[pdftex] Exact placement of objects.

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed May 26 01:30:31 CEST 2004

>>>>> "John" == John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> writes:

    > In the DTP program Scribus a graphic object can be placed at an
    > exact spot on a page by specifying coordinates.  This is handy
    > for things like the bar code block on a book cover etc. Similar
    > results are possible with the \rput command in PSTricks,
    > assuming one can figure out where the current point is.

There is one fixed point on every page you can use as a reference.
It's the position of \headline.  If you want, for instance, a bar code
on each page, you can say


If you need it only on one page, you can say

\headline{\ifnum\pageno=5 \rput(2cm,-5in){\barcode}\fi}

    > Does plain pdftex offer such a placement capability?

Something like \rput is described in "The TeXbook" on page 389.


Reinhard Kotucha			              Phone: +49-511-4592165
Marschnerstr. 25
D-30167 Hannover	                      mailto:reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Microsoft isn't the answer. Microsoft is the question, and the answer is NO.

More information about the pdftex mailing list