[texhax] labeling images with text

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Sep 23 21:07:35 CEST 2004

> I'm interested in importing graphical diagrams as *.eps files in the
> "normal" way, but inserting text into the diagrams (e.g. labeled arrows)
> with LaTeX commands (so that I could easily change the labels without
> having to edit the *.eps files).  I was thinking that the way it might be
> done is to somehow create a graphic, with text boxes here and there as part
> of it, that had an *.eps file as its background.  But I can't figure out
> how to do this, or even where to look for instructions.  Am I on the right
> track?  Is this possible?  Where can I go for help?

look at the overpic package -- ctan macros/latex/contrib/overpic/

it's not over-blessed with documentation, but there are a pair of
example files (opic-abs.tex and opic-rel.tex) which i used to teach
myself.  i then went through it with some collaborators, and they've
declared it "really neat", and have already used it in production (in
the volume they sent to press in august).

whatever, _i_ think it's a brilliant application of a simple idea :-)

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