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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Tikz - decorations.markings marks location problem

Why blue and red lines don't fit the black line, and why are they overlap each other ? \documentclass[tikz,margin=5pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} ...
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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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How to correct tikz '\draw' location by hand?

I want to make a brace to the right of two nodes but I don't want it to be attached to but I want some extra space. For the starting location my solution seems to work well but for some reason the ...
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TikZ: How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line?

Like this: .------<------. | | v ^ | | '------>------' I am currently using \begin{scope}[very thick,->] \draw (-4,1)--(-4,0)--(0.1,0); \draw ...
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Drawing a picture in texmaker showing decorations errors

Here is the code that I want to use in Tex Maker. \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgf} \usetikzlibrary{decorations} ...
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enumeration lists with special decorations

Within an enumerated list, I would like some "meta"-level annotations: Mark a single, specific item in boldface, or another colour, or have an arrow point at it from the left margin, or surround it ...
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Additional parallel paths and “shorten”

A while ago, I have stumbled upon a very nice solution for parallel paths drawn with TikZ, which can be found here: Draw additional parallel paths in TikZ. However, when trying to use this for my ...
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TikZ: correct position for arrowhead when using partway modifiers

My question is a more complicated case of this one. I am trying to make the arrowhead of an arrow decorated with snake be well-centered, but using the solution suggested in the other question causes ...
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How to get decoration text to be right side up instead of upside down

I am drawing arrows in a block diagram and using decorations.text to label them. Arrows going left to right are fine: the labels are upright. But arrows going right to left are appearing upside down. ...
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Chapter title with decorative separator [duplicate]

Where can I find the decorative separator pictured here? I want to add it to the (nearly complete) chapter title below. Note: the program I use (Latexian) has the most common packages installed, ...
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Package for certificates

Since LaTeX can produce outstanding typesetting results and excellent graphics design, I began to wonder if it can recreate certificates. With so many packages and styles out there does anyone know if ...
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drawing snake decoration in a box tikz

I am trying to draw some snake decorations in a box using tikz library but couldn't achieve what I want. Why there is mis-alignment between the actual markings and the snakes. I am using the following ...
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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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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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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 path decorated with coil or snake

A recurrent question on the forum is... How to draw a decorated path without a straight segment at the end? Usually the path described are straight lines (See post1, post2 or post3), but there are ...
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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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Frame for pieces of algorithms

I would like to put frames around pieces of algorithms like in the following picture. If the background of the rectangle can be changed, it would be nice. Here is the LaTeX code used for the ...
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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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Fiber-Optic-Style decoration

It would be nice to have a decoration style that reproduces the sign of an optic fiber. In this way, when drawing optic schemes it would be really easy to indicate that a fiber (drawn as a line with ...
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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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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. % ...
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Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]

Submission Deadline and Voting are over, thank you for participating! Results Academic Gonzalo Medina – 31 Andy – 19 cmhughes – 11 mbork – 6 Other Yiannis Lazarides – 38 szantaii – 20 Ant – ...
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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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Trying to do graphical decorations in “ClassicThesis style”

Is there a way to obtain an effect like the page below? The gray tones of the effect in the page below are uniforms but I would have different tones among the various shapes. The main gray tone should ...
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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 ...