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Is it possible in PSTricks to locally shift "everything" by 0.5 to the left? For example, in the MWE below I would like to shift the "y" to the left, so that its new coordinates are (1.5,2). Of course, in this simple example, I could just alter the coordinates directly but if you have whole bunch of objects which you want to translate this is cumbersome.


\begin{<shift to left by 0.5>}
\end{<shift to left by 0.5>}

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Insert the entire content that you want to shift to the left inside \rput(-0.5,0){...}.

Perhaps, in a more general setting, use

  % <stuff>

to move the content horizontally by <h-shift> and vertically by <v-shift>.

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