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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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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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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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: 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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?

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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Modify TikZ coil decoration

Can I modify the existing tikz coil decoration, so that the downstrokes are not drawn in a certain interval, to produce a picture like this? Edit: Previous attempts, code and MWE has been moved to ...
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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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Faded or blurred lines

My question was inspired by Rotate fading in tikz where the inquiror is drawing laser beams that shall look somewhat blurred not as lines but as boxes with a fading. The problem with this approach is ...
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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 ...
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Avoiding `Dimension too large' and `ill-formatted floating point' errors in tikz

I am attempting to draw some pictures using tikz, with the decorations library, and am encountering a `Dimension too large' error. I have read the 20+ other questions/answers about this error, and ...
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How does \pgfdecoratedpathlength work?

I am trying to understand how it works the decoration pgf module, in order to solve the unanswered question Fiber-Optic-Style decoration. I am having an hard time with some macros, for example ...