# [texhax] textpos and page breaks

Norman Gray norman at astro.gla.ac.uk
Sun Nov 21 14:55:36 CET 2010

Greetings, all.

On 2010 Nov 21, at 12:57, Uwe Lueck wrote:

> "Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de>, 18.11.2010 17:04:52:
>> 2010/11/18 Peter Davis :
>>> I'm trying to use the textpos package to position text and graphics at
>>> explicit locations on the page.  However, I'm finding I can't seem to force
>>> a page break with this package.  I've tried \pagebreak, \newpage, and even
>>> \vfill\eject, but I still get everything on one page.
>>
>> Most likely textpos doesn't really put anything on the page, as far as
>> LaTeX is concerned. Try "~\newpage".

That sounds exactly the problem  \null\newpage or (equivalently) \hbox{}\newpage should work, too.

> Have you studied the documentation section reporting on \newpage?
> I don't understand it quickly, have considered, not used the package.

Yes -- as Uwe notes, there's a section in the documentation discussing this.

I've added a \tableofcontents to the front of the documentation, which may help with this.

>>  (it may be a reason to improve
> the documentation or so) -- therefore I am Cc'ing this one.

Thanks for the CC.  Best wishes,

Norman

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