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I can't find the possible positions documented anywhere. I am looking for positions like current page.south west, etc. Anyone knows where I can find complete list of the possible positions?

The problem I am having is that I am using the background package and the \SetBgPosition takes a position. I am having hard time figuring out how to place the text in the center bottom of the page.

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Before creating a new tag (here: {positions}), please check if the autocompletion feature suggest an existing tag that might be appropriate (here: {positioning}). – lockstep May 29 '11 at 14:52
@lockstep: Sorry, I forgot about that! Will remember next time. Thanks! – Peteris Krumins May 29 '11 at 14:54
the options are exactly the same as for nodes in PGF/TikZ. You can use \SetBgAngle{0} \SetBgAnchor{above} \SetBgPosition{current page.south} to place the text in the bottom center; further adjustments can be done by using \SetBgHshift{<value>} and \SetBgVshift{<value>} (for horizontal and vertical shifting, respectively). – Gonzalo Medina May 29 '11 at 15:01
The package also offers the bottom package option to place the material in the bottom center: \usepackage[bottom]{background}. (This option will change to placement=bottom in the next version of the package.) – Gonzalo Medina May 29 '11 at 15:07
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The positions you ask for seem to be coordinates. Any form of coordinates should be allowed, e.g. (x,y) or (node.anchor). The current page.south west example you mention is the anchor south west of the node current page. This node is a special rectangle node created by PGF/TikZ.

See section 13 Specifying Coordinates on page 123 of the v2.10 pgfmanual for a general description of coodiantes.

A description of all anchors can be found in section 48 Shape Library on page 419, even for the default shapes which do not require this library.

The current page node is described in section 75.4 Special Nodes on page 624.

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