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

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titlesec and textpos: title name appears twice

I want to create a block type chapter opening where the chapter number and name are typeset in a coloured background. I am doing something wrong with the #1 parameter of titleformat, because the ...
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Textpos: Let text end, instead of starting at specified coordinate

I am trying to fill out a pdf form using LaTeX with the package pdfoverlay and textpos. When I specify a coordinate with textpos and give it some text, the text will start at the coordinate, but I ...
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auto-pst-pdf package in combination with textpos and chemmacros

I seem to have problems with the auto-pst-pdf package, chemmacros package and the textpos package. \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{graphicx}...
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Friggeri-cv: How to produce this particular text position?

I'm trying to adapt the cv-friggeri-x CV template to my needs. One big problem I'm facing is that I usually make my CV on two pages (yes, I know, that's not the taste of everyone :D ). The problem is ...
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Red box around begin{textblock*}

I have installed the package textpos which is required to use the textblock* function. Why is it that when I write: begin{textblock*} it is around a red box, like if it wasn't a right function. In ...
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Unwanted vertical shift of the textblock environment (textpos)

Here is MWE showing my problem: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \TPGrid{1}{1} \begin{document} Line 1 \begin{textblock}{1}(0,0) My overlay \end{...
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! Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted) when using texblock with cm

When I use textblock without cm is ok. Example: \begin{textblock}{14}(0.5,0.5) But when I add cm: \begin{textblock}{14cm}(0.5cm,0.5cm) The error in the log is: ! Illegal unit of measure (pt ...
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pagebreak, newpage don't work with textblock, textpos

I use textpost, textblock to put two tcbpost in one page: 2 tcbposter in one page and set absolute position But \pagebreak, \newpage don't work when I insert another posterbox (BOX C). Please help; ...
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Creating environment and commands in \textpos

I have been experimenting with textpos to understand some of the nitty gritty So for each new page the text has to be nested within a \newpage command, am I correct? If I am right this would become ...
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Reset color in next textblock

I use \textblockcolour{cyan} to change color of only one textblock environment. But other textblocks change color to cyan too. How to reset other textblocks to defined color? Minimal coding: \...
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Remove extra vertical padding before tabular in textpos absolute environment

I am trying to position a tabular using textpos in absolute mode. In my observation there is some extra spacing that gets added before the first row. This leads to misalignment in the the vertical ...
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How to use the textblock* environment to write on the next page?

As a follow-up question to this: How to typeset a critical apparatus like the commented "Mein Kampf" edition? Since the packages that came up didn't exactly do what I wanted, I came up with ...
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\hrule within \textblock (from textpos package) does not appear in the output

My code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile,t] \frametitle{Demo} \begin{textblock*}{\textwidth}(20mm,20mm) \vspace{5mm}\hrule ...
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Tikz image within a defined box (& the textpos package)

Short Description I am trying to create a template for a multiple choice question that has an image associated with it. I want the question to look like this: In this picture, I've shown the square ...
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Text boxes are superimposed over each other, and shouldn't be

I'm making a planning book for teachers' lesson plans. So I want a series of two-page spreads. So far I have the following: \documentclass[letter,openleft,twoside]{memoir} \usepackage[left=0pt,right=...
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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 ...