{nodes} is about nodes in {diagrams}.

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Meaning of bend right or left in TikZ?

The following code actually comes from the PGF manual. It works fine, but I have a difficult time in understanding it (I'm new to TikZ) \documentclass{article} % say \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How can I draw a *manual input* and *Multi-document* nodes in a flowchart using TiKz?

I am drawing flowcharts using TiKz. I have found a number of suggestions here and here. However, I have not found code to draw a manual input node (image source) I could eventually figure this out, ...
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Tikz shape similar to rectangle with selective drawing of borders

I am looking for a tikz shape similar to the rectangle shape, but with the possibility of drawing individual borders selectively. Also when used with rounded corners, the corners missing a border ...
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Align text to top left in a TikZ block

I have a TikZ block defined. The text inside it is not getting vertically aligned to the top. The following is the code I am using: \begin{tikzpicture}[node distance = 6cm, auto] \node [block, ...
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Different height in different split parts + arrow positioning

\documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning,shapes.multipart} \begin{document} \tikzset{every loop/.style={min distance=1mm,in=110,out=70,looseness=2}} ...
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Vertical space inside a TikZ node

I am trying to insert some vertical space inside a node (So it will be filled later). \node [draw,rounded corners,minimum height=5cm] (node1) {\underline{Case 1}}; This is giving this: However, ...
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Node colors change after building (texmaker pdf and real pdf looks different)? [closed]

I have tried (my own way) to make the example in the TikZ & PGF Manual for Version 2.10 (p. 68). When I build this code, the pdf-file does not look identical to the PDF viewer in texmaker. What ...
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tikz def node name (or reference) for nodes create using the def

I have the following definition in order to create a node with cylinder shape \def\dnc[#1,#2,#3,#4]#5{ \node[draw, cylinder, alias=cyl, shape border rotate=90, aspect=1.6, % minimum height=25, ...
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TikZ - flowchart nodes alignment

I'm trying to code a flowchart and I'm almost there, but I can't get the nodes properly aligned. Lets say my flowchart has 3 columns: the nodes of the first are ok, but I need the nodes from 2nd and ...
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Drawing with scalable shapes

Prologue: this is not yet-another "how do you scale node shapes?" question, but a follow-up to the usual answers ("you kind of can, but it's awkward, and you probably shouldn't") in a specific ...
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How to clip a rectangle with multiple shapes (circle)?

How to clip a rectangle with multiple shapes (circle)? I need to create a complex venn diagram and need to clip the outer rectangle in a shape that is combined with multiple circle. Not sure how to do ...
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How to change the distance between a pin label and the pin line?

The distance between the pin line and the plot can be changed by inner sep. How to change the distance between the pin label and the pin line? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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How to draw search space tree in a dynamic manner

I am visualising the search space for a set of binary variables. I have done it for three variables before; and now I am extending it to six but seems a tedious work to do. Thus, I am wondering if ...
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Inserting floating text near decision tree arrows

How do I insert Yes and No beside the solid arrows? I tried putting node [near end, right] {Yes} after each node and child declaration but this just messes up the flow of the decision tree. Code ...
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different coordinate frames for anchors and backgroundpath in node shapes?

I want to create a triangle shape for flow diagrams, so far I succeeded but the anchors I have defined are badly placed. This seems to be wired as I have just copied and pasted the code from the ...
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Reusing circuit code with nodes in TikZ

I'm new to TikZ/PGF (a week or so in), and am loving it. I've had good success making figures so far, but have a question about best practices for including multiple copies of a sub-circuit in a ...
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Drawing transitive diagram in Tikz

I am very new to Tikz. How to draw rounded arrows and nodes without rectangular boundary. I want to draw something like this:
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An overview of node positioning?

I've been making tikz pictures for a while now, and there seem to be a number of different ways to position nodes within a diagram. Absolute coordinates, east/west, left/right, the $ $ things, minimum ...
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Scalable node shape size

I can adjust the shape of nodes using commands such as minimum width or inner xsep, but these require explicit units. When I scale the entire figure (\begin{tikzpicture} [scale=0.5]) it does not scale ...
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Change filling of TikZ nodes in repeated picture

A diagram drawn with TikZ is used a couple of times and I defined a command for it. In the first picture I want to mark a subset of the nodes by filling them with light gray, and another subset of ...
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TikZ multiple coordinate frame implementation not working

I'm attempting to use TikZ to draw three different coordinate frames. I have successfully done it already. However, in an attempt to make my code more readable, I tried breaking it down into a more ...
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TikZ: Label nodes on to path

I use the to syntax to set a node in the horizontal middle between to other nodes. My problem is, that a label does not fit well at this middle node. Compare the label of node 2 and node 3 in the ...
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How to align block of nodes horizontally with TikZ

I have this figure with three rows of nodes. I would like to center the first and the third rows by moving the nodes a bit to the right so to make the figure appears more balanced: I tried with ...
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make nodes different sizes in the same image

I want to make all the nodes the same size. But the problem is that some of them have more text in them so they automatically get bigger. Any help would be nice thanks. Code \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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TikZ - use non-Tikz command to layout part of picture

I'm using a package (semantic.sty) that draws something semi-complicated using LaTeX (not TikZ). I would like to draw part of a TikZ picture using the same command, with parts of the TikZ picture ...
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How to align text in TikZ nodes by baseline?

I need to draw a graph where some nodes have the same y-coordinate. I want the text within the nodes on the same y-coordinate to be baseline-aligned. However, the text seems to be aligned by the ...
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Set a tikz node's contents from a style

In tikz, how can I set a node's contents from a style ? For example, instead of writing this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Labelling tikz nodes AND edges

The following is a snippet of the original. It works.., \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} % drawing support \usetikzlibrary{trees,arrows,decorations.markings} ...
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How to make add tick to node in tikz

I'm trying to draw a simple timeline in tikz. Here's what I have: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,bibtotoc]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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How to align a node's text RIGHT, i.e. at the end of the line?

I'm drawing a diagram with nodes and I have to have the inner text of one node at the END of the line, i.e. at the right side, not left, not centered. Unfortunately I didn't find a way nor information ...
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Simple horizontal path

I am trying to create just a simple horizontal arrow (line 1) from Advertiser to Scanner above line 2 in a certain distance. Since too much time I am trying to find out the right grammatics but ...
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Varying edge thickness

A couple of months back, I had asked a question regarding an elegant way of drawing a somewhat sophisticated graph. Thanks to the community I received tremendous help. To avoid repeating the whole ...
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How do I make my path node follow the path from a certain position?

I am trying to make a diagram with a curved arrow and I want its node to follow the arrow from about the "near end" point. I have been googling for hours now and I can't find the way to do it. I've ...
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In tikz is there a way to set a node style to center the center of each node within a given scope

In the following MWE, I know that the commented line works. What I want to know is why the every node/.style approach is not working. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Organigram in Latex. Vertical distance between nodes

I want to draw a organizational structure in form of an organigram. I found this solution and tried to adapt it. The code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Table with TikZ

I should create a table like the one here as example. I think that the best way to do a table like this one is generate some labels and use them to colorize the nodes in order to make it more ...
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Reduce white space above TikZ label

I'm new to TikZ, and have drawn the following picture, \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{trees,arrows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[every ...
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pictograms, Iconography, scalable shapes, custom nodes, shapes [closed]

Hy, I'm building up my own iconography, a set of pictograms that represent ideas so that i can connect them to illustrate more complex systems. I would like some suggestions of which is the best ...
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TikZ: using name intersections to define a node

Two questions: What is going wrong with these nodes that are defined from the intersections? Can this be automated with \foreach syntax to find the other vectors for the 2nd point? I couldn't ...
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Different options for nodes for positive and negative bars in pgfplots

I am having a problem with pgfplots when I want to change options for my nodes. For example if I just want to increase the distance between the bars and the nodes I can use the yshift option and it ...
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Style inheritance in TikZ trees

As I read the rule for style inheritance in a tree (pgfmanual 18.4, page 215), the naked [rect] below should mean that the node labeled "empty" be rectangular. But it's not. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Tikz - how to include symbol in figure title [duplicate]

As part of my Tikz diagram, partly made of small orange squares, I want a title phrase including the orange square at end of it. I must be missing the "node" concept because the code below doesn't ...
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Tikz rectangle split widths

I would like to have a rectangle split in two and have the text width of one side be fixed instead of having the textwidth apply to both sides. I have the following. \tikzstyle{pblock} = [rectangle ...
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change font size in rectangle node but keep node size

I am trying to change the font size in a rectangle node but still have the rectangle a predefined size (the one of t=other rectangles). And also, I would like to left align in some nodes, and have a ...
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TikZ node connection in pgfplots axis

I have functions plotted in separate axis environments (from pgfplots). In each axis I define a node and I would like to connect these nodes. In this MWE it doesn't work: The node connection that ...
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Custom T shape in TikZ

I would to define a new "T" shape (i.e. the red and green shapes in the following image) so that I can then draw with TikZ the diagram below. Unfortunately I cannot figure out how to do. To be ...
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TikZ current page.north west shifted ~4pts?

I'm trying to draw a background grid on a page, but current page.north west is shifted down and to the right ~4pt. Anyone know how I can get the exact north west corner of the page? Here's an ...
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TikZ: using the pos = x in a node

Why doesn't the pos = x option work when the node is used in the plot command? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw plot[domain = 0:2, samples = 100] ({\x}, ...
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How to allow labels' anchors in TikZ to be affected by rotations without rotating the text itself?

I usually write macros when I need to draw many times a kind of figure. In the final document, I call the macro and then I always apply two transformations : a scale transformation to fit in the space ...
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Draw randomized tree in TikZ

I am trying to draw a randomized tree using TikZ, that is, I'm looking for a macro \randtree{NN}{x} that attaches a randomized tree of maximum depth x to a node named NN. The nodes need not be visible ...