# Tagged Questions

{arrows} is about drawing arrows, usually in {math-mode} or inside {diagrams}.

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### How to create simple causal chains with TikZ

I have a problem trying to create a simple causal chain, as it can be seen on the attached file: List of available TikZ libraries with a short introduction. I'm having two main issues: I would like ...
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### How to draw a double-ended arrow between the numerator and denominator in a frac inside a sqrt, and an arrow labeled by an otimes pointing to that?

Here's what I have, and I've hand drawn what I seeking: I'm after (a) a double-ended arrow with the two ends pointing to the numerator and denominator of a fraction under a square root, and (b) an ...
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### How do I stack more than two arrows in math mode?

The command \rightrightarrows (from amssymb) draws two arrows, one on top of another. How do I get three arrows arranged in a similar fashion? An example of this (and other fancy arrow stackings) ...
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### Getting arrows underneath numbers

I want to draw curved arrows underneath my numbers, does anyone know how to do this? I've tried the command \curvearrowleft but TeX doesn't recognize that line, either because I don't have the package ...
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### Vertical cofibration arrow in xypic

I want to use xypic to make diagrams using vertical cofibration arrows, i.e. ones that look like $\rightarrowtail$. Naively using \ar@{>->} gives an arrow whose tail overlaps with the ...
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### Chemistry Equations

I have the following Chemistry equation: 2LiOH(s) + CO2(g) -> Li2CO3(s) + H2O And I have the following LaTeX code: \ce{2LiOH_{(s)} + CO_{2(g)} -> Li_{2}CO_{3(s)}+ H_{2}O_{(g)}} But I ...
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### Making arrows not touch in TikZ

I'm trying to make a fairly simple diagram using TikZ, along the lines of the following examples: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [->] (0,0) node[anchor=south]{A} -- (1,-2) node[anchor= north]{D}; \draw ...
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### Squiggly arrows in tikz

Is it possible to get a path in tikz that looks like \rightsquigarrow?
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### Tikz - move/reposition arrow decorations (arrowhead length/size)

I'm trying to build a 'dimension line' macro for Tikz: \documentclass{article} % note: with \documentclass{minimal}, this example fails with: % ! Undefined control sequence. % \pgf@lib@dec@computed@...
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### Parallel flowcharts: conjoined nodes, arrow routing and alignment

Transitioning from GraphViz to TikZ is hurting my brain... My task is to generate flowcharts of the following variety: In particular, I need a method to position nodes that share borders (...
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### \rightarrow^* flipped to the left?

Is it possible to create something like $\rightarrow^*$ only flipped to the left? Someone suggested using $\mathbin{{}^*\leftarrow}$ but this still doesn't give me the same spacing.
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### Single arrow with heads on both sides pointing in same direction

Please consider the following example of an arrow I would like to draw in a tikzpicture-environment: My MWE draws a single arrow but only with one head. Does anyone know how I can add a second head ...
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### Proper way to draw a tikz flowchart with arrows pointing back and forth between two nodes

I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I'm having a hard time finding an elegant solution. I have something that "works," but feels wonky. I'm making a presentation in beamer and I want to have ...
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### Curved text (on multiple lines) within curved arrow using tikz

I have a curved arrow and want to put text inside of it (having the same curve as the arrow, of course). If the text is longer than the arrow, the text should be put on multiple lines (optimally with ...
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### Symbol for “rotate around axis”

I have two pictures of an object where I need to indicate that one is rotated by x° (around a certain axis), preferably with the arrow in the picture - BUT - I can't seem to find this arrow in the "...
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### TikZ - “Circled” arrow

In the code below, I would like to add one text inside one "circled" arrow in gray like in the following ugly draw. Screenshot Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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### Merge arrows with TikZ

I am still learning to use TikZ and now I find myself in a tight spot. I want to draw three processes on the lhs and one on the rhs. These processes are represented by a circle. I then want three ...
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### Oxidation/reduction arrows, overhead and below, with oxidation numbers also

I want oxidation/reduction arrows, overhead and below, with oxidation numbers also. Like the one featured in the watermark background on this very page upper left corner. Unfortunately, chemexec ...
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### How do I write above a left-right arrow?

There are a few articles on how to do this for left arrow or right arrow but the method doesn't work for \leftrightarrow. What I want is to write a \longleftrightarrow with “DFT” above it. I've ...
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### Drawing arrow heads without the tails in TikZ?

I have an ellipse in a TikZ diagram and I would like to indicate a direction using an arrow head, but do not wish to draw the path leading up to the arrow head. I currently have \draw[->] (0,2) ...
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### inclusion arrow in TikZ

How can I give shape to some arrow in tikz, to draw the inclusion arrow? I read a similar question How to typeset inclusion arrow? with given answer, but the answer didn't really used tikz and I ...
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### Possible bug with \implies and \Longrightarrow — there's a dot in the middle of it

I'm using TeXShop 2.43 on Mac OSX 10.6.8 and one of the latest LaTeX releases (I ran an update a few weeks back). My long implication arrows have a dot on either the top or bottom line (see attached ...
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### Arrow in text mode

Is there a way to write the equivalent of \rightarrow in text mode? I tried → but it threw an error, and the math arrow complained about bad environment. It doesn't need to be exactly the same arrow,...
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### TikZ: configuring arrow tip appearance not working according to documentation

I'm trying to follow the details outlined in the manual for configuring the appearance of arrow tips. But, I get nothing but errors. I'm trying to get the examples from section 16.3 on Arrow keys to ...
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### Drawing “bus width”-like markers with number on arrows

I'm trying to draw arrows with / marks and numbers like in the following picture: My current solution looks like this: \begin{tikzpicture} [ inverter/.style={rectangle,draw,inner sep=...
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### Double arrow in TikZ?

I'm trying to draw two arrows between nodes as follows: A ------> B <--/--- The arrows should be parallel, in opposite directions but not on top of each other. (I can bend the arrows but ...
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### Drawing a circle around a node that looks like an arrow

So I'm using TikZ, not too well-versed in it, and I would like to draw a node (unlabeled, just a dot) and with a dashed circle around it that has an arrow on it (this indicates direction). Basically ...
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### Use images for drawing an arrow

Is it possible to draw arrows (preferential with TikZ) with two images: One for the line and one for the tip? I would like to realize something like this:
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### How can I tikz the equivalence (i.e. $\Leftrightarrow$) as arrow?

I found in the manual that implies is the right kind of arrow tip, so I tried \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[>=latex] \...
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### How to typeset inclusion arrow?

I would like to know what is the best way to do an inclusion arrow, using xy or tikz. I know that there is a command for an arrow, like \to, for inclusions, but this is not expansible. What do you ...
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### Curved arrow describing a step in a mathematical derivation

Is it possible to achieve something like this in LaTeX? I want a curved arrrow pointing from 1st line to the other line and is coupled with an equation number which indicates the equation used. I ...
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### Adding arrows with values over an expression

I'm trying to add arrows to math expressions (especially within limits) to note that there's a value assigned to certain term when solving a limit. I've come across the cancel package and its command \...
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### “Broken” arrow symbol

In his pretty awesome book “Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry” M. Reid uses (e.g. see page 4) symbol of “broken” arrow (which looks quite a like dash+space+short arrow : “- →”) for partially ...
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### How can I draw those arrows to describe the composition of two functions?

I want to draw something like this with LaTeX. I know how to draw the two straight arrows, but how can I make the bottom shaped arrow?
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### Highlighting equation with arrow

I want to create an equation with highlighting as shown bellow. But using following code: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \...
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### How do I typeset this diagram used to explain folding?

How do I typeset this: (this is an explanation of the folding used in derivation) Edit: Here's a code of the formula and XeLaTeX MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{...
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### Decorate path with arrows at nodes

Standalone example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[black, very thick] plot[smooth] coordinates {(4,1) (2,2) (1,3) (...
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### How to create a zero vector?

$\vec{0}$ and $\overrightarrow{0}$ generate the following: The first arrow is decentered (it assumes an italic font), the second one is clearly too large. How to get an upright version of \vec?
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### LaTeX problem: The \rightleftarrows symbol is too short

The \rightleftarrows symbol is too short horizontally for my liking. My search engine finds no helpful results for "latex longrightleftarrows". Is there some way to extend the symbol horizontally? \...
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### Changing arrowheads size in pgfplots axes

I need to change the default axes arrowheads size of pgfplots when using the option axis lines=center. Following this answer, I tried this code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \...
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### Acronyms with an arrow in front of them

I'm using the acronyms package and I wonder if there's an easy way of marking acronyms as such by putting an arrow in front of them?
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### Is there any difference between \gets and \leftarrow

Similarly, is there any difference between \rightarrow and \to? From what I could see, they are just aliases.
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I want the arrowhead to look more natural as opposed to goofy (which is the present state) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.new, decorations.markings, calc, fadings, ...
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### How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line of a circle and how to position the arrow?

My problem is related to TikZ: How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line?: My Example: I like to have two circles - I want to position the arrow of circle no. 1 at south.south west of circle no. ...
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### TikZ: How to decorate a path with the open diamond arrow tip that “bends” with the path?

I have a curved path that I want to put an open diamond arrow tip on. Here is a MWE with my best attempt: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,decorations.markings} \...
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### How to create a bent arrow at a rectangle corner?

I have created a rectangle and just can't find the solution how to draw a bent arrow from the south side (close to the south east corner) to the east side (also close to the south east corner). \...
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### Connecting tree nodes with double arrows a la chef

I'm trying to draw a tree with double arrows. To that end, I have combined the file system tree from texample.net with the basic idea of double arrows a la chef: \documentclass{standalone} \...