[OS X TeX] Adding text, etc. to figures... why don't we just do it like this...

Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD joseph.slater at wright.edu
Sun Feb 22 08:11:07 EST 2009

On Feb 22, 2009, at 5:18 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> On  21 Feb, 2009, at 07:57, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:
>
>> I used to be a big fan of psfrag before pdtex. pdftricks, etc.,
>> isn't quite as convenient (I might have the names wrong). I had to
>> get something done quickly the other day and put $k_1$ on a figure,
>> and simply did the following.
>>
>> \includegraphics[]{fig.jpg}\hspace*{-2.4in}\raisebox{1.2in}{$k_1$}
>
> I didn't see a mention of it, so let me tell you that what I've been
> using is the old'' (1997) but amazingly robust overpic package. If
> you want to see the one page manual (yes, *one* page),
>
> /usr/local//texlive/2008/texmf-dist/doc/latex/overpic
>
>  texdoc overpic '' doesn't work, because the 28kB picture it uses
> for the example is gzipped (remember: 1997). So you might want to
> copy the above overpic directory (36kB) to your desktop and typeset
> it there. It will only take you a minute to decide if you care to
> use the package.
>
> I've been using overpic not only in the figure environment, but also
> in the wrapfigure (wrapfig.sty) and SCfigure (sidecap.sty)
> environments.

Thanks, I'll take a look.
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