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LaTeX Cookbook by Stefan Kottwitz

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Adding a background image

We can add background graphics, such as watermarks, pre-designed letter-heads, or photos to any LaTeX document. This recipe will demonstrate how.

How to do it...

We will use the background package. In this recipe, you can use any LaTeX document. You may also start with the article class and add some dummy text. The code bundle for the book contains full examples. You can download it at http://latex-cookbook.net.

You just need to insert some commands into your document preamble, which means between the \documentclass{…} and \begin{document} commands. It would do the following:

  • Load the background package
  • Set up the background using the command \backgroundsetup, with options

Here we go:

  1. Load the background package:
    \usepackage{background} ...

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