I have chapters (using the standard "report" class), and I would like to place a frame of text - which gives succinct meta-details on the chapter - at the top of the first page of the chapter.
What I have succeeded in doing do far is this:
My problem is that the only way I've managed to do things is with TikZ absolute positioning (I know about various packages, such as textpos, and I have not been able to get them to work satisfyingly).
What is lacking with solution is that I have not been able to precisely control where the frame is - or rather, I must specify too precisely where it must be (using absolute coordinates), whereas I would just like it to be exactly vertically aligned with the body of the text, and just have to give the absolute distance from the top.
I.e., something like:
puts a framed box of text of the same width as the body of the text, and aligned with the body of the text, at 1cm from the top.
How could I do that? I have tried combining raisebox with pagetotal but to no avail...
EDIT: and I'd like to avoid using TikZ (or any unstable solution that requires I compile multiple times).