# [texhax] Overpic and placing defined blocks of text

Daniel H. Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Thu Sep 24 20:48:16 CEST 2015

```Richard Terry wrote:

>In the meantime I found:
>
>\put(15,143){\parbox[b]{85 mm}{ \footnotesize !primary-condition-symptoms}}
>
>seems to work ok. Not sure why the 'b' param makes sure its up at the
>top instead of the 't' param which pushes it down to the bottom of the
>designated area, however for my purposes this seems to work.

That parameter indicates where the "reference point" of the box will be located
Relative to the rest of the box. When you \put something, it will put the reference
point at the given location.
- [b] indicates the reference point will be at the base of the bottom line of the box.
- [t] indicates it will be at the base of the top line, and
- [m] indicates it will be at the vertical center
In all cases it is at the left side of the box.

When boxes are placed left to right, their reference points are lined up.

Good luck,
Dan