part of the tikz/pgf bundle: the decoration libraries define a number of (more or less useful) decorations that can be applied to paths.

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Adding arrows to rectangles in TikZ

Is it possible to decorate rectangles with arrows? I used: \node [draw,rectangle,minimum width=4cm,minimum height=4cm](r){}; But then it is really difficult to line up an edge so that it's level ...
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TikZ decoration to draw a winding or twisting ribbon

I enjoy TikZ styles and decorations a lot, but I still dabble with them. I know how to draw ribbons with a style, if they aren't meant to twist. But I'd like to define a style that has a twist of the ...
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Pgfplots: plot text along function

I want to illustrate a material model, especially the identical loading and unloading path, which are illustrated via arrows that follow the material model in the following picture. I want to put ...
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How can I use a variable from xstring with the text along path decoration from tikz?

Issue How can I get proper text expansion for text=\somevariable in a tikz text decoration. I think I have an expansion problem here. Set \releasedate Extract year from \releasedate in ...
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How can I set the position of text along path in tikz more precisely?

Explanation It seems that nodes can be carefully placed on paths using pos=.25 (i.e. 25% from node BEGIN to node END) when using -- syntax (see Example A). Problem I cannot have the same precision ...
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How to add arrows near the plot path and fill the area under this path?

I'd like to draw a closed plot path filled with pattern and surrounded by arrows: When I used @Jake's solution to add arrows (Decorate a path with little arrows parallel to it) then the pattern ...
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Solved: border decoration produces an additional but displaced arrow tip [closed]

I would like to use decorated paths with arrow heads. But if I use the border decoration, something happens with the arrow tip positioning: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,amsmath, ...
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Fractals in TikZ [closed]

How to draw a shape like below using fractals in tikZ?
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A random, smooth ellipse in TikZ

I've tried to do a random, smooth ellipse in TikZ with decorations and I came up with something similar like this, but the endpoints don't match: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Position arrow decoration by center, not by tip

I have lots of curves, each of which I would like to decorate with an arrow precisely at the centre. Here is a simple attempt to do this with TikZ: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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TikZ crosses-decoration does not work

When trying to compile the examples from the manual like \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing} \begin{document} \tikz \fill ...
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How do I use the `every character` key in tikz decorations?

Assuming I have the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=5cm] \node[draw, rectangle] (a) ...
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\texttt in decoration causes LaTeX to hang

I have the following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{tikzpicture} \path [->,decorate,decoration={raise=-5pt, text ...
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Beamer uncover decoration bug

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \frame{ \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing} \tikzstyle{kringel}=[decoration={random ...
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outline a plotted graph?

To outline a path in white, one usually the draw the path larger and fill it in white, then copies the original path filled in black over it. This is to better separate it from the background. But ...
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draw round/rectangular bracket embracing nodes in tikz

I know how to draw a curly bracket with the following code: \draw[decorate,decoration={brace,amplitude=5},-] (0.8,-0.75) -- (0.8,0.75); But now I want to draw a round bracket, or a rectangular one. ...
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mdframed, TikZ and zigzag decoration [duplicate]

I would like to have a zigzag decoration around a box created with mdframed. Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing} ...
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Rounded corners don't work properly in custom decoration

I want to create some chemical Lewis structures with TikZ - I can't use chemfig for this since I need to draw the atoms according to their coordinates - and need to define some custom bond types, for ...
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tikz: setting up a spring

I am trying to set up a spring command but keep receiving the message: ! Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/pgf/decoration/\pgfkeyscurrentname ' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps ...
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Text decoration below path

This should be very a very simple question. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Curly Brace tikZ [duplicate]

Im trying to force Latex to do a \newline on the text of my curly brace, or it doesn't allow me and the result is the following: As you see, there are some curly braces very close, so the texts ...
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Decorate with text along the perimeter of a circle using TikZ

Using the following code I am trying to visualize nested circles: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,fpu} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} ...
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TikZ decorated paths and fixedpointarithmetic library

Background: I am trying to apply multiple decorations to a path in a TikZ picture. In this particular case, my attempts fail as the maximum dimension PGF can calculate with is exceeded. This is not ...
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tikz, drawing a rectangle with spikes on borders

I would like to draw a scrabble board. On my long journey to do that, I would like to set nodes which I could use around the board. The grid, that I can do. Now I'am looking at coding for "triple word ...
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How to decorate a \pic path?

Consider the following example using the angles library and a pic path to mark an angle: \documentclass[tikz,border=10pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{angles,decorations.markings} \begin{document} ...
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How to fix this problem with tikz knots and decorations?

Using the knots package, which is part of Andrew Stacey's spath3, one can draw beautiful paths that cross each other. However, there are problems when combining it with decorations: ...
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Node at tip/pinch of brace in Tikz

I'm trying to add some explanatory braces in my graphic, and find myself running into some minor difficulties/inconveniences. [Edit]: After being made aware that the main thrust of the question ...
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Tikz, decorations

I use tikz as a general purpose drawing package because of its flexibility etc... I need to draw some Feynman diagrams like these: I tried to draw arc like \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [decorate, ...
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How to improve on this “twolines” decoration?

I'm typesetting an article on graphical calculus in tensor categories in TikZ and I wanted to define a decoration that draws two parallel lines at the same time. Here is my first try: ...
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Drawing circular paths in random locations (TikZ)

How can I draw circular paths as shown below in random locations (randomly spaced in the x and y directions)? MWE: \documentclass[border = 0.12cm,tikz]{standalone} ...
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Decorating a path's edge with a hatch pattern in TikZ

Problem I would like to indicate an infeasible region in one of my pgfplots by manually drawing a path in the canvas. This should be a hatched pattern that is decorated on the path, something like ...
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how to decorate a parametric function drawn with \datavisualization?

I have to plot a few parametric curves like the one on the left below, and I would like to add small arrows to represent the direction of the plot as parameter t increases from 0 to π. I know how to ...
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Controlling the orientation of a Tikz decoration markings arrow?

I thought that my woes in Decoration marking arrow style ignored in custom node shape? were temporarily solved, but alas: if I do a dimension line (A) -- (B), then all is fine; but if I do (B) -- (A), ...
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Decoration marking arrow style ignored in custom node shape?

I have this dimension line macro which I've put together from examples here; and as it should be visible from the MWE (below) output: ... it works just dandy fine when called from "regular" \draw ...
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Workaround for “dimension too large” for short, custom decorated, arcs?

I have already seen Avoiding `Dimension too large' and `ill-formatted floating point' errors in tikz, and probably there is no answer, but let's see... I have this MWE, with a custom ...
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Dashed loop in TikZ

How can I draw a dashed loop in TikZ? I tried \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node (X) [circle, draw] {X}; \draw (X) to [in=60, out=120, dashed, ...
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Special decoration for TikZ pin feature

I try to achieve the curvy pin style I sketched below. It would help to distinguish pin lines from grid and other lines in the diagram. How can I realize a decoration that automatically draws such ...
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“Torn page” decoration for Beamer

I am Basilio, I've been using stackexchange for a while and it's of course really useful. Here's my first question: in the thread Alternatives to the horizontal line in fancyhdr the user Gonzalo ...
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Piecewise styling and decoration of a tikz path?

I have this path, which I would like to style "piecewise" from a single specification, shown on the image below: As the image says, I'd like to decorate segments 2-3 and 5-6, and colorize only 3-4. ...
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One style for one chapter at a time

I saw some of the questions that may not answer my question, this question is more on decoration-like aspect. When reading some (coloured illustrated) textbooks, one may find that the chapters have ...
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Installing pfgornament? [closed]

Note: I have already searched through this site on how to do this but a lot of the things explained make little to no sense to me, I am a novice at this stuff so I was wondering if could get a little ...
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How to get a tangent coordinate system for the decoration of a path?

I want to draw some lines in a tangent coordinate system of the decoration of a path. Especially I want to draw a tangent segment at the end of the decoration with full controll, i.e. with having the ...
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Tikz wave not covering multiple tabular columns

This is a follow-up to my earlier questions here and here. In short, what I want to achieve is an arc over multiple columns, which I am achieving using Tikz. Code is shown below. ...
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shortening of braces (or padding tikz brace decorations)

Feels a bit weird doing this, but I found this unanswered question: PGF and TikZ (mailing list) - shortening of braces, and as I'm interested in the answer, I'll repost: many times i need to give ...
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Problem with pgfornament and vectorian package

When I compile the file \documentclass[12pt,francais]{article} \PassOptionsToPackage{dvipsnames,svgnames}{xcolor} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[francais]{babel} ...
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Decorating a PGFPlots bar graph with Tikz decorations

Update :- This appears to be a problem in which nodes near coords are handled by PGFPlots and incompatibility with Tikz decorations and fading library. I simply commented the nodes near coords line ...
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Drawing a bent path as a loop in tikz

I am drawing an optical experiment that involves making a path take a detour. This is possible with PSTricks, but I haven't found a way to achieve this with TikZ. What I currently have: The ...
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fancyhdr page decorations and page numbering

Hello there are several examples of decorative pages. Most examples work with a single page,when numbering is not necessary. When i try to make for every page. It does not work, or i have problems ...
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Completly draw line with Fast Triangles (TikZ)

Can I use the arrow tip Fast Triangle (page 212 in 3.0.0 manual) for the complete path? (or make it look like this) What I got so far (needs TikZ 3.0.0) \documentclass[margin=5]{standalone} ...
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Unfitting brace decoration in TikZ

I've just created a TikZ image and somehow the delimiter in the right bottom corner is a little bit too wide. The delimiter should be 3 cm wide. Placing its middle at x=6.5 it should end at x=5 and ...