[texhax] Placing data in margin

Thomas Schneider schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Sat Aug 3 23:37:25 CEST 2013


> The problem is that they want the item number, be it a number or
> letter, to be located in the margin on the left side of the form. I
> cannot figure out how to accomplish that. I did try the "marginnote"
> package; however, no matter how I tried, I could never get it to place
> a margin item anywhere but the right side of the page.

You probably can use pstricks to do this.  The \rput{} command will
place text relative to the current location without changing the
current location, perfect for what you want.

     \parbox[t][3.0cm][t]{3.0cm}{% \parbox[c][\height][t]{\width}%
      % T. D. Schneider and R. M. Stephens, Sequence Logos: A New Way
      % to Display Consensus Sequences Nucl. Acids Res. 18: 6097-6100,
      % 1990.
      \textbf{Schneider} \& \\ Stephens \\
      \emph{Nucl. Acids Res.} \\
      \textbf{18}: 6097-6100 \\
%}% fbox

This is actually a chunk of code from one of my powerdot slides!

* The rput locates the top left corner of the objecdt.
* It is then scaled to 80% size.
* Then I had an optional (inside the comment) fbox to draw a box
  around the text.  Remove both comments to use the fbox.
* Inside that is a parbox with the text.


Use these packages in this order:


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at mail.nih.gov
  http://schneider.ncifcrf.gov/(current link)
  http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent link)

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