The Asciidoctor PDF converter introduces a dedicated title page at the start of the document. The title page contains the doctitle, author, date, and revision info. The title page can be styled using the theme and reserved page attributes.
Activate the title page
The title page is enabled if one of these conditions is met:
doctypedocument attribute is set to
title-pagedocument attribute is set with an empty value in the document header.
The title page is only enabled by default for the
doctype is set and assigned
book either in the document header or using the CLI.
= Document Title :doctype: book
To force the title page to be used for other doctypes, set the
title-page attribute in the document header.
= Document Title :title-page:
If a front cover image is specified, the title page comes after the front cover. When the title page is enabled, the table of contents also gets its own page (or pages, if necessary).
Deactivate with notitle attribute
For documents that declare the
book doctype, the title page can be omitted by setting the
notitle attribute in the AsciiDoc document header.
:!showtitle:, does not work with Asciidoctor PDF.)
= Document Title :doctype: book :notitle:
The title page can also be deactivated from the theme by setting the value of the
title-page category key to
For all other doctypes, the title page is not added by default.
In that case, setting the
:notitle: attribute only removes the document title from the first page of content.
You can place a background image on the title page using the
title-page-background-image document attribute.
= Document Title Author Name :title-page-background-image: image:title-bg.png
By default, page background images are automatically scaled to fit the bounds of the page (i.e.,
fit=contain) and centered (i.e.,
See Background Images to learn more.
You can place a logo image on the title page using the
title-logo-image document attribute.
= Document Title Author Name :title-logo-image: image:logo.png[top=25%,align=center,pdfwidth=0.5in]
When the value is specified using the inline image macro, you position and scale the image using the accepted macro attributes.