# LaTeX Page Styles

The \documentstyle command determines the size and position of the page's head and foot. The page style determines what goes in them.

### \maketitle

The \maketitle command generates a title on a separate title page - except in the article style, where the title normally goes at the top of the first page. Information used to produce the title is obtained from the following declarations.

### \author

\author{names}
The \author command declares the author(s), where names is a list of authors separated by \and commands. Use \\ to separate lines within a single author's entry -- for example, to give the author's institution or address.

NOTE: The milstd and book-form styles have re-defined the \maketitle command. The \title declaration is the only command of those shown below that has any meaning.

### \date

\date{text}
The \date command declares text to be the document's date. With no \date command, the current date is used.

### \thanks

\thanks{text}
The \thanks command produces a footnote to the title.

### \title

\title{text}
The \title command declares text to be the title. Use \\ to tell LaTeX where to start a new line in a long title.

### \pagenumbering

\pagenumbering{num_style}
Specifies the style of page numbers. Possible values of num_style are:
• arabic: Arabic numerals
• roman: Lowercase roman numerals
• Roman: Uppercase roman numerals
• alph: Lowercase letters
• Alph: Uppercase letters

### \pagestyle

\pagestyle {option}
The \pagestyle command changes the style from the current page on throughout the remainder of your document. The valid options are:
• plain: Just a plain page number.
• empty: Produces empty heads and feet - no page numbers.
• headings: Puts running headings on each page. The document style specifies what goes in the headings.
• myheadings: You specify what is to go in the heading with the \markboth or the \markright commands.