[Tex/LaTex] Include a PDF and ignore page margins

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I am writing a document using pdfLaTeX for college, and I have been supplied with a title page I need to use.

I have altered the \maketitle command:

\usepackage{pdfpages}
\renewcommand\maketitle{
  \includepdf{title.pdf}
}

It does what it is supposed to do, but there's one problem: LaTeX seems to add a margin to the bottom/right of the page, so that the top/left part of the title page does not fit on the page.

To illustrate: on the left is what I want (the blue part being the contents of title.pdf), on the right is what I'm getting.

On the left is what I need, on the right is what I have.

Does anybody know what I might be doing wrong?

Best Answer

The \begin{picture}(0,0) means the whole construct takes up no space as far as TeX is concerned, change the (10,10) coordinates to move the insert to an arbitrary position on the page, whatever looks right.

It appears that \includepdf doesn't like picture mode. Not sure why. The standard \includegraphics works though.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{graphicx}


\renewcommand\maketitle{%
  \begin{picture}(0,0)\put(10,10){\includegraphics{title.pdf}}\end{picture}%
   \clearpage
}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\end{document}

original version:

\usepackage{pdfpages}

...

\renewcommand\maketitle{%
  \begin{picture}(0,0)\put(10,10){\includepdf{title.pdf}}\end{picture}%
   \clearpage
}
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