[OS X TeX] Adding text, etc. to figures... why don't we just do it like this...

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sun Feb 22 11:18:23 CET 2009

On  21 Feb, 2009, at 07:57, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:

> I used to be a big fan of psfrag before pdtex. pdftricks, etc.,  
> isn't quite as convenient (I might have the names wrong). I had to  
> get something done quickly the other day and put $k_1$ on a figure,  
> and simply did the following.
> \includegraphics[]{fig.jpg}\hspace*{-2.4in}\raisebox{1.2in}{$k_1$}

I didn't see a mention of it, so let me tell you that what I've been  
using is the ``old'' (1997) but amazingly robust overpic package. If  
you want to see the one page manual (yes, *one* page),


`` texdoc overpic '' doesn't work, because the 28kB picture it uses  
for the example is gzipped (remember: 1997). So you might want to copy  
the above overpic directory (36kB) to your desktop and typeset it  
there. It will only take you a minute to decide if you care to use the  

I've been using overpic not only in the figure environment, but also  
in the wrapfigure (wrapfig.sty) and SCfigure (sidecap.sty) environments.



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