# Absolute vertical positioning of parbox

I create signature area like

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\begin{document}
%some content here
\begin{center}\parbox[t]{5cm}{\hrule height 1pt\medskip \textbf{John Doe}\\\textit{Director of something}}\end{center}
\end{document}


which will look like

I want it to be always at the same vertical position and horinzontally centered - no matter how high the content above it will be.

Do you have any idea how that can be realized?

• Is \vfill what you are looking for? – Ignasi Oct 23 '13 at 16:01
• yes, thank you! Could you please create this as an answer so I can accept it? – muffel Oct 23 '13 at 16:08

An alternative is use Tikz with current page node. You may change the shift coordinates to the place you want.

Code:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay]
\node [anchor=north, shift={(5cm,5cm)}]  at (current page.south west) {%
\parbox[t]{5cm}{\hrule height 1pt\medskip \textbf{John Doe}\\
\textit{Director of something}}
};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


If you only want to use it at last page (or being sure that a new page will follow) you can use \vfill to place signature at page bottom.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\newcommand{\signature}{\vfill\begin{center}%
\parbox[t]{5cm}{\hrule height 1pt\medskip \textbf{John Doe}\\%
\textit{Director of something}}\end{center}}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\signature
\newpage
\lipsum[2]
\signature
\newpage
\lipsum[1-2]
\signature
\end{document}