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Direc­tory macros/latex/contrib/pdfoverlay

README.md

pdfover­lay — A style for over­lay­ing text on a PDF

The pdfoverlay pack­age pro­vides a sim­ple in­ter­face to over­lay text on to an ex­ist­ing PDF. The text to be over­layed is type­set and po­si­tioned nor­mally as you would any other doc­u­ment. Some or all of the pages of the PDF can be in­cluded and not all pages of the PDF need have over­layed text. It’s also pos­si­ble to in­clude text be­tween pages of the PDF.

In­stal­la­tion from Live or MiK

pdfoverlay is in Live and MiK and can be in­stalled in the usual way through your dis­tri­bu­tion. e.g., in Live by run­ning:

tlmgr install pdfoverlay

In­stal­la­tion from CTAN

Down­load and un­pack pdfoverlay.zip from CTAN at https://ctan.org/pkg/pdfover­lay

Change to the pdfoverlay di­rec­tory, then run:

tex pdfoverlay.ins

to gen­er­ate pdfoverlay.sty.

Copy pdfoverlay.sty to $TEXMFHOME/tex/latex/pdfoverlay/ and pdfoverlay.pdf to $TEXMFHOME/doc/latex/pdfoverlay/.

You can find $TEXMFHOME by run­ning:

kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME

In­stal­la­tion from Git Source

pdfoverlay uses the l3build sys­tem.

Clone the git repos­i­tory us­ing:

git clone https://github.com/dcpurton/pdfoverlay.git

Change to the pdfoverlay di­rec­tory, and then the style file (pdfoverlay.sty) can be in­stalled by run­ning:

l3build install

Doc­u­men­ta­tion (pdfoverlay.pdf) can be com­piled by run­ning:

l3build doc

To in­stall the doc­u­men­ta­tion, copy pdfoverlay.pdf to $TEXMFHOME/doc/latex/pdfoverlay/.

You can find $TEXMFHOME by run­ning:

kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME

Li­cence

Copyright (c) 2018 David Purton <dcpurton@marshwiggle.net>

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of
the LaTeX Project2 Public License, either version 1.3c of this license
or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this
license is in
   http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt
and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX
version 2005/12/01 or later.

This work is "maintained" (as per the LPPL maintenance status)
by David Purton.

This work consists of the files pdfoverlay.ins, pdfoverlay.dtx, README.md,
and the derived files pdfoverlay.sty and pdfoverlay.pdf

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (534.8k).

pdfover­lay – A style for over­lay­ing text on a PDF

It is of­ten de­sir­able to take an ex­isit­ing PDF and eas­ily add an­no­ta­tions or text over­lay­ing the PDF. This might arise if you wish to add com­ments to a PDF, fill in a PDF form, or add text to a PDF where space has been left for notes.

This pack­age pro­vides a sim­ple in­ter­face to do this with­out hav­ing to re­sort to in­sert­ing one page at a time. Some or all of the pages of the PDF can be in­cluded and not all pages of the PDF need have over­layed text. It is also pos­si­ble to in­clude text be­tween pages of the PDF.

Another ad­van­tage of this pack­age is that the over­layed text can be set as nor­mal flow­ing from one page to an­other or with man­ual page breaks if you wish. It is also pos­si­ble to use any stan­dard method to po­si­tion text at ar­bi­trary places on a given page.

This pack­age de­pends on xparse, ev­ery­page, and pdf­pages.

Pack­agepdfover­lay
Re­pos­i­toryhttps://github.com/dcpur­ton/pdfover­lay
Ver­sion1.0 2018-05-08
Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense 1.3c
Copy­right2018 David Pur­ton
Main­tainerDavid Pur­ton
Con­tained inTeX Live as pdfover­lay
MiKTeX as pdfover­lay
TopicsGraph­ics in­clude
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