[pdftex] ....how to add a background image

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Dec 28 20:58:09 CET 2003

On Friday 26 December 2003 07:26 pm, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> >>>>> "Nadine" == Nadine Dobslaff <nadinedobslaff at web.de>
> >>>>> writes:
> >>>>>
>     > Hello, I would like to add a background image /
>     > wallpaper to my pdf.  Does somebody knows a possibility
>     > ?
> If you say "to my pdf" I assume that you have the .tex source
> file. If the file is written in LaTeX, then eso-pic.sty is
> probably the best thing to use.
> If you don't have the source code but only the pdf file, then
> you could try the texexec program.  But I suppose that this
> will break hyperlinks.
> Regards,
>   Reinhard

Texexec is a perl script that calls pdftex or pdfetex using the 
Context macros. It is not LaTeX but rather an alternative to 

Hyperlinks work in pdftex and Context. 

Adding a background to a page is pretty easy in both plain pdftex 
and in Context. 
John Culleton
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