How can I make text or tables overlap?

  • Can I place the letters "a" and "b" at the same location (based on left and downward alignment)?
  • Can I place two tabular environments in exactly the same place (one is above the other), but not inside float, figure, or table environments?

You can use \llap and \rlap which make boxes of zero width; in the case of tables, I first boxed them:



\noindent A\llap{B}


text1 \\
text2 \\
text3 \\

column1a & column2a \\
column1b & column2b \\




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