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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Wedged/tapering paths in TikZ

Initial question Is there an easy way to vary the thickness of a path along its length to create a wedge (for instance, to create a stereochemical cue)? e.g. cis-cyclohexane-1,2-diol, drawn in ...
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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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Small text near arrow tips

How can I add some tiny text near arrow tips? Details I have an automaton like Now I want each edge to have the usual arrow tip, and close to the tip additionally a tiny text $\tau$. How can I ...
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How to insert math with curly brackets into tikz decoration text along path?

I was going to write along an arc some math expression with curly brackets. Somehow the following snippet causes pdflatex to freeze. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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multi-line text for brace decoration in tikz

I'm trying to make a time-line with events by means of tikZ. Everything is going fine, I found (here) some nice examples and explanations but... I do a brace decoration for my time-line which has long ...
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Problem with decorations in a small TikZ picture

When working on yesterday's update on my answer to the december challenge (a dcorated tree), I encountered a problem: if I choose the picture's dimensions to small, then it fails with Dimension ...
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Placing long table inside \shadowbox

I have a multi-page table produced by long table package and I want to put each page of the longtable inside \shadowbox. Here is what I have tried: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancybox} ...
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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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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 ...