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How can I make text or tables overlap?

  • Can I place the letters "a" and "b" at the same location (based on left and downward alignment)?
  • Can I place two tabular environments in exactly the same place (one is above the other), but not inside float, figure, or table environments?
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

You can use \llap and \rlap which make boxes of zero width; in the case of tables, I first boxed them:



\noindent A\llap{B}


text1 \\
text2 \\
text3 \\

column1a & column2a \\
column1b & column2b \\




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