[texhax] Turning off bad box messages

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Wed Aug 23 22:22:45 CEST 2006


> > >    I'm writing a package which has to put a lot of stuff in specific
> > > places on a page, and TeX is proving to be near impossible to work
> > > with.
> >
> > One way is to use pstricks.  With the appropriate commands you can set
> > up a nice coordinate system and then place whatever you want whereever
> > you want.
>    It seems like this is a better way to go than trying to recreate
> the forms I'm trying to fill in.  I can include the background form as
> an image and place text in the specific places on top.
>    Unfortunately, pstricks only works with DVI output, not PDF.  And
> I'm using the graphicsx package and .png graphics files, so I need a
> different way of placing text in specific locations.
>    Anyone know of a package that will do this, that's compatible with
> PDF output?


Just convert to postscript and then to PDF.  I do this all the time!

Use these programs:


They are so fast, an extra step doesn't matter.
(Or maybe I'm missing how you set things up.  I just use LaTeX
to get the dvi.)


  Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Program
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  toms at ncifcrf.gov
  permanent email: toms at alum.mit.edu (use only if first address fails)

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