# TikZposter and good-looking header (many authors + logo)?

as Johannes told me I should post a new question and set a link to the old more or less answered question: Tikzposter: Long list of authors breaking in two lines

I would like to know how I can use the code snippet from Johannes from above link (here) without a block around it and have the possibility to use a logo and to position it with x-y coordinates?

Here, a MWE:

\documentclass[25pt, a0paper, portrait, margin=0mm, innermargin=15mm, blockverticalspace=15mm, colspace=15mm, subcolspace=8mm]{tikzposter}

\title{Using tikzposter}
\author{Authors}
\institute{Test Institute}

\usetheme{Default}
\usetitlestyle{Empty}
\usecolorstyle[colorPalette=BrownBlueOrange]{Germany}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\block{Creating the document}{The document...}
\end{document}


What I need is a combination of the simplicity of Johannes' code for the "many authors/large title" problem and the possibilities of my own example (x-y coordinates) in the link above for the logo.

Thanks and wishes Mike

• Out of interest: Why are you using Tikzposter? How did you find it, why did you choose it? – Johannes_B Feb 18 '17 at 15:23
• The "real" template is a copy of a Powerpoint template I really dislike. I use Tikzposter because of a good documentation and I thought it is "state of the art" in LaTeX community. What is an alternative? I found it by google "scientific poster LaTeX" and there were good-looking examples. :-) – Mike1993 Feb 19 '17 at 12:46
• I don't know what you want to say with the link? But this is what I would like to have what this png shows as header. – Mike1993 Feb 19 '17 at 12:47
• I just added the source code to the repository. – Johannes_B Feb 19 '17 at 12:51

Perhaps this is useful. The authors and institute can be written basically the same way, but use \\ instead of \par. The title needs to be written in a \parbox though, because of how \title is defined. If you want to avoid that \parbox, you'll need to add

\makeatletter
% redefine \title macro
\def\title#1{\gdef\@title{#1}}
\makeatother


to the preamble, before \title.

To place a logo with coordinates, you can make use of the fact that the whole poster is essentially a big tikzpicture, and that the position of the title can be obtained via the macros \titlepostop, \titleposbottom, \titleposleft and \titleposright. So you can use normal TikZ features to place the logo exactly where you like it relative to the title, e.g. with

\path (\titleposright,\titleposbottom) ++(-1cm,5mm) node[inner sep=0pt,above left] {\includegraphics{example-image}};


Place this right after \maketitle.

\documentclass[25pt, a0paper, portrait, margin=0mm, innermargin=15mm, blockverticalspace=15mm, colspace=15mm, subcolspace=8mm]{tikzposter}

\newcommand{\ini}{\textsuperscript{1}}
\newcommand{\inii}{\textsuperscript{2}}

\title{\parbox{\linewidth}{\centering The Journey of Walter Wombat and Other Wacky Creatures Meaning That the Title Will Span More Than One Line}}
\author{Carl Capybara\ini, Lazy Lizard\ini, Busy Bee\inii,\\
Gabrielle Giraffe\ini, Laura Lion\ini ~and Klaus Koala\inii}
\institute{\ini Institute of Applied Duck Dance\\
\inii Institute of Experimental Duck Dance}

\usetheme{Default}
\usetitlestyle{Empty}
\usecolorstyle[colorPalette=BrownBlueOrange]{Germany}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\path (\titleposright,\titleposbottom) ++(-1cm,5mm) node[inner sep=0pt,above left] {\includegraphics{example-image}};

\block{Creating the document}{The document...}
\end{document}


Another option might be the example below. You can use Johannes' title code almost directly in \settitle, just with the addition of a \parbox.

\documentclass[25pt, a0paper, portrait, margin=0mm, innermargin=15mm, blockverticalspace=15mm, colspace=15mm, subcolspace=8mm]{tikzposter}

\newcommand{\ini}{\textsuperscript{1}}
\newcommand{\inii}{\textsuperscript{2}}

\usetheme{Default}
\usetitlestyle{Empty}
\usecolorstyle[colorPalette=BrownBlueOrange]{Germany}

\settitle{%
\parbox{\linewidth}{%
\centering
\color{titlefgcolor}
\vspace*{1em}
{\bfseries \Huge The Journey of Walter Wombat \par}
\vspace*{3em}
{\huge Carl Capybara\ini, Lazy Lizard\ini, Busy Bee\inii, \par Gabrielle Giraffe\ini, Laura Lion\ini ~and Klaus Koala\inii  \par}
\vspace*{1em}
{\LARGE \ini Institute of Applied Duck Dance\par
\inii Institute of Experimental Duck Dance}
}
}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\path (\titleposright,\titleposbottom) ++(-1cm,5mm) node[inner sep=0pt,above left] {\includegraphics{example-image}};

\block{Creating the document}{The document...}
\end{document}

• Hi, thanks for adding this answer to this thread. Yes, this is helpful. I always forgot the many possibilities of TikZ. Is there anybody who knows all go them? This es exactly what I wanted. – Mike1993 Aug 6 '17 at 8:07