# [texhax] Spacing with maketitle

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Wed Dec 22 20:39:18 CET 2010

On Wed, 22 Dec 2010, Thomas Jacobs wrote:

Barbara,

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.

i was afraid that might happen.  it seems
that \maketitle assumes that it's at the
top of a page, and if it isn't, it forces
one.  yes -- in article.cls, \maketitle
calls \@maketitle, and \@maketitle begins
with \newpage.

that's probably common to most document
classes, so what i would do is go into the
document class you're using and look for
where the spacing at the top of the page
is defined, copy out that definition, and
intervene there.  it'll be ugly, but i
don't see any other obvious approach.
-- bb