I try to place bacground tikz image in document using eso-pic. I think that the reference point is the lower left corner. But in fact there is "X bias" in the 0.15 cm. Is it software or hardvare dependent? Will it present on others configurations or machines?


  \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay]
  \draw[step=1cm,gray,very thin] (0,0) grid (20,20);

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    Start by checking if ` \AddToShipoutPicture{%` makes a difference (untested)
    – daleif
    Nov 6 '16 at 19:41
  • Thanks for the replay. \AddToShipoutPicture{% works indeed. I'm beginer in LaTex so don't see difference between this sintax so will understand more.
    – Konstantin
    Nov 6 '16 at 20:40
  • It is a socalled spurious space, aka a space that is not ignored. It is one of the first things to check for in cases like this.
    – daleif
    Nov 6 '16 at 20:42
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    A newline character is interpreted by TeX as a space unless commented out.
    – cfr
    Nov 7 '16 at 1:02
  • @daleif An answer?
    – cfr
    Nov 7 '16 at 1:02

Try \AddToShipoutPicture{%, the % at the end will keep the tikz picture from shifting to the right because the space is not ignored.

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