How to insert text outside the top margin? [duplicate]

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Insert graphic at precise place on a page

I am trying to insert my name on the top right corner of the page but outside the top margin. How can I do that? Many thanks!

marked as duplicate by Gonzalo Medina, Werner, lockstep, Caramdir, Stefan Kottwitz♦Nov 12 '11 at 21:07

• The texpos package was designed for absolute positioning. – Peter Grill Oct 6 '11 at 18:52
• @PeterGrill: it's textpos ;-) – Gonzalo Medina Oct 6 '11 at 18:53
• Are you sure you don't actually just want a header using the fancyhdr package for example? You can position to the right using that. – Raphael Oct 7 '11 at 7:20

You could also use TikZ with the overlay and remember picture options:

\documentclass[parskip]{scrartcl}
\usepackage[margin=40mm]{geometry}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[overlay, remember picture]
\path (current page.north east) ++(-1,-1) node[below left] {Peter S. Ilie};
\end{tikzpicture}

\lipsum[1-4]

\end{document}


The lipsum package is just for blind text, the above produces

• This is, basically, exactly what the background package does ;-) – Gonzalo Medina Oct 6 '11 at 19:25
• Now that you mention it, the current page.north east should have cought my eye :) Also, looking in the background manual: "Since the commands used to modify attributes of the background material depend on the \node construct offered by the TikZ package...", so yeah, theres a package for doing what I did manually. You live and learn! – Tom Bombadil Oct 6 '11 at 20:05
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[showframe]{geometry}
\usepackage{textpos}

\begin{document}
\begin{textblock*}{100mm}(.85\textwidth,-2cm)
My Name
\end{textblock*}
\end{document}

• This works for me and requires little code. The showframe option is not necessary. The textblock should be located after \maketitle if you are using that. – mareoraft Aug 23 '17 at 19:38

There's a number of packages allowing you to achieve what you desire; in the answer to this question there's a list of such packages: Insert graphic at precise place on a page . Another option, not listed in the linked answer is the background package:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{background}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\SetBgContents{The Author}
\SetBgScale{1}
\SetBgColor{black}
\SetBgAngle{0}
\SetBgOpacity{1}
\SetBgPosition{current page.north east}
\SetBgVshift{-2cm}
\SetBgHshift{-2cm}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-30]
\end{document}