# [texhax] graphics question

Steve Peter speter at dandy.net
Wed May 23 09:46:35 CEST 2007

On May 23, 2007, at 6:45 AM, Diego L. Guarín wrote:

> I have a question related to the treatment of the graphics in
> latex, in the WYSIWYG programs (word, open-office, etc..) u can put
> an image in the work space, send it to the
> background and then write over the image, to be more explicit i
> send a picture showing that i mean.
> As far as i know in latex when u put a picture using
>
> \begin{figure}
>   % Requires \usepackage{graphicx}
>   \includegraphics[width=10cm]{image}\\
>   \caption{image}\label{this is a picture of u}
> \end{figure}
>
> latex separate a space that can only be occupied by the file name
> image, so it´s impossible to write over the image, i´d have to
> modify the picture in GIMP or some other program.
> Or it´s possible to do the same i show in the attacked picture in
> latex?????

I (ab)use fancyhdr for this purpose. The trick is to include the
graphic in the header, move it down to where you want it, then
actual graphic, and vary the amount of shift in the raisebox to taste):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}

\fancyfoot{}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}

\begin{document}
\pagestyle{fancy}

Testing to see if this text will overrun the picture included in the