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

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eso-pic background image different on first page when not knowing where pages break

Trying to put a background image on a document where the first page background image is different using eso-pic, but not getting what I think the documentation implies. \documentclass{article} \...
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Package textpos disagreeing with figure caption font and format

I'm trying to place a number of images at specific places in a book (in fact, most of the pages will consist only of images and the respective captions), for which I'm using the textpos-package. At ...
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textblock* disappears when using pagecolor and crop packages

I'm finishing up on a book I typeset in LuaLaTeX with a custom paper format. I need some text positioned at absolute coordinates on the page using the textblock* environment from the textpos package, ...
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Aligning a textblock

For a titlepage, I want to add a text at a specific place. Now, the textpos package provides such an option, but when I specfiy something like \documentclass{article} \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} \...
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texpos's textblock and presentation:0

Currently, I place appendix buttons in beamer using this command: \newcommand{\appendixbuttons}[1]{ \begin{textblock}{16}(0,14.75) \raggedleft #1 \end{textblock} } However, ...
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Alignment of absolute position \textblock (left/right problem)

Im able to put to an absolute position of a page, a certain text. In this example: text width is 4cm the absolute position is from the top left corner, 5cm xshift and -2cm yshift. \documentclass[...
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Conflict between textpos and tikz in beamer

I want to draw an arrow from one place on a slide to another. This works nicely: \documentclass[t]{beamer} \usepackage[overlay,absolute]{textpos} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usetheme{Rochester} \begin{...
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How to position a picture from the edge of the paper?

I wrote a package that displays the logo of my company: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}[1994/06/01] \ProvidesPackage{acmelogo}[2022/09/09 ACME Inc. Logo] \RequirePackage{xcolor} \RequirePackage{textpos} \...
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TextPos not behaving with Booklet and Twoup

I am using a combination of booklet, twoup, and textpos to create a printable booklet, and having a strange problem with the location of textblocks in print mode. I've used this combination before to ...
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Why does the textblock environment not obey the overlay settings when used within \onlyenv?

I have an image that I want to explain with floating texts, arrows, and circles. To do so, I thought about creating a textblock environment (to put text) and a picture environment (to put the arrows ...
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Section header element should occupy zero vertical space

My goal is to split a diagram across two facing pages, as such: The left-hand page will additionally have a \section or \subsection above the diagram. In order to make the two halves of the diagram ...
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Package alternatives to textpos

It seems like textpos package doesn't play nice with bidi at all. I had to set \textblockorigin{-430pt,0pt} to get my text showing inside the page. However, moving from one machine to another, I can't ...
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\TPShowGrid Doesn't Work with Overleaf

Is anyone else having this issue? According to the documentation and the examples, the following MWE should show a grid, but it doesn't. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[absolute,showboxes]{...
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How to fix the absolute position of minitoc on the chapter title page?

I am using minitoc below every chapter title in my document. However, depending on the size of the chapter title, minitoc shifts down. This does not look great since my chapter titles differ in size, ...
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textpos and tcolorbox incompatibility

I am using the two packages: textpos, for positioning text using absolute coordinates tcolorbox, for a better graphical representation of the content There seems to be an incompatibility between the ...
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How to extend textblock to next page?

I am trying to update my CV but my textblock need to extend to next page. As you can see in the image the textblock breaks and it doesn't change page. Im new to Latex but I also know from my research ...
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Arrows in beamer with textblock and tikz

I want to call attention to elements in different equations using arrows. The box with the information can be placed in different position, so I am using textblock from textpos. I am using tikz for ...
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everypage + textblock not working correctly

I was just setting up chapter marks at the edge of every page in my thesis and came to an issue with the \thechapter counter being off by one. I've managed to fix the issue by checking the ltshipout ...
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Annotate listing with overlays

I'd like to visually divide a listing containing a hex dump into regions and provide a label for them. Here's what I got so far: The code for this uses tcolorbox for the overlays and textpos to make ...
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Positioning & scaling images to account for bleed

Against my better judgement, I've spent far more time than I have available to accommodate printing guidelines for a self-published booklet. The booklet is a half-letter size page. In some cases, an ...
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Clash between textpos and pmboxdraw

I'd like to include icons from the package pmboxdraw into a beamer slide. However, this package defines a square icon \textpos which is re-defined by textpos. I can't use another square because I'm ...
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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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Using \EveryShipout corrupts the copyable text

This is a strange bug. I'm using the textpos package (which in turn uses the everyshi package) to place text at a certain position on the page. Consider this document: % !TEX TS-program = lualatex \...
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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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Place text over image in textpos

i want put text over image in textblock. Last post: vspace, hspace don't work in textblock My minimal coding: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage[poster]{...
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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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