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

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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 ...