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What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page?

I know that there is tikz, but also eso-pic and textpos. I'd like to see a list of possible ways (not necessarily packages) for absolute positioning of things (which I believe amounts to "boxes") on ...
4
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3answers
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Floats Analogue of framed

I have very little experience with LaTeX. So, pardon my ignorance, but is there a float equivalent of \framebox? Ideally, I'd like a simple construct for framed text that I can position at the top ...
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2answers
573 views

Package for game/playing cards (not only poker)

Is there a package to design playing cards (NOT ONLY POKER and similar card games, but board games like this and that) in TeX (and friends)? I'm well aware of this one and a half years old topic ...
2
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2answers
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Align boxes and rotate boxes in plain TeX

When I finish reading the Appendix D: Dirty Tricks in the TeXbook, I rethink a question: is it possible to align some character boxes like this: The input may be like this: ...
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1answer
740 views

Create a “yearbook-style” multi-page layout of photos

I would like to create a "yearbook-style" layout of photos in LaTeX. Each photo would have a caption and the objective would be to automatically layout the differently sized rectangular photos to ...
8
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1answer
888 views

How to produce 5-up 3by5 index cards

I want to produce instructional 3by5 index cards. It's easy enough to produce the cards one per page, but I want to print five copies of the same car on a single sheet of 8.5by11 card stock, where it ...
9
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1answer
618 views

How to create a 'fact box' or pull quote that is tied to the margins of your page?

I'd like to accomplish the following: Ut convallis libero in ------------------- urna ultrices accumsan. | | Donec sed odio eros. | "an important | Donec viverra mi quis ...
8
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2answers
504 views

How can I insert a paragraph or image into the same spot on every page of a memoir doc?

How can I duplicate one feature of this layout from 'House of Leaves' in a 100ish-page book using LaTeX? (I'm presently using memoir for document formatting/structure.) The specific feature I want ...
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5answers
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Is there no easier way to float objects and set margins?

I come from a HTML / CSS background and am used to a particular way of setting margins, floats, etc. As a beginner in TeX, I am having a hard time positioning elements, probably because my mindset is ...
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2answers
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How to get element position in LaTeX?

I have a test with check boxes made in LaTeX for result recognition in queXF. This works fine, but if I change something in source boxes are being relocated and queXF recognition boxes are becoming ...
2
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1answer
437 views

Picture & box overlap

In my code, I have: \newcommand{\headwarning}[1]% {\needspace{4\baselineskip}\colorbox{darkboxcolor}{\parbox{\linewidth}{\color{lighttextcolor}\textbf{#1}}}\nopagebreak[0]\vspace{0mm}}% ...
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2answers
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How can I insert address blocks on the left and right side of the page?

I want to insert my local address on the left side of the page and my permanent address on the right side of the page. However, I want both address blocks to be left-aligned. Basically, I want ...
6
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2answers
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Positioning of text (box) relative to other text

I'm looking at the first, 'letter class' example in LaTeX/Letters - Wikibooks, open books for an open world. What I'd like to do is to use a \newcommand - say, \insertbox - which would be inserted ...
4
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1answer
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Why does \fbox sometimes place the box *over* the graphic image?

If I scale the graphic by, say 2.0, I can see the graphic poking out from behind the \fbox.
9
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1answer
3k views

How to move a whole tikzpicture?

I have a tikzpicture, rounded by a fbox, and embedded in a minipage. Is it possible to change the position of the whole picture inside the minipage? for instance, move the picture 1 unit higher and 1 ...
6
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1answer
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How to fix the width of a minipage?

I put 2 minipages containing tikzpicture side by side: one on the left, the other one on the right. And I hope each minipage, surrounded by \fbox, occupies almost half side of the page, and leave some ...
11
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1answer
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Align minipage to baseline of first or last line inside minipage?

The minipage environment has options for making the top, bottom, or center of the minipage box line up with the baseline of the surrounding text. Is there a way to make it line up to the baseline of ...
10
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3answers
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Determining the position of a box (e.g.) on a page

Suppose I have some .tex code like this ... bla bla \framebox{Hello World} bla bla ... I want to read out the position (left and top or bottom, in pts) of the framebox on the page, and store in, ...
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2answers
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Add a textbox overtop an image in a beamer slide

I have a slide with a figure in it. I want show a vertically and horizontally centered (relative to the image if possible) text box overtop of it as an overlay which will contain a few lines of text. ...