Questions tagged [textpos]

A package for placing blocks of text at absolute positions on a page.

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Is it OK to ignore Underfull \hbox errors? I attempted, but it did not wok. I use textpos and ragged2e

I tried to solve by middle of the following questions: ragged2e: "newcommands" option produces "underfull \hbox" warnings, Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph in figure ...
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Centering text between two textblocks (texpos package)

I'm working on a cover to work as a template for my assignments (they have to follow a standard). So I have three elements that have absolute positioning: one (the institution + course) is attached to ...
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Using ''textpos'' in a colored page

I want to write a text in a given position in a colored page. So I used the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} ...
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How do I prevent a text block image from overlapping title?

Like so many others before me, I am attempting to recreate my institute's PowerPoint theme in beamer. On our title slide, we have an image flush right and the title contents is to the left and right ...
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Positioning of image with caption

I have some issues with positioning an image with the help of textpos-package. I want the figure to be positioned as in frame 1, but with a centered caption (like in frame 2). I tried to put the image ...
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Adobe Reader XI reports corrupted PDF for pdfTeX compiled combination beamer + overlay + textblock + includgraphics

The following M(N)WE is compiled with latexmk using pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016) (Debian). \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[absolute, overlay]{textpos} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Textblock gives grey background which I cannot change

Please could someone suggest what I am doing wrong? I keep getting text boxes with a grey background, even when I try to change the text block colour. I used an example from a popular book to try to ...
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textpos/textblock interacts badly with wrapfigure

I want to position certain elements exactly in the corners of my page. With research, textblock seemed to be what I needed. Here is a working example of that, before wrapfigure caused problems: \...
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How to set text height in a textblock using textpos in Beamer?

I'm using the textpos package with Beamer in order to put some text at the bottom right corner of a slide. Despite having read the package instructions, I fail to understand how to set the text height ...
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Add text in the footline of a specific beamer frame

I'm using my university beamer template to create a presentation. The footline of the template includes a blue bar and the university logo. In other presentations I've created, I was using the ...
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Beamer, textpos and xcolor: color is changed also outside textblock environment

When defining the color of the text in a textblock environment (i.e. from textpos package), then the color of the text of the next frame is changed to that color too. In the example below (compiled ...
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A parbox inside a textblock

I would like to have absolute positioning with centering vertical alignment. I am trying to achieve this by using a \parbox inside a \textblock (from textpos): \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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Thesis frontispiece

I would like to write my graduation thesis in LaTeX, but I need to make a frontispiece that exactly looks like this one made with Microsoft Word: I've tried the package frontespizio but I am not ...
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Package textpos defining textblock in width of \textwidth and relative commands

I have some questions, that won't be solved by the documentation. 1.) [This is solved, solution in 1]I would like to do \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{textpos} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Get the documentclass widths, lengths and spaces

I am trying to use the textpos package to absolute-position a textblock in the upper left corner of the text area on my page (i.e. inside the page margins). I know I can get the width of the text by ...
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Improper \prevdepth in tikzpicture with foreach loop

im trying to modify the business card template from ShareLatex in order to make a card seperatly (as a command) for formating of the card. Then to make a foreach loop to make two columns of these ...
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Making fancy frames around a textblock

I'm aware of the question and of the replies about borders around a textblock from the textpos package. This works but produces "very square" boxes... I was wondering if there was a way to make ...
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pgfmathresult with unexpected result

Please have a look at the following MWE. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{etoolbox} \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \foreach \i in {1,2,3,...,30} {% \...
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Unwanted empty page from combining textblock* and spacing environments

How can I get rid of the extra blank page that is apparently caused in this example by combining spacing and textblock* environments? There's one restriction: the entire content of the spacing ...
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Custom geometry per page style

I use fancyhdr to create custom headers and footers. I also use textpos and Tikz to embellish those headers and footers. I want to use textpos with absolute positioning instead of tikz current page ...
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How can I achieve textpos relative positioning in a document set to absolute positioning?

This is as close as I've got, but I can't work out how to do the calculation so that textblock accepts it: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[paperheight=93.884mm,paperwidth=68.992mm,margin=...
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illegal units of measure with textblock

I am 100 % sure this code worked within my presentation I held 2 years ago. I reopened it but I do get the error Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted) { \usebackgroundtemplate{ \includegraphics[...
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How to use \includeonlyframes with textblock? (All pages are printed)

All pages are printed. How to solve it? \documentclass{beamer} \includeonlyframes{current} \usetheme{Berlin} \usepackage[]{graphicx} \usepackage[backend=bibtex,style=authoryear]{biblatex} \usepackage[...
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Generate tikzpicture stepwise with textblocks

I want to build a block scheme to visualize a workflow. I created a tikzpicture containing nodes that appear one by one. This works so far. Now I want to add illustrations and equations with every ...
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Change package option “overlay” from textpos package in document?

I am using the textpos package to position images on beamer slides. My problem is that I would like to have these images in some slides in the front of everything else (package option "overlay") and ...
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Article class letterhead with logo on first page and different margins on second page

I've been struggling with this for a couple of days. I can't find a good solution for making this letterhead. I want to have the text justified as on the guidelines, but only on the first page: So it ...
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tocloft list of items in a textpos environnement [closed]

I created a personal list with tocloft package. Here is the beginning of code : \documentclass[a4paper,oneside]{article} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{textpos} \usepackage{tocloft} \...
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how to make the grid within eso-pic in a A3 poster less visible

I am making a A3 poster that has a square grid as background. I would place more texts and pictures on this poster using textpos package. My question is 1) as in the title: that is making texts and ...
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Beamer, textblock: text does not appear

I am trying using textblock with beamer. The problem is that I am not able to make the text appear. \documentclass[10pt,handout]{beamer} \setbeamertemplate{frametitle}[default][center] \...
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Selective overlay option of textblock with the textpos package

The texpos package has an option called [overlay] that, when loading the package makes all the text boxes textblocks be above (obscuring) other elements of the page. Is there a way to control whether ...
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How to prevent textpos' textblock environment from inserting \par?

The following MWE confirms what textpos documentation says: The {textblock} environment will most often be used in vertical mode. If it is called in horizontal (ie, paragraph) mode, however, it ...
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PGF keys passing arguments to multiple environments

I'd like to combine both tcolorbox and textpos to place boxes to a specific position in a page. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{pgfkeys} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \usepackage[...
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How to put a textblock above the background image?

I'm trying to implement this solution while using textpos but the textblock*s seem to land below the "background" image instead of above. Can one overcome this? A minimal example would be: \...
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Positioning using textpos and animated blocks

I am trying to position a figure on a page using textpos and then have a block appear over it in the next slide. I am inspired by the Gonzalo Medina's code given here. Here is what my code looks like, ...
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Colored mainfont with fontspec in a textblock yields to pdf error with LuaLaTex [closed]

When I (1) change the color of the mainfont with the fontspec package, (2) put some text in a textblock environment and (3) compile the document with LuaLaTex, the resulting pdf when opened with Adobe ...
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Textpos on just one page

I'm using the Friggeri CV style, and it's not well-equipped for multiple pages. It has an aside environment, using textpos, which only appears on the first page — but the space for it exists on ...
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Properly Positioning text in beamer using textpos

I am using textpos to control the position of text in a beamer frame. What I want to do, is to place some text on top of an image. I am using the package in absolute mode and I want to place the text ...
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Add logos in upper left and right corner of Malmoe theme in beamer

I'm trying to add a logo into the upper left and upper right corners of the Malmoe theme. I'm sure it doesn't matter, but just in case, I'm using the Whale color theme. I've tried several things, ...
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Making a textpos command being transparent

I am defining my own margin notes command and I have a question about making a command "transparent". To be more clear, I have the following code : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[absolute]{...
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Calculation of an absolute position

My question is about calculating with the package textpos. By saving the vertical position of a block of text with zsavepos and calculating the middle of it, I want to position a block of text at the ...
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Absolute positioning of an image without overlaying the text

The following will position an image at the specified page coordinates. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \setlength{\...
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Setting \textwidth seems to break textblock* command from textpos package?

I would like to position text absolutely using the textblock* command from the textpos package. Minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} % \renewcommand{\...
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textpos and pause result in wrong order in beamer

I use a textpos textblock in a beamer document. I want to display content step by step, but the slides are in wrong order. example code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos}...
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Is there an alternative to textpos when using pgfpages?

I have a completed beamer presentation in which I make extensive use of textpos package for absolute positioning, in particular of the textblock* environment. Now, I wanted to add notes to this ...
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textpos toggling noshowtext option

Is there a way of toggling the textpos option [noshowtext]? I would like some textboxes to show the frame but not the text. And others to show both frame and text, but can't seem to find a way of ...
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Unexpected box sizes with `textpos`

UPDATE i've since published a LaTeX style file based on the below finds, CXLTX Position Absolute, part of the (incipient) CXLTX Style Collection, which makes it easier to precisely position one-...
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Highlighting words in forms if they are too long

I am using the following code to have LaTeX fill paper forms for bank payments. The single cells in the form have a maximum width so my question is the following: Can I make LaTeX highlight those text ...
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Inserting names on invitations, two per page in specific locations

I am doing a wedding invitation and I want the RSVP to have the person's name on it. I also need the name to appear in another, very specific location on the invitation. The invitation only takes up ...
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wrapfigure in moderncv

I want to add my photo in moderncv environment! Itemize positioning and other floats are missed up! I tried to use \textpos package but didn't work! Here is the code \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{...
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Writing TeX file name at the top of the processed document for article class

Consider the following MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{textpos} \newcommand{\insertname}{% \begin{textblock}{2}(5,-0.5) \bfseries{\jobname.tex} \end{textblock} } \begin{document} \...