# [pdftex] absolute positioning of graphics(pdf's) using pdftex

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Mar 19 13:52:56 CET 2001

At 11:09 AM 3/19/01 -0000, David Etherington wrote:
>   Hi again,   I am still looking for a way to absolutely position
>graphics (pdf's) in a tex document for use with pdftex.   1) I do not
>require any text in the  document 2) I simply want to say:-   page
>height=10in page width=10in   include graphic.pdf @position 4in x  3in
>include graphic.pdf @position 8in x  7in   /newpage   include graphic.pdf
>@position 4in x  3in     etc   etc   3) I have downloaded MikTeX for
>windows and have  all the extra bits like latex.   4) I am very new to tex
>and to be honest cannot  find help   5) I have had message re bophook but I
>do not know  how to include this, set it up, what its syntax is etc.

just use plain tex:

\pdfoutput=1

\pdfpagewidth=21cm
\pdfpageheight=29.7cm
\hoffset=-1in
\voffset=-1in

\newbox\currentgraphic
\newbox\collectedgraphics

{\hsize\pdfpagewidth
\vsize\pdfpageheight
\setbox\currentgraphic=\hbox
{\immediate\pdfximage{#1}\pdfrefximage\pdflastximage}
\setbox\collectedgraphics=\vbox to \vsize
{\offinterlineskip
\ifvoid\collectedgraphics\else
\ht\collectedgraphics0pt
\wd\collectedgraphics0pt
\box\collectedgraphics
\fi
\vskip#3
\wd\currentgraphic0pt
\hbox to \hsize{\hskip#2\box\currentgraphic\hss}
\vss}}

\def\flushgraphics%
{\shipout\box\collectedgraphics}

\flushgraphics

\flushgraphics

\flushgraphics

\end

If there is any real demand for such things ... i can make it nicer

Hans
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