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

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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} ...
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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} ...
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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} % ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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No paragraph in datatool's DTLforeach possible when using a textblock from textpos

I'd like to print labels using the datatool and the textpos packages. Yet as soon as I insert a paragraph inside the textbox which is inside the \DTLforeach loop, I get the "Paragraph ended before ...
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Can't implement new command in latex (under beamer)

I'm trying to create a new command that will ease on reference placement under beamer. This is an example file: \documentclass[bigger]{beamer} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \tolerance=1000 ...
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How to add text into a QR-Code?

I want to add a text to the QR-Code. I want a small numbers in one of the four black squares. \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, parskip]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pst-barcode} ...
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How do I put some text in specific position on a page horizontally with the prosper class?

Is there anyway to put text in a page horizontally at a specific position with LaTeX using the prosper class? After googling, I found that the textpos package can be used to put text in a specific ...
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Text not visible if positioned over included colored pdf?

I'm having a strange issue with LaTeX: My document uses a PDF background that is included with \includepdf{pdf/title}. This PDF consist of some logos and a solid red colored stripe across the page. I ...
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Textpos not showing anything

I'm trying to create a business card in LaTeX. Accordingly, I want to use textpos to absolutely position the various elements. For some reason, textpos is just not showing anything. What I want is ...