# Draw a trapeze in left corner of the page

I want to do draw a trapeze in position in the left corner of the page (as shown on the picture below). How can I do that?

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Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. What have you tried? What class are you using? –  Jubobs Mar 5 '14 at 10:47
Who call it trapezium? –  kiss my armpit Mar 5 '14 at 16:27
I was so hoping this was asking for a flip-book animation of a trapeze act in the page corner..... :-) –  RBerteig Mar 5 '14 at 21:11

With tikz:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\usepackage[a4paper,margin=1in]{geometry}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\fill[gray!50] (current page.north west) -- ($(current page.north west) +(0,-1.1in)$) --
($(current page.north west) +(1.8in,-1.5in)$) -- ($(current page.north west) +(2.5in,0)$)
--  cycle;
\draw[gray!50,line width=3pt] ($(current page.north) +(0,-1.3in)$) --
($(current page.north east) +(-1in,-1.3in)$) -- ($(current page.north east) +(-1in,-2.5in)$);
\end{tikzpicture}
{\Huge\bfseries\sffamily \textcolor{gray}{Name}}
\end{document}


Easier version:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\usepackage[a4paper,margin=1in]{geometry}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\fill[gray!50,rotate=-15] ($(current page.north west) +(0,-1in)$) rectangle
($(current page.north west) +(2.25in,2.5in)$);
\draw[gray!50,line width=3pt] ($(current page.north) +(0,-1.3in)$) --
($(current page.north east) +(-1in,-1.3in)$) -- ($(current page.north east) +(-1in,-2.5in)$);
\end{tikzpicture}
{\Huge\bfseries\sffamily \textcolor{gray}{Name}}
\end{document}


This will take at least 2 compilations to settle down.

Response to the query in the form of deleted answer bu the OP:

You have to add the tikzpicture inside \begin{letter}

\documentclass{scrlttr2}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\begin{document}

\setkomavar{subject}{Betreff: der Stein ist sehr groß}
\setkomavar{date}{\today}

\begin{letter}{
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\fill[gray!50,rotate=-15] ($(current page.north west) +(0,-1in)$) rectangle
($(current page.north west) +(2.25in,2.5in)$);
\draw[gray!50,line width=3pt] ($(current page.north) +(0,-1.3in)$) --
($(current page.north east) +(-1in,-1.3in)$) -- ($(current page.north east) +(-1in,-10.5in)$);
\end{tikzpicture}
{\Huge\bfseries\sffamily \textcolor{gray}{Name}}

Mulle Mullo\\
Strasse 2\\
12345 Ort}
\opening{Lieber Mulle,}
Ich mag Deinen Bauernhof nicht und sende Dir einen Staubsauger.
\closing{Mit freundlichen Grüßen}
\end{letter}

\end{document}


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Thanks this helps :) –  NewGuest Mar 5 '14 at 16:48
@NewGuest Glad it helped. –  Harish Kumar Mar 5 '14 at 22:47
@NewGuest You have to add the tikzpicture inside \begin{letter}. See the edit. –  Harish Kumar Mar 5 '14 at 23:19
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor}
\AtBeginDocument{%
\makebox(0,0){%
\put(-200,230){%   change to whatever position you need
\rotatebox[origin=rb]{-20}{\color{black!20}\rule{6cm}{4cm}}}}}
\begin{document}

foo

\end{document}


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Combination of \makebox, \put and tikz:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\makebox(0,0){
\put(-190,190){
\begin{tikzpicture}
\fill[gray!40] (0,5) -- (6,5) -- (4,0) -- (0,2) -- cycle;
\end{tikzpicture}
}
}

Name

\end{document}


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