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I would like to create conference posters using idiomatic TikZ code as far as possible. I took a look at tikzposter (CTAN) but it seems rather unmaintained. The documentation was last updated in January 2014.

To make things precise, I am missing e.g. this:

  • Predefined coordinates like page.north east.
  • Multi-row titles without hacks.
  • Less vbox, hbox, ... in the source code.
  • Support any number of font sizes.

Should I rewrite tikzposter or is there something else ideally with a Github page which I can use and contribute to?

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    You can still use tikzposter. Old code does not necessarily imply bad code. Latest TikZ is from 2015. beamerposter is also fine-ish. If you don't like boxes TeX must be fun for you :-) – percusse Jun 11 '18 at 9:25
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    with the remember picture, overlay options, you can access coordinates based on the current page. – user36296 Jun 11 '18 at 9:33
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    there are only 2/7 vbox/hbox in the code . If this is too much, don't ever look into the beamer source :) – user36296 Jun 11 '18 at 9:36
  • Here you have several alternatives: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/341/… – Ignasi Jun 11 '18 at 9:43
  • @Ignasi: The tcolorbox version you linked really looks promising. – Lukas Jun 11 '18 at 11:49