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TikZ - Is it possible to draw a line over the whole page [duplicate]

I want to create/draw a front page of a document and therefore I want to draw a line from one corner of the Page to another. Ok in the final version I want to implement some control points. But up ...
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Pgfplots: Transpose headrow as first column in: confusion matrix with colormaps / heatmaps

My question builds on code from this question: original question/answer What I am trying to achieve: I want to use pgfplots to build a table, where the header row is automatically added as first ...
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A drawing for a trigonometric Identity (using the let-in syntax.)

I have the display for showing the identities for the sine and cosine of a difference of two numbers. It is drawn exactly as I want. I want to know why the following two commands do not draw the ...
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TiKz externalization ignoring scale

I want to use a TikZ picture (an Eiffel tower but it does not matter) a lots of times in the same document, but with different sizes and different colors. The first option could have been to define a ...
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Tree diagram with boxes and arrows

Good day everyone here at TeX.SX. I have been troubled with the following task; I need to create some sort of tree diagram that resembles the accompanied image. I am providing a MWE. ...
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Scaling tikz graph when pgfplots is loaded

This question is related to: tikz: Scaling the unscalable — issues with a TikZ graph I'm using the suggested modification from the linked answer to scale tikz graphs. However, I'm also including ...
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Processing list of values in key argument for tikz plot

I want to pass a list of two values as a key argument and be able to access and use them arbitrarily in a command defined by myself. For example I want a command for plotting an arc of a circle with ...
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Tikz, Grid numbering, repeating structures

I am doing this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz,amsmath} \usetikzlibrary{arrows}% \usepackage[np,autolanguage]{numprint} \begin{document} ...
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TikZ: how to draw a diamond child

I neew to draw an "easy" flowchart. I would do that, using che child statement. I've used (as example) an example found here. I've m odified it, that is the code: \documentclass{article} ...
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Customize a section title with Tikz

I am trying to get this kind of result with tikz. However I don' have any idea how to align the text with the bottom of the rectangles or how to anchor the 2nd rectangle with the line of the title ...
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How can you put multicolor backgrounds in a table entry?

I'm wondering if these is a simple way shade an entry in a table with multiple background colors. Image attached shows between 0-3 colors per table item entry.
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How can I add an underbrace in this TikZ picture matrix of maths nodes?

I have the current tikz picture and would like to add a underbrace between the 2nd and 3rd row at the location unidentified by the 2 arrows pointing down. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Replacing a single arrow in TikZ replaces all arrows

How may we replace the right arrow with inclusion arrow while keeping the bottom arrow straight? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix,arrows,decorations.pathmorphing} ...
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How to globally change edge properties using TikZ?

If I want to change all edge properties (to e.g. rounded edges instead of mitered edges) in a tikz picture (picture globally), I can do so as follows: \begin{tikzpicture}[line join=round] This ...
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Beamer, TikZ and step by step colored figure ending in PGF Math Error (divide by 0)

I'm new to TikZ, and I'm trying to "animate" successive reading of values on the curve representing a mathematical function. The point is to achieve step by step visual enhancement to focus the care ...
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Listings and verbatim-like environments in a tikz node using newcommand

I have seen answers to this question floating around but none of them appeared to solve the problem. I want to be able to throw a code block into an already defined tikzpicture. So I attempted to ...
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Getting errors in the “graph” code using tikz

I've copied a code snippet from http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/tkz-berge/ in order to see if I get it to run smoothly. I can not. Below is the snippet I've used: \documentclass[]{article} ...
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How do I trisect an angle using tkz-euclide?

Using the \tkzDefLine[bisector](A,B,C) command in tkz-euclide, you can bisect an angle. How can I cut an angle in three or more equal parts?
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Add plot to node in Tikz matrix

Using the code at the end, I was able to create this image. I would like to add a plot (I'm plotting kernel densities) to each of the nodes on the edge, and move their labels below the plot, ...
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Assistance fixing this drawing of interlocking tori using sketch/tikz

I am trying to draw an interlocking tori like this one: For this I have been looking for the web for similar images and then have tried to modify the code. So far I got to this: def torus { ...
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How to get xstring methods variables work with pgfmacros and vice versa in all situations?

I am trying to draw simple graph with my command: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage{float} \begin{document} \newcommand{\lT}[4]{ \draw[line cap=round, line ...
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Absolute positions of text over a tikz image

I'm trying to create a composite figure in Latex, by layering two images (pngs) on top of each other with a text label added. Sadly, this seem surprisingly difficult to achieve in LaTeX. I tried the ...
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horizontally align group of nodes with respect to coordinate

I have one node (or rather, a coordinate) and a couple of nodes which are aligned in one "row" (via right=of, left=of). They are aligned below each other (via below right=of), \documentclass{article} ...
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Generating sequence of SVG images with Tikz/Beamer

I use Tikz and Beamer a lot when creating slides and I was wondering if there was a simple way of using the same framework to generate a sequence of SVG images (or any other format that could be used ...
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How to draw open-close interval in LaTeX

I am using the following commands to have half-open interval in a real line: \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=7] \draw[->, thick] (-0.1,0) -- (1.7,0); \foreach \x/\xtext in ...
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Tkz-berge graphs, equal arrows with unequal subfigures?

In the following MWE (alas, it is not small): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tkz-berge} \textwidth16cm \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \tikzset{VertexStyle/.style = { shape = circle, ...
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Undefined control sequence error when using tikz-uml package in LaTeX

I am trying to build a simple UML diagram in LaTeX using a tikz-uml package. I am failing when using \umlinherit command. My code and an error message are below, thank you for any ideas! ...
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How to fill a line one-sided using TikZ?

Usually, when drawing a line in TikZ, 'material' is added to both sides of the line to make it visible. Consider the image below (not sketched using TikZ). If I want to draw a black and rather fat ...
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Plot sin(x)/x using TikZ

Something is going wrong here... \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[!h] \centering \resizebox{.5\linewidth}{!}{ ...
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How to translate a figure on a path (rollercoaster)

Is it possible to make something like this: The best thing I could do was this: With this code: \documentclass[symmetric,justified,a4paper]{tufte-book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to multiply string?

\usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xstring} \begin{document} \newcommand{\nG}[3]{ \node[opacity = 0, text opacity = 1, minimum size = 10mm] at (#1, #2){#3}; } \newcommand{\writeSep}[4]{ \foreach \x in ...
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Why does `shape aspect` not work for rectangular TikZ nodes?

The documentation of TikZ seems to indicate that shape aspect is available for all node shapes. However, the command is only available if shapes.geometric is loaded and for some shapes (e.g. diamond). ...
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Tikz-adjust node size according to text length

I want to create a rectangle with Tikz as a background for a text. It will be a headline for my custom titlepage. I created the rectangle node and a node for the text separately. I want to change the ...
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TikZ Text connected with a rectangle

I want to use TikZ to describe/display the user interface of tool. Therefore, I need a text block that is conected to a rectangle with a line (see example below) but I don't know how to connect the ...
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Tikz : compare x^3 and 2^x * x from x = 0 to 10

I'm far from being an expert in TikZ because I just start using it. I would like to be able to plot this comparison of equations: This plot came from the Wolfram Alpha, which is a very good ...
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Overlap texts or pictures at specific positions above an array

I have a frame which contains a piece of code: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Boadilla} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{title} \begin{array}{l} int v \\ v ...
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Tikz picture dissapears when zooming pdf above certain percentage

I want some shaded lines, so, as I didn't find any specific command for this, I'm trying to do it with a very thin rectangle. I compile with pdflatex and zooming the pdf makes the lines, and, ...
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xelatex doesn't work properly with tikz when pgfpage with \pgfpagesuselayout is used!

I'm trying to make a fading background using tikz. It works great with pdflatex, but when I use xelatex it doesn't work properly. As I noticed the problem is because of \pgfpagesuselayout command. I ...
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clickable area shifted when typesetting by xelatex for Clickable Plots

I have the following codes for clickable plots: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{pgfplots.clickable} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \pgfplotsset{yticklabel style={text ...
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Alignment of TikZ Pics in TabularX

What is the easiest way to get that last square aligned the same was as the first two? Do I need to create a \newcolumntype that somehow centers the content both vertically and horizontally? If so, ...
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Slightly move x- or y-axis tick label in pgfplots

In the MWE below, I'd like to move the x-axis labels slightly away from each other horizontally and the y-axis labels slightly away from each other vertically, to avoid overlapping. How can I do this? ...
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Disable Algorithm Key

I guess it is a rather simple question: Is it possible to disable or unselect an algorithm in the graph-drawing library? The reason for this is that I am defining a command that uses the \graph ...
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TikZ matrix angle brackets mis-interpreted [duplicate]

I'm newbie to TikZ. When I use < and > in matrix, they are interpreted to some other symbols. The following code \documentclass[tikz,convert=pdf2svg,multi=false]{standalone} ...
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Odd behavior of tikz in beamer style

I want to create my own beamer style for my presentations, and I follow this link to do so. I change the title page template as following \defbeamertemplate*{title page}{texsx}[1][] { ...
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Tikz animated figure coordinates from a vector

Is there any possibility to take coordinates in an animated Tikz from a vector? For example in the code below which I found at ...
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Pgfmath misbehaving when reading negative values from table in Pgfplots

I am astonished that when I attempt to square a number read from a table with pgfplots, the result has the same sign. Consider this: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Font size in PGFPlots Minipage

I am using this guide to put concorde tsp solver's vector graphics in LaTeX. I want to show 2 images and a description text right next to them, all side-by-side. I am usign the minipage to do so, but ...
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How to avoid double & dotted/dashed lines unexpectedly joins the segments?

As you can notice, the dots of the dotted double line are joined by two very thin lines. Also the dashed-double line joins them automatically. Is there a way out to remove those unions? (I left knots ...
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Option argument for Beamer section slide

I am creating my own Beamer theme with a custom section slide. Ideally I would like the command \frame{\sectionpage} to have an additional, optional argument, that specifies the color of the ...
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Center tikz vertically inside tabular cell

The black tikz boxes/nodes are not vertically aligned inside the cells. Does anyone know how to do it? Thanks in advance, and please ignore irrelevant code, I know it's not very clean or ...