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Setting Text on a Path

Using LuaLaTeX, I want to create an effect where text begins as a footnote but curves upward and ends up in front of the body text. Sort of hard to describe, but picture the body text ending ...
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1answer
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A dotted circle: control size of dots and distance between them

My MWE is: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[red,dotted] (0,0) circle (2); \draw[black,thick] (5,0) circle (2); ...
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How to arbitrarily center these drawings?

I have adapted the following to draw lines from the center of a circle out to n equally spaced points on a circle (the n th roots of unity, or the points of an n-gon, or a star graph). I need to be ...
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1answer
93 views

Draw string with linking numbers or no linking number?

How can I use LaTex (p.s. I use Mac OS 10.5.8 with TexShop 2.47) to draw strings with linking numbers or no linking numbers? If any experts know any examples below, please feel free to comment. The ...
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Making this figure in LaTeX

I am trying to generate the following figure in TeX: With coloured squares. What I have did so far is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \centering \fboxsep=10mm ...
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1answer
245 views

How to project a spherical panorama onto the sides of a tikz folding poyhedron?

Amazing how simple one can put text (or anything else) onto the faces of a polyhedron like this calendar. But how can I project a 360° spherical photo onto the sides? I assume one should start with ...
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how to draw the simple geometric figure with arrow shows its width via tex?

Before I ask this question, I have clicked many pages. Unluckily, I have found none. Could someone tell me how to draw the simple geometric figure with arrow via tex? Be grateful so much!
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1answer
395 views

Page header with box sections & page border

So I'm currently working on converting some documents used in our university to use LaTeX, and I'm stuck on a bit of a hangup. I've been able to nail down all the basics, using plotting, etc; but I ...
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1answer
790 views

Why doesn't a 17cm x 25cm picture fit on a 17cm x 25cm page?

Why doesn't this tikz picture fit on the first page of the document? \documentclass{report} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[showframe, centering, text={17cm, 25cm}]{geometry} \begin{document} ...
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1answer
247 views

Align TikZ grid with geometry crop marks

I am drawing a grid on top of the layout defined with geometry. \documentclass[letter]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{ showcrop, paper = a4paper, layout = a5paper, ...
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votes
1answer
503 views

Manipulating isosceles triangle

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgf} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric} \usepgflibrary{decorations.shapes} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.shapes, shapes, fit, arrows, ...
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votes
1answer
437 views

A perpendicular line to a plane in 3D

I have two line segments identified by two end points each. Two line segments are in the same plane and intersecting at a point. I would like to draw a line (normal of the plane) passing through the ...
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Pgfplots gives spurious lines in external mode with geometry

This is not a major problem but all the same I would like to confirm that I am not doing anything wrong. Geometry package with showframe=true option is used to see if all the figures are within the ...
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1answer
730 views

Setting coordinate system for TiKZ picture

I'd like to use TiKZ to generate stand-alone PDF diagrams programatically. I have an application that generates simple geometry of lines and arcs etc and I'd like to create (using e.g. Ruby) TikZ ...
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2answers
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Printing/typesetting two A4 pages from a single-page A3 document in TikZ

I'm currently working on a huge graph using a A3 format, with the landscape option. I don't usually work on A3 pages, but this is not a mistake. I purposefully chose this format because it's made of ...
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1answer
502 views

Visualizing correct page lengths with 'layouts' and 'tikz' packages?

I am currently working on a project with xelatex/fontspec and tikz, and so, this example is basically the same as the one from layouts package reads all length as zero with tikz/fontspec/xelatex?. ...
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3answers
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Fitting page size to a tikz figure

Sometimes I'm using tikz as a plotting tool, without embedding the figure in a document. In this case, I normally, want to include the resulting PDF in a different TeX file (yes I know I could include ...