# Wrong \href anchor location

I use hyperref and pgf packages.

I need pgf to include and position an image:

\pgfputat{\pgfxy(-0.2, -2.4)}{
\pgfbox[left,base]{
\includegraphics[width=0.19\textwidth]{\@universitylogo}
}
}

\href{http://www.example.com}{www.example.com}   % Shows link with broken anchor


But after each \pgfbox[left,base]{} call the \href anchor moves lower and lower below the link title. Any ideas how to fix the anchor?

Here is minimal example to demonstrate the broken \href anchor:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pgf}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\pgfputat{\pgfxy(-1.3, -2.1)}{\pgfbox[left,base]{
\includegraphics[width=0.19\textwidth]{img/sun}}}
\pgfputat{\pgfxy(10.9, -2.0)}{\pgfbox[left,base]{
\includegraphics[width=0.15\textwidth]{img/moon}}}

\parbox[b]{0.5\textwidth}{
\centering \large\bf
My University \\
Institute of Science and Technology \\
C O U N T R Y
}

\vskip 1cm
\href{http://www.example.com}{www.example.com}
\end{center}
\end{document}


Here is the result:

• Are you using the raiselinks option? – John Kormylo Oct 9 '14 at 15:10
• No. Just tried setting it to true|false, but no effect. – niekas Oct 9 '14 at 15:15
• Never mind. I presume this whole thing is sitting inside an \href command. Perhaps you you put the \href inside the \pgfbox instead. – John Kormylo Oct 9 '14 at 15:21
• Nope, the \href and \pgfputat are in the same block. – niekas Oct 9 '14 at 15:29
• Do you need to use this lowlevel commands instead of regular TikZ syntax ? – percusse Oct 9 '14 at 17:12

Here is a very mild alternative that provides the output you're after:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[margin=0.5in]{geometry}% Just for this example
\usepackage{tabularx,graphicx,hyperref}

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\renewcommand{\tabularxcolumn}[1]{>{\centering\arraybackslash}m{#1}}
\begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{@{}m{.2\linewidth}Xm{.2\linewidth}@{}}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-a} &
\large\bfseries
My University \par
Institute of Science and Technology \par
C O U N T R Y &
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-b} \\ \\[1cm]
&
\href{http://www.example.com}{www.example.com}
\end{tabularx}
\end{center}

\end{document}


The m-column specification is similar to a p-column, but vertically centres its contents (supplied by the array package which is loaded by tabularx).

• Thank you very much, this is very nice workaround! But the question remains: is it possible to put an image anywhere on the page without breaking the hyperref anchors? – niekas Oct 9 '14 at 19:52
• @niekas: Yes, you can place an image anywhere on the page. See What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page? – Werner Oct 9 '14 at 19:57

I came here because I have had the same issue with moderncv when I would want to keep link clickable and put a logo. pgfbox it's clearly incompatible with hyperref if you don't use it, the link anchor is again at the right place. However, you can't get rid of it, because your images will become float (in my opinion), yielding an incorrect alignment.

I found a working solution, from Werner's link in comments where the initial author was Peter Grill : (https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/169836/125774). Amazing solution! You can once again use coordinates to place anythings.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\newcommand*{\BottomLeftX}{1.0in+\hoffset+\oddsidemargin}%
\newcommand*{\AbsolutePosition}[4][]{%
% #1 = tikz options
% #2 = x (from south west corner of page
% #3 = y
% #4 = text
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay, ultra thick]
%\draw [shift={(#2,#3)},#1]  (current page.south west) circle (2pt)
\draw [#1]  ($(current page.south west) + (\BottomLeftX,\BottomLeftY) + (#2,#3)$)
node[above right] {#4};
\end{tikzpicture}%
}

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\AbsolutePosition{8.9cm}{17.5cm}{\includegraphics[width=0.19\textwidth]{example-image-a}}
\AbsolutePosition{0.9cm}{17.5cm}{\includegraphics[width=0.19\textwidth]{example-image-b}}
\parbox[b]{0.5\textwidth}{
\centering \large\bf
My University \\
Institute of Science and Technology \\
C O U N T R Y
}
\vskip 1cm
\href{http://www.example.com}{www.example.com}
\end{center}

\end{document}