On Tue, Nov 16 2010, Peter Davis wrote:

> Is there a way to place a box at some specified x and y position on the
> page, and then typeset one or more paragraphs of text into the box?  I guess
> I'm thinking of something like LaTeX's minipage, but with the ability to
> specify absolute coordinates, rather than just position relative to the
> current baseline.

Layers or overlays are certainly the right method. But there is also the
\position macro:

\setuppositioning[state=overlay, unit=cm, xoffset=0.5\textwidth,
\input tufte
\input tufte
\input tufte
\input tufte
\input tufte

Cheers, Peter

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