# Change node distance for particular nodes

How do you change the node distance to the left for a

 \node[state]         (q4) [below left of=q3] {$homing$};


Ok, it's a little bit on the left, but I want it to move it more to the left. How can I do that ?

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Using the positioning library you can use \node[below left = -1cm of q3] {$homing$}; –  percusse Mar 19 '12 at 22:44

You can use xshift:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[state/.style={draw=red,ultra thick,rectangle,rounded corners}]

\node[state] (q3)  {$test$};
\node[state] (q4) [below left of=q3] {$homing$};
\node[state] (q5) [below left of=q3,xshift=-2cm] {$homing1$};

\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


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Great ! thx for your answer ! –  Matthieu Riegler Mar 19 '12 at 22:50