I would like to have a simple TikZ coloured header and footer for a bulletin/newsletter template. I have in mind something such as this:

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Note the green bands spanning the width of the first page at the top and the bottom.

Could you suggest a way of approaching this?

  • Check the PGF manual for the options remember picture and overlay as well as the special current page node. Jun 27, 2013 at 21:33

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A possibility, using the remember picture, overlay options for tikzpicture (make the necessary adjustments according to your needs); the package atbegshi was used to place the header and footer on every page:


\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
  (current page.north west) -- (current page.north east) --
  ([yshift=50pt]current page.north east|-current page text area.north east) --
  ([yshift=50pt,xshift=-3cm]current page.north|-current page text area.north) --
  ([yshift=10pt,xshift=-5cm]current page.north|-current page text area.north) --
  ([yshift=10pt]current page.north west|-current page text area.north west) -- cycle;
  xshift=-1.5cm,yshift=-1.3cm] at (current page.north east)
  {\fontsize{50}{60}\selectfont d3pd Bulletin};
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
  (current page.south west) -- (current page.south east) --
  ([yshift=-40pt]current page.south east|-current page text area.south east) --
  ([yshift=-40pt,xshift=-3cm]current page.south|-current page text area.south) --
  ([xshift=-5cm,yshift=-10pt]current page.south|-current page text area.south) --
  ([yshift=-10pt]current page.south west|-current page text area.south west) -- cycle;
\node[yshift=0.75cm,font=\ttfamily\bfseries\color{white}] at (current page.south) {\fontsize{20}{24}\selectfont www.stackexchange.com};



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  • This is really excellent. Thank you so much for your help!
    – d3pd
    Jun 29, 2014 at 11:47

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