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tikzipicture have different arrow tip colors in pdf output and dvi output

i have the following mwe \documentclass[tikz,border=4pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[->,>=angle 45,scale=3,ultra thick] \draw[help lines] ...
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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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Clustered Stacked bar Chart Overlapping Labels

I have following code by which I generate the following graph \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xcolor} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,automata,calc,shapes, ...
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drawing lines using polar axis coordinate system in pgfplots

I would like to draw arrows with polar axis notation in a pgfplots figure that has Cartesian axes with the draw command: \draw[->] (polar axis cs:radius=1, angle=30) -- (polar axis cs:radius=2, ...
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TikZ: scaling the tikz picture environment

If I scale the TikZ picture environment, everything should scale by a factor of x correct? If that is the case, why would some code not scale or scale incorrectly when it is in the environment? For ...
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How to fit dot graph with dot2tex(i)

Currently I used the dot -Tpng to include graphs in my LaTeX document. However it produced sometimes suboptimal graphics I wanted to look into dot2tex(i). The problem I encountered is that previously ...
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Specify positions for top/bottom in Beamer vertical shading

MWE \documentclass{beamer} % Yes, this is a poster, if that matters in the slightest %\usepackage[orientation=portrait,size=a0]{beamerposter} \mode<presentation>{} ...
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Scale TikZ nodes and shapes for a given canvas size

I have the following code to produce an hexagon coverage area: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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How to position vertically more letters according to alphabetical order in the margin of the page?

The original question with accepted answers shows how to set a letter to the margin of the page and position it vertically according to alphabetical order. There appears two issues that I need to ...
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Problem with `in` (to path) angle when negative scale factor are applied

Trying to convert a coment into a complete answer for How do determine the arrow form in Tikz I think that my solution there worked by chance and that MWijnand found a wrong behavior in to path ...
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How to name nodes in TiKZ matrix of nodes after their contents

Sometimes I prefer to use a matrix of nodes for positioning nodes instead of positioning library, but using it nodes are named with matrix-row-column syntax. This method has one advantage, I don't ...
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Solids of revolution using tikz or pgf

I've been looking here on TEX Stackexchange for a solution to create Solids of Revolution but I could'n find anything. The analysis that I make on this problem is, first, draw a 2-D graph, second, ...
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Why this loop with “evaluate” does not work?

\documentclass[margin=5pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \x [evaluate=\x as \name using \x*20] in{0,0.05,0.1,0.15,...,5} ...
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Grouping bins in bar charts?

I have below bar-chart. I want to group the bars together by color. It makes no sense to compare the bins directly, but only the values with the same color directly. Is there a way to create two ...
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Why isn't pgf honouring my font selections for matplotlib-generated graphics?

I wanted to use a euro symbol in my axis descriptions for matplotlib plots saved as pgf files with the pgf backend. When I use the following code: import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as mplot ...
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How do I add some “texture” to a tikz fill?

I want to create something like this: By filling a rectangle. NOTE: Ignore the borders of the image, I just want to give that texture to a tikz rectangle.
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How to use tikz with memoir

I have used the following code after suggestion from an answer here. \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{tikzcd}[column sep=1.2em] 0 \arrow[r] ...
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! Dimension too large in pgf

I have no familiarity with TEX, PGF, etc -- but somebody was kind enough to offer me code to produce something I'd like to use. Unfortunately, I get a Dimension too large error when I run the ...
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Indentation inside tcolorbox

I have a environment solution created with xparse and tcolorbox. I do not understand why package \usepackage{indentfirst} does not work inside solution. \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{xparse} ...
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Problem filling rectangle with a TikZ pattern

I am trying to add a pattern-striped background to a rectangle, but the PDF generated with PDFLatex produces a couple of completely black rectangles instead of the ones filled in with the pattern. The ...
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Adjusting Text Vertical Space between lines in Tikz

I have this flowchart and the preamble is set to add a vertical space between lines and when I compiled this flowchart it follwed the preamble i guess. how can I adjust the vertical spaces of lines ...
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How to make a function inside the tikzpicture behave like outside

I have a makro which generates a structure(rule) and a reference to that structure. It does not behave when inside a tikzpicture. How to make the function robust to reference the structure even when ...
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Adding prefix to TikZ node and coordinate names

This question is somewhat related to my search for a good practice to include TikZ stuff in my documents. Suppose a document (book) with a lot of formulas and equations which you have decorated with ...
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tikz-3dplot, geodesics and adressing endpoints in polar coordinates

I am trying to draw geodesics on a sphere. While many approaches, like for example this one, i am more interested in another way. If i specify two points, say qand p on the Sphere, i would like to ...
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Verbatim and Bacground&TikZ compatibility problems

If to compile below MWE, you'll get next error: According the error message, the problem is tikz and calc library package, which looks like links with background package. Also, you will not find ...
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Controlling delimiters in matrices typeset with TiKZ

This question is directly related to Loop Space user's answer to question Broken matrix - gaps in brackets, in which an alternative TiKZ method to amsmath matrix typesetting is provided. The ...
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TikZ ER-Diagram double edge looks ugly

Drawing an ER-Diagram in TikZ and using double edges results in ugly connections of those edges into the nodes. What can be done to connect those edges nicely to other nodes? \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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How do get Tikz arrows.meta working with Ubuntu and TexLive

The Tikz arrows.meta package does not work on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. When I attempt to compile a Latex file with \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} I get the error ! I can't find file ...
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Set tikz font type like text

I have the problem that my labels from lines as from the axis are in a different font as my text. How can I set the tikz font to a similar one as the text? I have the following example: ...
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My Markov-Chain Graph is not shown in the right place

This is my Graph: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \tikzsetnextfilename{kalman} \begin{tikzpicture}[->,>=stealth',shorten >=1pt,auto,node ...
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Raising a matrix of math nodes in tikz

I'm drawing a series of diagrams with many parallel edges, which I typeset with many instances of paths, yshifted as necessary. I'd like to use the same code for all diagrams, but some of them ...
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Tikz Sphere without using Shade

I am using following graphic in my beamer slides I use evince pdf viewer and I find that the pdf displays very slowly. When I click for next page, it appears around 15-20 seconds later. I have a ...
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How can I make concentric circles as grid for a polar plane?

But I need to delimitate the circles for x, y in [-2,6]. \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[yellow!10, fill=hkvbluelogo!5](-2, -2) rectangle (6, 6); \foreach \s in {0, 1, 2} { \draw [lightgray] (0,0) circle ...
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Question on compiling pgfplot/tikz figures through latex+dvips+ps2pdf

I have a lot of problems when compiling pgfplots/tikz figures through the latex+dvips+ps2pdf chain. I can successfully compile the same set of pgfplots/tikz figures through pdflatex. The reason that I ...
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How to scale hatch in tikz figure in LaTeX?

I have ellipses with hatch. I want to use lines or bricks hatch but more rare than default. I can change spread between lines in this way Custom and built in TikZ fill patterns. It worked, but it's ...
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Arrow head at end of spiral curve

Folks, Here is my MWE. I need to draw a spiral for trigonometry more than one revolution. How to place an arrow head on the spiral where it meets the terminal end? \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1.5, ...
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Beamer Handouts: 4 on 1 w/ adjusted positions, but page numbering incorrect

I need to make Beamer handouts (either 4 on 1 or 8 on 1). Below is my MWE. I think the usual 4 on 1 has too much space between slides, with the slides too close to the margins (printing the handouts ...
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lyx with background won't load unless I type \newpage after the text

I try to write a document with a background in lyx, I made sure it works on Texmaker, on Texmaker it needed to be built a couple of times and then it got it right but when I try to preview or export ...
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How to add vertical and horizontal lines to ybar figure and defining colors for bars?

I'm trying to reproduce a figure from a paper so it would be in line with the visual style of my paper. The figure I'm trying to reproduce is Since originally posting I've found a way to define ...
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Externalised pgfplots figure.eps gets rotated 180 degrees

I am externalizing some plots by pgfplots in .eps format by using these two sizes case1: width=0.55\textwidth height=0.40\textwidth case2: width=0.6\textwidth height=0.45\textwidth which give a ...
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How do I get a straight line in \begin{tikzpicture}[decoration=Koch snowflake]?

The following code \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.fractals} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=3,decoration=Koch snowflake] ...
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beamer: make a picture stay in the foreground

I am trying to write some style file for a poster framework, we can use. The header is almost ready: \setbeamertemplate{headline} { \begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=15cm]{headline} ...
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Solid of revolution about arbitrary axis

I'd like to rotate the region between y=cos(x) and y=x^2 - 0.25*pi^2 about the line x=pi. How to do this? So far I have only managed to rotate around the x-axis: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} ...
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Custom tikz pattern: hatchangle

In PSTricks there exist the fillstyles vlines, hlines, crosshatch which have counterparts in tikz patterns library. However, in PSTricks they can be modified by following options: hatchwidth, ...
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Why is there a compilation error? - moderntimeline

I am using article class to prepare my CV. When I went through this, I found that moderntimeline package can be used only with moderncv. So I took only the TikZ code answered by Jake.But I get ...
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Generating On-Shell Diagrams

There is a paper called "Scattering Amplitudes and the Positive Grassmannian", and they have diagrams that they call "On-Shell Diagrams". (See pg. 10 of http://arxiv.org/pdf/1212.5605v2.pdf). I am ...
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callout with multiple pointers, how to design it

I know, that this question was asked more than year ago (see here), but given answer is limited to callouts without border line. Is there a way to improve there given answer with callout shape with ...
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Tikz: Drawing lines with \draw[opacity = 0] produces .dvi files in which the lines are visible

Here's my MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{tikzpicture} % Bounding box coordinates \coordinate (q) at (1, 0); ...
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Location and size of pgf plot axis in a tikzpicture - with tikz positioning library?

This could be a second part to Positioning pgfplots axis in tikzpicture , I guess ; consider the following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} ...