[texhax] Is the package textpos broken?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Aug 24 13:31:36 CEST 2006

On Aug 23, 2006, at 7:49 PM, Chris Bergstresser wrote:

>    I could work around this -- taking into account the descenders when
> I place the item on the page myself -- except that although the
> documentation claims to work with the calc package it doesn't actually
> seem to.  That's in the part labelled C and D.  It doesn't accept
> either the lengths or the calculations.
>    Am I doing something wrong?

The problem is that boxes constructed so don't have a concept of  
``baseline'' --- not sure where this limitation is being introduced  

My suggestion for a work-around would by to use a \vphantom in every  
text string containing the tallest and deepest characters (e.g.,  
\vphantom{Ay}) which will ensure that all one line strings have the  
same physical size and the same relation of depth to baseline.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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