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Creating a title in Latex while using two columns

  1. Mar 7, 2010 #1
    I want to create a title that spans the entire width of the page and then below the title, I want the actual text to be in two columns. I am currently using \documentclass[twocolumn]{article}, which puts the entire document into two columns, including the title, which is now in the left column. I want it like this:

    http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1003/1003.1113v2.pdf [Broken]

    Anyone know how to do this? I don't want to use the multicol package, because I'll have to redo the entire layout.
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  3. Mar 7, 2010 #2


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    The title shouldn't be in the left column. Are you using the \maketitle command properly?

    By the way, in order to get a paper that looks like the one you quote, you should look at revtex (http://authors.aps.org/revtex4/).
  4. Mar 8, 2010 #3
    Q: When I look for revtex in the ubuntu repositories, it is described as "obsolete":
    Any idea why that might be or what (if anything) is supposed to replace it?
  5. Mar 8, 2010 #4


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    Well, the article in question is in revtex4, you can download its source if you need an example. (from the arxiv, this articles "source" should be renamed to a .gz, which is a zip and then extracted. its some eps figures and the tex.)

    They're just using
    On the use of X-ray telescopes for identifying the origin of electrons
    and positrons observed by Fermi and PAMELA}

  6. Mar 8, 2010 #5
    I wasn't using \maketitle at all, but it works now that I added it. Cheers.
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