[pdftex] Adding objects to the page

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Tue Jan 26 19:21:16 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 23:33 (+0100), Heiko Oberdiek wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 05:40:10PM -0400, Jim Diamond wrote:

>> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 22:27 (+0100), Heiko Oberdiek wrote:

>>> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 06:23:41PM +0100, Patrick Gundlach wrote:

>>>> I have solved this using a custom output routine.

>>> Package `atbegshi'. With \AtBeginShipoutUpperLeft and
>>> \AtBeginShipoutUpperLeftForeground you can put things in the
>>> background or foreground of the output box inside \AtBeginShipout.

>> The OP is not using latex.  Does that package work in LuaTeX (or plain
>> TeX)?

> Both in LuaTeX and plain-TeX. It's not even installed below
> TDS:tex/latex/ but TDS:tex/generic. Also the package has documentation.


as one of the (apparently?) few (radical, subversive?) plain TeX users,
I sincerely appreciate your effort in making the package work for
plain TeX.

Having said that, the location of atbegshi in TL 2009 is mostly


All those /latex/'s obscure the one /generic/ and led me to believe
that it is a latex-specific package.

Further, in atbegshi.pdf I see
which again makes it look like a latex thing.

Do you think it might make sense to have more "generic" and less "latex"?



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