

Download the document Sample-titlepage.tex to see a demonstration of this technique. The sample document was created from the Standard LaTeX Report shell document using the above instructions. The contents of the titlepage environment include visual formatting methods such as bold and larger text and vertical spacing objects. The sample title page is patterned after an example thesis title page. An encapsulated TeX field that generates a table of contents is also included.

Last revised 2/28/11

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