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absolute vertical positioning

Postby metebalci » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:02 pm


I am writing my msc thesis and switched to latex from ms word last week. I havent used latex before, however, since I am a programmer, it got used to it easily.

The question I have is I couldnt find out how to do absolute vertical positioning of text measured from top of the page. Suppose I want to write a text 3cm below and 7cm below from top of the page. The vertical space command in latex gives relative positioning (meaning the space between text), right ?

Thank you...


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Postby Kris » Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:05 pm


there's a pstricks-package that can do this (pst-abspos), but
it's not implemented into MiKTeX, so You have to install it on
Your own! (

  1. \documentclass{article}
  2. \usepackage{pst-all}
  3. \usepackage[absolute]{pst-abspos}
  4. \begin{document}
  5. \pstSetAbsoluteOrigin
  6. \pstPutAbs[unit=1cm,position=lb](3,-3){Text with 3cm from top}
  7. \pstPutAbs[unit=1cm,position=lb](3,-7){Text with 7cm from top}
  8. \end{document}


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Postby metebalci » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:42 pm

This seems to be what I exactly want. Thank you very much Kris.


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