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, which should precede the \maketitle command.
The Titlepage Environment allows you to design your own title page, rather than using that created by the \maketitle command whose format is determined by the document style.
See also: Page Styles,
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