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I have the following piece of code

[mainbullet/.style={rectangle, minimum size=0.3cm,draw=orange!100, fill=orange!100,thick}, %
maintitle/.style={rectangle,opacity= 0.5}, %
date/.style={black, opacity=0.5}]
\node[mainbullet] (experiencebullet) at (0,-23) {}; %
\node[maintitle](experiencetitle)[right =10mm of experiencebullet]{Experience};
\node(experiencedesc1)[below= 5mm of experiencetitle] {Experience};
\node[date](date1)[left=15mm of experiencedesc1]{1999-2000};}

I would like the experiencetitle and the experiencebullet to be aligned on their baseline. The code shown hereabove seems to align them based on the rectangle center (the experiencebullet node) rather than its baseline and I do not understand why.

Could someone give me a hint about where I am mistaking ?

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Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – Jubobs May 7 '13 at 8:34
Thanks for the tips and the link. I'll make that in the future. – FenryrMKIII May 8 '13 at 11:03
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Is this what you want?

    [mainbullet/.style={rectangle, minimum size=0.3cm, draw=orange!100, fill=orange!100, thick},
    maintitle/.style={rectangle, opacity=0.5}]
    \node[mainbullet] (experiencebullet) at (0, -23) {};
    \node[maintitle] (experiencetitle) [right=10mm of experiencebullet.south east, anchor=base west] {Experience};

    \draw (experiencebullet.south east) -- +(10mm, 0);

enter image description here

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