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In tikz, a rectangle split node is split horizontally. According to a comment by Mark Wibrow on 2008-04-21, it is possible to create rectangle nodes that are split vertically. However, I can't find how to do that in the tikz manual or in the online examples. Does sm here know how to do this?

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According to the TikZ manual (version 2.10, section 48.6. Page 451, but see the example on page 450) the boolean option rectangle split horizontal will toggle this. Do you have this (the current) version of TikZ?

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This worked, thanks. Turns out that I was looking at an older version of the manual, because googling for "tikz manual" shows a link for version 1.18. – dimvar Jan 8 '11 at 2:53

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