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I want to put a sticker "Examiners Copy" on the the front page of the thesis. How to do this?

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You mean on the title page? Where on the page you want it? And what should be the rotation of the text of sticker? –  Harish Kumar Feb 12 at 4:45
    
First page , I mean besides the Thesis title. And any good design is no problem. –  Complex Guy Feb 12 at 4:47
    
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If that is literally what you plan to put on the very first page of your thesis, I very strongly advise you not to. It will not make a good impression to emblazon a basic grammatical error all over your title page. It is very, very difficult not to allow this type of thing to affect your judgement of the quality of a piece of work, even if the marking criteria require you to exclude considerations of grammar. I note that Harish Kumar and Uwe Ziegenhagen correct this for the case in which you provide one copy per examiner. –  cfr Feb 13 at 0:18

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With only tikz

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\begin{document}
  \begin{titlepage}
    \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay]
      \node[draw,minimum width=4in,rotate=-45,fill=orange,text=blue,font=\LARGE] at ($(current page.north east) + (-0.9in,-0.9in)$) {Examiner's Copy};
    \end{tikzpicture}
    \centering
    \vspace*{2cm}
    \Large Thesis title
  \end{titlepage}

\end{document}

enter image description here

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One possibility using the background package and its firstpage option; you can change the attributes (position, color, opacity, angle of the added text):

\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
\usepackage[firstpage=true]{background}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\backgroundsetup{
scale=2,
angle=0,
opacity=1,
color=red!70!black,
contents={\tikz\node[draw,rounded corners,font=\Huge] {Examiners Copy};},
vshift=2.5cm
}

\title{The Title}
\author{The Author}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\lipsum[1-40]

\end{document}

enter image description here

A variant:

\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
\usepackage[firstpage=true]{background}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\backgroundsetup{
scale=2,
angle=90,
opacity=1,
color=cyan!70!black,
contents={\tikz\node[draw,rounded corners,font=\sffamily\Huge,fill=orange!10] {Examiners Copy};},
vshift=2.5cm
}

\title{The Title}
\author{The Author}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\lipsum[1-40]

\end{document}

enter image description here

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Although I like the other answers, just FYI, there is package called draftwatermark which allows you to put a background text.

  • Use the global option firstpage if you'd like the mark to appear only on the first page.
  • With \SetWatermarkColor[rgb]{1,1,0} you could change the colour. Otherwise, in the grey scale, the option \SetWatermarkLightness{0.7} change the grey value.
  • Change the scale of the mark with \SetWatermarkScale{3}
  • And the text with \SetWatermarkText{Examiners Copy}

All together:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\usepackage[firstpage]{draftwatermark}
% Use the following to make modification
\SetWatermarkColor[rgb]{1,1,0}
\SetWatermarkAngle{45}
\SetWatermarkScale{3}
\SetWatermarkText{Examiners Copy}

\title{Lorem ipsum}
\author{O. Castillo-Felisola}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\lipsum[1-5]

\end{document}

This code produces:

enter image description here

Cheers!

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It also works using the good old eso-pic package which I usually use to position arbitrary content on a page:

 \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrreprt}

 \usepackage{eso-pic,rotating,graphicx}
 \usepackage{blindtext}

 \author{John Doe}
 \title{Some Thesis}

 \begin{document}

 \AddToShipoutPicture*{\put(200,200){\rotatebox{45}{\scalebox{3}{Examiner's copy}}}}
 \maketitle


 \blindtext

 \end{document}

eso

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