# over/underbrace joins in timeline vertical nodes? [closed]

I'm trying to implement some basic \overbrace and \underbrace symbols to the nodes of the vertical line in the timeline of this script. Can someone please help? Getting nowhere.

The tikzpicture is wedged into line I am typing normal LaTeX on with \put due to the whole page having an overpic.

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}

\usepackage[percent]{overpic}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{snakes}
\begin{document}
\put(12,46){\begin{tikzpicture}[snake=zigzag, line before snake = 5mm, line after snake = 5mm]
\draw (0,0) -- (10,0);
\draw[decoration] (2,0) -- (7,0);
\foreach \x in {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7}
\draw (\x cm,3pt) -- (\x cm,-3pt);
\draw (0,0) node[below=3pt] {$0$} node[above=3pt] {};
\draw (1,0) node[below=3pt] {$1$} node[above=3pt] {};
\draw (2,0) node[below=3pt] {$2$} node[above=3pt] {};
\draw (3,0) node[below=3pt] {$5$} node[above=3pt] {};
\draw (4,0) node[below=3pt] {$6$} node[above=3pt] {};
\draw (5,0) node[below=5pt] {$n$} node[above=3pt] {};
\end{tikzpicture}}
\end{document}

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 \draw [ thick, decoration={ brace, mirror, raise=0.5cm }, decorate ] (wall1.east) -- (mass) will this work in there somewhere changing wall.east and mass obviously – john Sep 4 '11 at 23:13 Welcome to TeX.sx! A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, then they are marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). For inline code, you can use backticks. – Alan Munn Sep 4 '11 at 23:13 I have been looking rather stupid whenever I post my code here, I dont understand what you mean actually. Does that work in this comment section to? – john Sep 4 '11 at 23:16 you can only use backticks for code inside comments (since comments are supposed to be small.) The backtick is the '`' character. I'm not sure which other part of the comment you don't understand. If you are entering a question, you should see a bunch of little icons above the input area (including one that is '{}'). If you select your code, and click on that icon, it will automatically indent each line by 4 spaces for you. – Alan Munn Sep 4 '11 at 23:17 oh I see, but i can only do that at the beginning of my post? anyway , I replaced wall.east and mass (tex.stackexchange.com/questions/25531/adding-underbrace-in-tikz) with 02,0 and 7,0 worked a charm...how do i do overbrace though – john Sep 4 '11 at 23:21