A package for placing blocks of text at absolute positions on a page.

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illegal units of measure with textblock

I am 100 % sure this code worked within my presentation I held 2 years ago. I reopened it but I do get the error Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted) { \usebackgroundtemplate{ \includegraphics[...
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How to use \includeonlyframes with textblock? (All pages are printed)

All pages are printed. How to solve it? \documentclass{beamer} \includeonlyframes{current} \usetheme{Berlin} \usepackage[]{graphicx} \usepackage[backend=bibtex,style=authoryear]{biblatex} \usepackage[...
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Generate tikzpicture stepwise with textblocks

I want to build a block scheme to visualize a workflow. I created a tikzpicture containing nodes that appear one by one. This works so far. Now I want to add illustrations and equations with every ...
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Change package option “overlay” from textpos package in document?

I am using the textpos package to position images on beamer slides. My problem is that I would like to have these images in some slides in the front of everything else (package option "overlay") and ...
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Article class letterhead with logo on first page and different margins on second page

I've been struggling with this for a couple of days. I can't find a good solution for making this letterhead. I want to have the text justified as on the guidelines, but only on the first page: So it ...
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Textpos with pagebreaks

I'm writing a resume and I'd like to have boxes that can reference the end of the last one. Is there a way to get textpos to respect, say, the bottom margin as set by the geometry package? I'd like ...
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tocloft list of items in a textpos environnement [closed]

I created a personal list with tocloft package. Here is the beginning of code : \documentclass[a4paper,oneside]{article} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{textpos} \usepackage{tocloft} \...
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how to make the grid within eso-pic in a A3 poster less visible

I am making a A3 poster that has a square grid as background. I would place more texts and pictures on this poster using textpos package. My question is 1) as in the title: that is making texts and ...
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Beamer, textblock: text does not appear

I am trying using textblock with beamer. The problem is that I am not able to make the text appear. \documentclass[10pt,handout]{beamer} \setbeamertemplate{frametitle}[default][center] \...
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Selective overlay option of textblock with the textpos package

The texpos package has an option called [overlay] that, when loading the package makes all the text boxes textblocks be above (obscuring) other elements of the page. Is there a way to control whether ...
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How to prevent textpos' textblock environment from inserting \par?

The following MWE confirms what textpos documentation says: The {textblock} environment will most often be used in vertical mode. If it is called in horizontal (ie, paragraph) mode, however, it ...
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PGF keys passing arguments to multiple environments

I'd like to combine both tcolorbox and textpos to place boxes to a specific position in a page. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{pgfkeys} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \usepackage[...
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textpos inside a letter.sty

Loving the textpos style in order to create University letterhead, but having a problem: I want to add \begin{textblock}{\textwidth}(0,0) \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{Wred.jpg} \end{...
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How to put a textblock above the background image?

I'm trying to implement this solution while using textpos but the textblock*s seem to land below the "background" image instead of above. Can one overcome this? A minimal example would be: \...
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Positioning using textpos and animated blocks

I am trying to position a figure on a page using textpos and then have a block appear over it in the next slide. I am inspired by the Gonzalo Medina's code given here. Here is what my code looks like, ...
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Colored mainfont with fontspec in a textblock yields to pdf error with LuaLaTex [closed]

When I (1) change the color of the mainfont with the fontspec package, (2) put some text in a textblock environment and (3) compile the document with LuaLaTex, the resulting pdf when opened with Adobe ...
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Textpos on just one page

I'm using the Friggeri CV style, and it's not well-equipped for multiple pages. It has an aside environment, using textpos, which only appears on the first page — but the space for it exists on ...
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Properly Positioning text in beamer using textpos

I am using textpos to control the position of text in a beamer frame. What I want to do, is to place some text on top of an image. I am using the package in absolute mode and I want to place the text ...
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Add logos in upper left and right corner of Malmoe theme in beamer

I'm trying to add a logo into the upper left and upper right corners of the Malmoe theme. I'm sure it doesn't matter, but just in case, I'm using the Whale color theme. I've tried several things, ...
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Making a textpos command being transparent

I am defining my own margin notes command and I have a question about making a command "transparent". To be more clear, I have the following code : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[absolute]{...
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Calculation of an absolute position

My question is about calculating with the package textpos. By saving the vertical position of a block of text with zsavepos and calculating the middle of it, I want to position a block of text at the ...
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Absolute positioning of an image without overlaying the text

The following will position an image at the specified page coordinates. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \setlength{\...
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Setting \textwidth seems to break textblock* command from textpos package?

I would like to position text absolutely using the textblock* command from the textpos package. Minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} % \renewcommand{\...
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textpos and pause result in wrong order in beamer

I use a textpos textblock in a beamer document. I want to display content step by step, but the slides are in wrong order. example code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos}...
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Is there an alternative to textpos when using pgfpages?

I have a completed beamer presentation in which I make extensive use of textpos package for absolute positioning, in particular of the textblock* environment. Now, I wanted to add notes to this ...
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textpos toggling noshowtext option

Is there a way of toggling the textpos option [noshowtext]? I would like some textboxes to show the frame but not the text. And others to show both frame and text, but can't seem to find a way of ...
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Unexpected box sizes with `textpos`

UPDATE i've since published a LaTeX style file based on the below finds, CXLTX Position Absolute, part of the (incipient) CXLTX Style Collection, which makes it easier to precisely position one-...
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Highlighting words in forms if they are too long

I am using the following code to have LaTeX fill paper forms for bank payments. The single cells in the form have a maximum width so my question is the following: Can I make LaTeX highlight those text ...
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Inserting names on invitations, two per page in specific locations

I am doing a wedding invitation and I want the RSVP to have the person's name on it. I also need the name to appear in another, very specific location on the invitation. The invitation only takes up ...
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wrapfigure in moderncv

I want to add my photo in moderncv environment! Itemize positioning and other floats are missed up! I tried to use \textpos package but didn't work! Here is the code \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{...
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Writing TeX file name at the top of the processed document for article class

Consider the following MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{textpos} \newcommand{\insertname}{% \begin{textblock}{2}(5,-0.5) \bfseries{\jobname.tex} \end{textblock} } \begin{document} \...
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Is there a GUI, package, or plugin that I can use to create InDesign-like textboxes that contain LaTeX markup?

I'm not very spatially aware and I'm looking for an app, program, plugin, or extension that would allow me to create indesign-like text boxes (that I can drag around a page and select) that can ...
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How do I position title, frametitle, navigation bar and contents in arbitrary absolute positions?

I am trying to adapt the structure of a slide in beamer in order to match a background I would like to use. However, if I just insert the components of the frame (title, frametitle, contents), things ...
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Frontispiece with absolute positioning, usage of the textpos package

I would like to write my graduation thesis in LaTeX, but I need to make a frontispiece that exactly looks like this one made with Microsoft Word: I've tried with some environments like titlepage ...
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package textpos gives Runaway argument error

I am trying to position images in order to make a "stamp" pdf for use with pdftk. textpos looks like the perfect solution, but this code gives errors and no output: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \...
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Manually made folding marks in article don't appear as intended

I am writing a letter in the article documentclass in LyX. I tried Koma-script v2, and found it nice, but not quite fulfilling with customization, at any rate not within LyX. Most of my letter works ...
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Absolute positioning in beamer when using `show notes on second screen`: text on wrong page

If you compile the example below, you have a very comfortable way to put sources on the slides for for LaTeX beamer. However, if you uncomment the line with the option show notes on second screen, ...
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Change in the header for the handout

I am running into a weird problem. When I run my code in beamer mode, the logo that I use in each slide (in the right top corner) stays there and does not move. When I try to make handouts, the logo ...
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Absolute position and pagebreak

I need to generate random text and if random text = \textheight, break page automatically and start new page with the rest of the text in the same textblock environment. I read many articles, but the ...
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grid for textpos layout

This could be a too obvious question. I'm trying to lay things out on a page and I'm having to recompile a lot. I'd like to layout a grid using \TPHorizmodule and \TPVertmodule (from the textpos ...
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Insert a photo inline with some text and math environment (align)

I'm trying to get sth like: I've been having problem with the picture-inline-with-text part. A little help please. The wrapfigure package (which is known to be better) doesn't work. Nothing is ...
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How can I get textpos to respect beamer overlays?

I'm using textpos to position text blocks in a beamer frame. However, the textblock environment does not seem to respect overlay commands. In the following example, I want "some more text" to be ...
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Best way to have a piece of text in a fixed location on every beamer slide?

I'm trying to create a beamer template that could be used for giving high school lessons, and one item I'd like is if on every slide I could display information (like the aim for the day, the homework,...
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LaTeX beamer handout mode textpos

I'm using beamer with textpos to place certain blocks at particular positions (in particular, I use the textblock* environment). When I attempt to create a handout, the pieces of text within ...
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How can I align some text with a logo?

I am trying to right-align some text with a logo, i.e. I would like to place some text to the left of a logo, and centre this text vertically with respect to the logo. I’ve attached a pdf to be more ...
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Unexpected output using tikz/textpos

The following code (MWE) \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize \begin{document} \begin{textblock}{4}[0,0](1....
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why isn't a blank page inserted?

Shouldn't the following code \documentclass{book} \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} \providecommand{\insertblankpage}[0]{ \newpage \leavevmode \thispagestyle{empty} \newpage } \begin{document} \...
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z-order (foreground/background) in pdflatex [closed]

I am using the wallpaper package to put a pre-made PDF on the title page of my LaTeX document. On the same page, I use the textpos package to insert some text and an image (with \includegraphics ...
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pst-barcode, textpos and XeLaTeX

Please consider the following MWE, which shall place a QR code (pst-barcode package) at a fixed position on the page using the textpos package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-barcode} \...
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Microtype and textpos

I have found an effect on the part of the microtype package that I'd wish to cancel somehow. In the MWE that I am including below I collect a couple of token contents to be typed as part of a footer ...