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How to draw a ``bunch of documents'' icon with Tikz?

I would like to draw something similar to this (see below) with Tikz. Except for the lines and the dog-eared thing. That is, I want to draw three nodes with a layer effect...
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The belt for chain of gears

I want to draw like this Gears I created based on rpapa's codes. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[dvipsnames,svgnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand{\gear}[3]{% \def\modu{#1} ...
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Placing text on face of 3d cube

How simple/hard would it be to add text to the front face (the red colored face in this example) of the cubes found at http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/plane-partition/? I have seen examples like ...
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Undefined control sequence \end{tikzpicture}

Sadly I wasn't able to get the help I needed from this other question with the same problem: Undefined control sequence \draw and \end{tikzpicture} I am using the code presented in this answer: ...
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How to draw a figure with output as input with latex?

I want to draw the exact replica of this figure with latex but I failed to draw the feedback as I want. Thanks for your help. Here is my result and my code. \documentclass[11pt, ...
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Auto label points read from file

My question is the following, I read data from txt file where the data are stored as: North,East 1,5 4,7 a file with code \pgfplotstableread[col sep=comma, header=true {data.csv}\table; \addplot ...
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Branching statement issue (TikZ)

I am using a branching statement in a tikzpicture as presented in the TikZ & PGF Manual (p. 634). Here is a MWE : \documentclass{article} ...
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``squeezed in word'' effect

Is there a way (with tikz) to get an effect like shown in the following image? I.e. what command \inserteffect would yield that effect instead of just inserting in brackets as is the case for the ...
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How can I draw the following plots?

I have two plots. How can I draw them? Thank you
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How to nest a particular grid structure into the node?

I'm trying to achieve the following result with tikz: but I'm not able to structure the nodes like those in figure. The colors and the arrow style are not important. It's just the node inner ...
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Drawing birth and death process diagram with Tikz

I am trying to draw birth and death process diagram under queuing theory with text on top and bottom of the diagram. I am using TikzEdt software. When I compile the code I received an error message ...
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How to draw stacks of blocks in tikz?

I am preparing a presentation on Python Scientific Computing and trying to draw a block diagram showing the software stack that are used in this environment. I came up with a good output, but since I ...
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Data points not shown when using TikZ datavisualization in beamer

When I try to implement the first example of section 75.2 from the TikZ 3.0.0 manual within beamer I don't get any data points. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Hyperlink a rotated nodepart

I would like to have the entire node part a link. But, it seems that once you rotate, hyperref has issues. The reference below say to place the rotated content in the hyperlink, but not sure how to do ...
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Why does Tikz ignore my variable increment?

I am at wits end with a simple problem (I am just learning Tikz). I am trying to use tikzmath to increment a variable. However, the output of my code is 1 every time the loop executes. Here is the ...
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my centering command does not work! why?

I am going to plot a bar histogram using the following command: \documentclass[a4paper]{report}‎ \usepackage{pgfplots}‎ \pgfplotsset{compat=newest}‎ \begin{document}‎ \begin{tikzpicture}‎ \centering‎ ...
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How can I force the pin angle in a TikZ data visualization?

Please note that I am not using the pin option of a node as in How can I force TikZ pin angle? and TikZ node pin angle in 2D plot, but am instead using the pin in data option in a TikZ data ...
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vco lowpass etc. don't work. Circuitikz

How come that circuitikz does not give me the vco I intend to build? See this code: \documentclass[tikz, border=10pt, 12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{circuitikz} \usepackage{verbatim} ...
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How to draw specific shapes for input and output message like Tikz ones?

In an algorithmic representation (i have been helped for that a few months ago, thanks to tex.stackexchange !), I would like to use 2 spécific symbols for input and output data : Here is the actual ...
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How to draw Box UEFA champions league

My source \documentclass{article} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric} \tikzset{add reference/.style={insert path={% coordinate ...
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Why does including brackets in a TikZ datavisualization label give me an error?

My questions concerns the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{datavisualization} \usetikzlibrary{datavisualization.formats.functions} \begin{document} ...
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I need some hints on how to draw this figure

This is the figure I hope to draw in Tikz. I need to draw 4 components. Two Banana-like objects facing each other. Two curves with a certain curvature connecting the two Banana-like objects A ...
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PDF viewer crashes when creating complex picture in Tikz

I've been creating an image using Tikz and everything works fine, however the code is rather long (~270 lines). I'm highlighting this aspect because I think it's the reason why my PDF viewer often ...
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Error in GeoGebra-Generated Tikz Code [on hold]

I used GeoGebra 5.0.0 to draw a diagram consisting of a few points, lines, and circles inverted in a circle (it's called `reflection in a circle' in GeoGebra). I then exported the graphics view to ...
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Split nodes (again)

Using an idea posted here I'd like to draw a graph of vertices and edges using some split circular nodes (and colored differently). Unfortunately the edges are not ending nicely. It would also be ...
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Adding a legend with connector to a picture with overpic and tikz lead to a misspositioning of the bottom left corner of the tikz picture box

I try desperately to make a macro which allows me to simply add a circled number with connector on a figure. To do that, I try to use into the command \put of overpic a tikz function which makes the ...
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Can TikZ be used in a caption block?

I want to get the following effect: I wrote the code show below, but itt cannot be compiled. I don't know what is wrong with it, or how to get the effect of Figure 1. What should I do? ...
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Is it possible to use TikZ shading with XeLaTeX? [duplicate]

When adding the second solution to this answer, I initially tried to compile with XeLaTeX so that I could use fontspec. However, that didn't work, although compiling with LuaLaTeX did. I've now ...
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Coordinate System in Tikz with plottet with one equation

I would like to have this coordinate system (with numbers on the axes): I know how to make it in Tikz; but the numbers on the axes are missing and I would like to add a plot: ...
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Pgfplots Boxplots with a thick line at the mean value

pgfplot produces nice looking plots, that have consistent look and feel. But sometimes you have a good reason to change that look, and I found it tricky to change style of an specific line, circle, ...
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Tikz and ctable incompatibility, gives error when printing

When I print a report I get an error: An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who created the PDF document to correct the problem ...
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linking a dot and a triangle

I am trying to link a triangle and a dot but I couldn't figure it how to do it. here is followed by the image of what I get: \documentclass[border=3mm]{standalone} \usepackage{etex} ...
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rotate around and calc [duplicate]

I found a strange problem in my tikz picture. I use calc library to draw a line, and rotate this line with some angle, but I find I cannot specify its rotate center point. In other words, the rotation ...
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How can I draw the integers with labels?

I want to draw a representation of the integers with numbers below the marks. So far my code is this: \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \x in {-5,-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4,5} ...
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LaTeX figure, how to make it?

I want to draw this figure in LaTeX but I failed. Here is what I get from my code. Could you help me please? There is my code. Thank you. \documentclass[11pt, letterpaper]{article} ...
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How to make the beautiful Thesis Time Schedule in LaTeX? [on hold]

I want to make the Time Schedule in LaTeX but it's not working properly. First I want to make the atleast three rectanuglar boxes and when in TASK row I start writing full picture forward. So need ...
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Batman Equation in LaTeX

Based on the answer from Gonzalo Medina, the Batman Equation in LaTeX is nearly finished. \documentclass[border=10pt, tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \tikzset{ ...
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avoid overlapping between line label and nodes

I'm using tikz to draw a info flow diagram which contains a few long labels. What I get is unacceptably ugly, mainly resulting from various overlapping between labels and shapes. Ideally, I want the ...
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Creating a new command for commutative squares

I'm trying to define a command having as inputs the vertices and arrows of a commutative square. But I'm having problems. Here's the code: \newcommand{\csq}[8]{ \begin{tikzcd} #1 \arrow{r}{#5} ...
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Filling in with pgfplots and draw

I created the following polygon: \tikz \draw[very thick,name path=A] (0,15) to [out=0,in=270] (15,30); \draw[very thick, name path=B] (0,15) to [out=0,in=90] (15,0); \draw[very thick,name path=C] ...
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Drawing a circular arc between two rays

I have two rays drawn with a common endpoint at A. I mark a point 3/7 of the way from A to the end of one of the rays, and label it P. I want to draw a circular arc centered at A through P between ...
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Diagram of a charged particle in motion in an E- and B-field

I need help with some vector in Tikz. I don't know how to put the place the angle between B and v! It should look like this (without the fat yellow q+ bobble): Here is what I have tried: ...
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TikZ draw objects with fields

How can I draw using TikZ (or other libraries) something like this:
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Problem with Tikzpicture and \matrix

I need to write two words in each node for a tikzpicture. The probles is that the words are not displayed correctly [see the code below]: I want to write the two words inside a single node (e.g., ...
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Spiral around cylinder [duplicate]

i want to draw a spiral around cylinder. Can you help me? something like that http://www.unitmath.com/um/p/Examples/GeometricSolids/Spiral.gif Thank you very much.
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pgf/TikZ: environment pgfinterruptclipping?

Is it possible to interrupt clipping? In other words: Does anything similar to the pgfinterruptboundingbox environment exist? I tried it with the pgfinterruptpath environment and am a bit surprised ...
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Static labels on rotating arrows in TikZ

Update after answer: After employing the very helpful answer below, my animation now looks like this, and all labels are "glued" in place. Thank you very much!* Original question: I have the ...
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Draw axis line on top macro does not work with colorbar

I have a macro from here: Force "axis on top" for plotmarks in pgfplots Which allows me to draw the axis line on top of the markers. However, if I use it in conjunction with a colorbar, it ...
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Esperanto flag in Tikz?

I have this code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[html]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolor{verda}{HTML}{009900} \definecolor{blanka}{HTML}{FFFFFF} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Font color is always black in mdframed

When building the MWE below in Linux (Centos, TeXLive 2013, mdframed=1.9b,2013/07/01) I get the expected red text on pale yellow inside red rounded rectangle in the body, and red on full yellow in the ...