[texhax] Is the package textpos broken?

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Thu Aug 24 19:24:36 CEST 2006

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006, Chris Bergstresser wrote:

>     So I've found the graphics package, which lets me place an image
> of a form page behind my text, and the textpos package, which lets me
> arbitrarily place boxes over it.  This works pretty well, but it
> doesn't handle descenders well.  Or at all, actually.

you can make the text zero height and depth, then it's aligned at the
baseline, e. g.:

\begin{textblock}{100}[0,1](100,100)\smash{A: XX}\end{textblock}

Regards, Hartmut

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