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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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