# [OS X TeX] Full Page Graphic on First Page?

Richard J Benish rjbenish at teleport.com
Sat Feb 2 19:45:14 EST 2008

Dear Matthew,

I'm sorry for not mentioning that I did read about that option and
tried it, but it didn't work.

Copied here is one of the "offsets" I tried. (I tried many, but none

I imagine something simple like that is being missed, but I don't see
what it is.

Thanks again.

\documentclass[12pt]{memoir}

\usepackage{geometry}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\usepackage{epstopdf}

\usepackage{mathptmx}

\usepackage{multicol}

\usepackage{pdfpages}

\geometry{landscape}

\geometry{legalpaper,lmargin=.75in,rmargin=.75in,tmargin=.75in,bmargin=.75in}

\begin{document}

\setlength{\columnsep}{25pt}

\begin{multicols}{3}

%Lots of text

%\end{multicols}{2}

%\end{document}

>Dear Richard,
>
>Read the manual for pdfpages (it's the pdfpages.pdf file in your tex
>distribution, or you can type "texdoc pdfpages" at a command line).
>There are options to move around or scale the included pdf.
>
>--Matthew Leingang
>
>On Feb 2, 2008, at 5:20 PM, Richard J Benish wrote:
>
>>Many thanks for all the suggestions. After much fumbling I couldn't
>>get the archived file to cooperate for one reason or another. It is
>>more complicated than I need.
>>
>>Matthew's suggestion appears to be almost working.
>>
>>The remaining problem is that the figure is not even close to being
>>centered; it's scooted way over to the left so that almost half of
>>it is chopped off and the right side of it is slightly to the right
>>of center of the page. (Although I was not happy with where the
>>graphic was placed in any of my tries, previously it always came
>>somewhat close to being pleasingly centered.)
>>
>>Below is the code (which perhaps contains some needless things that
>>I've stuck in there for one reason or another).
>>
>>Thanks again for any help.
>>
>>Richard Benish
>>
>>
>>
>>\documentclass[12pt]{memoir}
>>
>>\usepackage{geometry}
>>
>>\usepackage{graphicx}
>>
>>\usepackage{epstopdf}
>>
>>\usepackage{mathptmx}
>>\usepackage{multicol}
>>
>>\usepackage{pdfpages}
>>
>>\geometry{landscape}
>>
>>\geometry{legalpaper,lmargin=.75in,rmargin=.75in,tmargin=.75in,bmargin=.75in}
>>
>>\begin{document}
>>
>>
>>\setlength{\columnsep}{25pt}
>>
>>\begin{multicols}{3}
>>
>>%Lots of text
>>
>>%\end{multicols}{2}
>>
>>%\end{document}
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>Dear Richard,
>>>
>>>I believe Paulo's suggested options were either/or.
>>>
>>>Are you trying to have a separate pdf file be the first page of
>>>the document?  Then this should work:
>>>
>>>\usepackage{pdfpages}
>>>\begin{document}
>>>\includepdf{titlepage} %<-- name of your pdf to be included
>>>text text text text...
>>>
>>>See the documentation for the pdfpages package to find options for
>>>scaling and other stuff if it's too big.
>>>
>>>The figure environment is for graphics that "float" and are placed
>>>by LaTeX according to an algorithm that decides what looks best.
>>>If you don't want a float, don't use the figure environment (you
>>>see I didn't above).
>>>
>>>I can't quite tell from your original post, but in case you wanted
>>>a big graphic *and* some text on the title page, you can use
>>>something like:
>>>
>>>\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
>>>\usepackage{graphicx}
>>>\begin{document}
>>>\begin{titlepage}
>>>\begin{center}
>>>\includegraphics[height=8in]{titlepage_graphic}
>>>\\
>>>title page text
>>>\end{center}
>>>\end{titlepage}
>>>text text text text ...
>>>
>>>I don't think you *need* to use pdtk here.  If you want to find
>>>out more about it, open a terminal and type
>>>
>>>	pdftk --help
>>>
>>>It often helps if you post a sample of your code so others can
>>>understand exactly what you've tried.
>>>
>>>Good luck!
>>>
>>>--Matthew Leingang
>>>
>>>
>>>On Feb 2, 2008, at 3:39 PM, Richard J Benish wrote:
>>>
>>>>Thank you. Unfortunately, I'm still lost.
>>>>
>>>>find it or figure out how to turn it on. Sorry for my ignorance.
>>>>
>>>>Meanwhile, I've experimented with using the "memoir" document
>>>>class and it gets rid of the first blank page and the mysterious
>>>>numbers -- which was really all I wanted to solve.
>>>>
>>>>But now the figure (which is a pdf of about the same size as a
>>>>page) appears at the end of the document even though the command
>>>>to insert it is immediately after "begin document." I've tried
>>>>the exclamation point after the h (h!) and it still wants to put
>>>>all the text before the figure. Funny how the simplest things can
>>>>sometimes be so difficult!
>>>>
>>>>Any help would be much appreciated.
>>>>
>>>>Richard Benish
>>>>
>>>>>On 2008/02/02, at 16:09, Richard J Benish wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>I'm trying to create a "custom" document (not an article, book,
>>>>>>or thesis, etc.) whose first page would contain a large
>>>>>>graphic. Then a lot of text after that.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>I've found a template that works for most purposes, but it has
>>>>>>a blank first page and mysterious consecutive numbers (not the
>>>>>>same as page number) below the text on each page.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>The blank page appears even when the graphic is the first
>>>>>>command after "begin document."
>>>>>>
>>>>>>I assume this is because of the "documentclass," which is "article."
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Is there a more appropriate document class or template or
>>>>>>customized settings I should use to get rid of the first page
>>>>>>and the mysterious numbers?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Thank you.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Richard Benish
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Sugestions:
>>>>>
>>>>>Is the graphic bigger than the page?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Solutions:
>>>>>
>>>>>Create a pdf page with the graphic and:
>>>>>
>>>>>1) Use the pdfpages package  inside the document.
>>>>>http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/pdfpages/
>>>>>
>>>>>2) Paste  the graphic on the end with pdftk
>>>>>http://www.pdfhacks.com/pdftk/
>>>>>
>>>>>pdftk for 10.3 works well for 10.5 (and for 10.4 I presume)
>>>>>
>>>>>Greetings
>>>>>
>>>>>Paulo Ferreira
>>>>>
>>>
>>>--
>>>Matthew Leingang
>>>Preceptor in Mathematics
>>>Harvard University
>>>
>>>http://www.math.harvard.edu/~leingang/vCard.vcf
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
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>
>--
>Matthew Leingang
>Preceptor in Mathematics
>Harvard University
>
>http://www.math.harvard.edu/~leingang/vCard.vcf
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