## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ absolute vertical positioning

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
metebalci
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Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:56 am

### absolute vertical positioning

Hi,

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...

Mete

Kris
Posts: 56
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:04 pm
Hi!

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

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

Regards
Kris

metebalci
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:56 am
This seems to be what I exactly want. Thank you very much Kris.

Mete