Skip LaTeX Title Page with org-export

16. February 2019

I was recently writing a paper where the submission requirements mandated using custom LaTeX class but omitting the title page typically produced when doing so.

After unsuccesfully experimenting with various org options to try and remove the title page, I realised you could drop down to LaTex and redefine the class’ \maketitle definition instead:

#+LATEX_HEADER: \renewcommand\maketitle{}

This turns it into a null op and has the benefit of retaining the title during export to other formats, a boon for my purposes. I hope this post saves some poor soul the forty-five+ minutes I spent reading org source to find a solution!