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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How to put a star (or other symbol) in sections that are “special” (difficult, optional, etc)?

I'm currently writing a book, and I'd like some of the sections to be clearly marked as "difficult" or "optional". Not only sections, but also exercises (I'm using the exercise package) and theorems ...
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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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How to put a mark on an arc (tikz,decoration)

I have a problem with this code : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[decoration={markings, mark = at position .5 ...
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TiKZ decoration doesn't work

I am trying to get TikZ decorations to work, but so far without success. In this minimal example, I am trying to compile an example found in pgfmanual.pdf in section 20.2: \documentclass{article} ...
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Draw the discontinuity symbol with tikz

Is there an easy way to draw the discontinuity symbol with tikz? It is the symbol shown at the y axis in the following picture (taken from the pgfplots documentation. I can always draw it manually ...
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Big Decorative Quotes

I want to make some definition in my thesis very clear, by putting it in its own line, with stylish, decorative (or whatever you call it) quotes. How can I do that in Latex?
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Decorative hook or symbol before chapter (or section) title

I'm writing my PhD thesis in latex and learned a lot from this forum. However, I could not find an answer to the question how do I put an decorative hook before the chapter title. I think that it ...
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Looking for TikZ flourishes and vignettes

I'm a sucker for the fancy section markers (commonly called vignettes or ornaments). For an example, look at the beautiful symbol beneath the {TeX} logo on this site, or this flourish below ...
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Persistent random steps decorations during beamer \uncover

I'm using a random steps decoration with a path that appears through several uncover transitions. Currently the decoration is redrawn in each instance of the slide. How can I change this behavior. ...
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Use TikZ decoration in a scope

Rather than define a single decorator for all lines at the tikzpicture level, I'd like to use scopes to selectively apply certain decorations to certain parts of my drawing. As a minimal example: ...
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End of paragraph with ornament

How to make a line with ornament like one below {TEX} logo on this site? What is specific term for it?
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How can I put a coloured outline around fraction lines?

I use the contour package to put thick white outlines around labels in graphs, so they remain readable above the grid lines without taking up too much space. Unfortunately, the package is not able to ...
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Controlling the amplitude of the snake function in TikZ

I have been using TikZ with some success, but I can't figure out why the following code doesn't produce anything: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing} ...
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Placement of arrowtips with TikZ’s markings

With the decoration library it is possible to place arrow tips at arbitrary positions along a path. TikZ places the front end of the arrow at the specified position, which is often exactly what one ...
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TikZ: multiple decorations on a path.

I would like to draw a squiggly line with an arrow somewhere in the middle of it. TikZ has a pathmorphing decoration that draws a squiggly line and a markings decoration to place an arrow tip. So a ...
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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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Totally sweet horizontal rules in LaTeX

I have been trying to find a way to easily drop a nice horizontal rule into a LaTeX document. \hline just makes a line across the page. It would seem that some package must provide something that is ...