# How to customize a tikz picture

How to remove the rectange who surrounds the A character and to draw that char vertically, please ?

\documentclass[]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{fit,calc,positioning,decorations.pathreplacing,matrix}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[decoration={brace}][scale=2]
\node [draw] (A) {A};
\node [fit=(A)] (fit) {};
\draw [decorate,line width=1pt]
([yshift=-5pt]fit.south west) -- ([yshift=5pt]fit.north west);
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


Thanks a lot!

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What do you mean by "draw that char vertically,". Do something like \node [scale=2] (A) {A};. – Harish Kumar May 18 '14 at 1:11
@HarishKumar, to draw it translated by 90° . – dgs May 18 '14 at 1:16
You want to rotate the brace too? – Harish Kumar May 18 '14 at 1:17
Don't say draw if you don't want it to draw the node i.e. a box around it. Just say e.g. \node (A) {A};. Do you mean you want the A horizontally? – cfr May 18 '14 at 1:17

To suppress the rectangle, delete the draw option; to rotate the node contents, use the rotate=<angle> option:

\documentclass[]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{fit,calc,positioning,decorations.pathreplacing,matrix}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[decoration={brace},scale=2]
\node [rotate=90] (A) {A};
\node [fit=(A)] (fit) {};
\draw [decorate,line width=1pt]
([yshift=-5pt]fit.south west) -- ([yshift=5pt]fit.north west);
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


As in your other question, it's still not clear to me why you use the fit node and the remarks I made about using two optional arguments and the scale option.

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