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Multiple tikzpictures in a standalone document

I have a standalone document of the form: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} %\documentclass{article} %\usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \newcommand{\tikzmark}[2]{\tikz[remember picture, ...
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Weird blank space when drawing standalone tikz

I am drawing an tikz picture using standalone class, but there is weird blank space on the left side. My code is \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{kerkis} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Placing text, includegraphics or a table above and below Tikz picture in standalone

The documents I am working with produce very large Tikz pictures (using Forest package) that span multiple horizontal and vertical pages in PDF. These pictures need to have titles, compbined of text, ...
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\newcommands in the \standalone file not recognized in the main file

Few \newcommands defined in my standalone .tex file containing tikz figure is not recognized in the main beamer .tex file. Please point out what extra lines should I write to make it work. Here is ...
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Combining beamer, tikz, externalize and standalone

I've read a bunch of questions and answers on these topics as well as the documentation of the external library for tikz. I suspect I fundamentally misunderstand what I'm doing. I have a mindmap ...
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Why do I get white space at the bottom of my diagram?

I have this code : \documentclass[tikz}]{standalone} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Why does this Tikz tower look OK standalone but not when included as a figure in article?

I built two towers in Tikz. Because the document they will be included in takes a while to compile and because my Tikz skills are somewhat limited (so I need to compile often to check if I've done ...
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How to crop my page to the size of tikz graph

I want to crop the page to exactly fit the tikz graph in it. When i used standalone document class, all the page content became on one line. Here is my code \documentclass{standalone} ...
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How to generate a series of \paused stand-alone TikZ images?

I've built a beamer presentation in which a TikZ graph is built up sequentially using \pause. Example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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Can the standalone document type be made compatible with tikzexternalize?

Code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[circle,draw] at (2, 3) {}; \end{tikzpicture} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Consistent font size when using standalone TikZ pictures in a beamer presentation

I want to include a TikZ picture in a beamer presentation using the standalone package and I want a consistant size of the text in the picture and the rest of the frame. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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best practice to include (standalone precompiled) graphics

General understanding I know that several people have asked about how to include plots and graphics (created by tikz and pstricks) into a latex document. What is the best way to include Matlab ...
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TikZ 3.0.0 (release) produces strange shadings if used with XeLaTeX and standalone

I would like to use shadings in my TikZ graphics together with the standalone package and XeLaTeX, but for some reason it is broken if I try with the new 3.0.0 release (download here). Any other ...
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How to center a tikz figure in a beamer frame

I was told to use the standalone package, which I use, but it does not seem to center the figure. What options to do I miss? Concretely, here is the main file: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How do I use QTikZ on a standalone file

My file is quite simple, e.g., \documentclass{article} \usepackage[landscape]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (-1.5,0) -- (1.5,0); \draw (0,-1.5) -- ...
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How to scale a tikzpicture in an external file for a beamer slide?

I have this tikz diagram in a separate document. I use the standalone package to include it into my presentation. However, I experience several problems: Setting the included picture size Scaling ...
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! Package pgfkeys Error | compiling a standalone picture as \includestandalone{fig}

I have two tikz pictures in external files (fig1.tex and fig2.tex): fig1.tex \documentclass[a4paper,class=minimal,border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{plotmarks} ...
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How to align standalone TikZ pictures horizontally?

Today I discovered the existence of this wonderful package called "standalone". I really love it because I have a lot of pictures in Tikz code and some of them have a very long code and it's very ...
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TikZ, standalone and circuite.ee.IEC, strange bounding box

I'm using standalone to create PDF output of a tikzpicture. But I run into a problem when I use the circuit library. Here's a mwe that shows that simply adding the line ...
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Why does standalone not detect the TikZ crop correctly?

This small example \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{xltxtra,textcomp,graphicx,color,tikz} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \clip (0,0) rectangle ...
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Newpage between tikzpictures

I'm trying to draw in tikz. The aim is to create a document with a first page with the title and other infos. Each of the other page is a wiremap a of type of cable. I use python to generate the tex ...
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A question on tikz/pgf externalization, standalone, and includeonly for compiling large document

I have a goal to build an efficient compiling environment to build large documents. The requirements are these: Use tikz/pgf to draw many figures; Use \includeonly to build only a portion of the ...
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Problems with \pgfplotstableread and relative paths

I have this folder structure in my project: main.tex mystyle.sty tex mytex.tex img myimg.tex dat mydat.dat And the following files: main.tex: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{mystyle} ...
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1answer
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I am having an issue with an included standalone TikZ picture

I am not sure if code will do much good here. I have included many standalone TikZ pictures but this pictures is the only one to act differently. Here is the picture in compiled from the standalone ...
3
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1answer
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TikZ: compiling a standalone picture

I am not sure if this is recreate-able through a MWE. Whenever I compile a standalone TikZ picture, it compiles all my standalone figures in the same folder. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and Emacs with ...
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Compiling a main document with many TikZ subfiles efficiently

What would be the most efficient way to compile a document of the article class with many TikZ subfiles? In the main document, I have added \usepackage{standalone} and then \includestandalone for the ...
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Why doesn't standalone accept my build={} package option?

I frequently use standalone to incorporate tikz images in my documents. I have some really large tikz plots which I would like to include in my beamer presentation, but I am getting "Tex capacity ...
5
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1answer
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Legend position in standalone pgfplot moves when plot is used in document

The following mwe shows that the legend position in a pgfplot changes when the standalone version is scaled in a document that includes it. Standalone: From driver: (I changed the sizes to ...
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1answer
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Shifted hyperlink with includestandalone

I have a problem with includestandalone and a tikz-grafic with a hyperref. My MWE: I define a image as picture.tex: %Save as picture.tex \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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How to prevent unwanted cropping in a tikz picture? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a series of engineering drawings with TikZ for an industrial catalogue. I would like to get only the drawings. The following MWE crops the bottom of the picture, and I would like ...
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Text decoration is trimmed off with standalone package

I am decorating an arc with text as shown in this MWE using the standalone class: \documentclass[10pt,class=article]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} ...
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How to eliminate spacing in tikzpicture?

It seems that, when using Tikz, nodes and/or the tikzpicture environment add space around a drawing. An example is shown in the following MWE, where a simple square is drawn three times. First it is ...
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Problem in cropping the document in standalone package [duplicate]

I am trying to use standalone package along with tikzpicture. The resulting document is not cropped properly although I used the class option of crop=true. Could someone help me? Here is the code I ...
5
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standalone: varwidth option limits output width?

It seems, that the varwidth option for the standalone class limits the output width. The problem is produced in the following example: \documentclass[10pt,crop,varwidth]{standalone} ...
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Latex Standalone always rebuilds / apostroph in filename?

I have started toying around with Martin Scharrer's standalone package because tikz external does not work with todonotes and I feel that the workflow for standalone makes more sense as far as I have ...
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tikz picture inside a tabular environment

Why does the following code fail to compile? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \tikzset{every path/.style={line width=0.66em}} \begin{tabular}{ll} $<$ 1 hour & \tikz \draw ...
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How to make a smarter cropping with standalone or preview packages?

The arrow tail at the bottom left corner is not properly cropped. \documentclass[tikz,border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=3,line width=3pt] ...
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1answer
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preview and standalone crop too much of tikz picture

When I try to fit the page size to my tikz image, too much is cropped. No matter whether I use \documentclass{standalone}, \documentclass[preview=true]{standalone} or ...
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Problem with preview package (and standalone class) with tikz

I updated MacTeX recently with TeX Live Manager and I installed the last tikz/pgf CVS (02/12/2011) and I got a problem with the standalone class. The size of the picture seems fine but nothing is ...
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1answer
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gnuplot true standalone

Finally I have decided to go PDF. I can add pictures without EPS wrapper, and do drawings with TikZ - life is good :o) But how do I use gnuplot? For consistency I would like to use the tikz terminal, ...
5
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1answer
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Why does tikz neither draw nor externalize my picture?

I'm trying to generate a gif from a tikz picture, using tikz's external library. Ultimately, my plan is to Convert a picture to gif write a node style that converts the nodes' coordinates to pixel ...
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1answer
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TikZ to non-PDF

How do I tell TikZ to output to a standalone image file? Like JPG, PNG, etc? Yes, there is a way to output it to PDF, then do a snapshot. But this is for mathematical-visual comparisons, and I need ...