{tikz-styles} are predefined sets of options that organize how graphics elements are drawn. It is thus possible to program specific styles and reuse the styles on different objects. The {tikz-styles} tag can be used in parallel with {tikz-pgf}.

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How to shade mindmap concepts?

I tried to add a shade on my mindmap's concepts with \begin{tikzpicture}[mindmap, text=white, every concept/.append style={circle,shading=ball, ball color=black!20!white!20}] but the problem is ...
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drawing a plane and orthonormal system using tikz

I want to draw the following image and i face problems especially in the plane on the left : \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[thick,->] (52,0) -- ...
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Double style and double colour line in tikz

in my document i have a lot of lines like this: I usually do this with a code like this: \begin{tikzpicture}[node distance = 5cm] \node (a) {}; \node (b) [right of=a] {}; \draw[red] (a) -- (b); ...
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Why doesn't “double” work in the options list of a scope?

An example document: \documentclass[convert={size=320}]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{scope}[line width = 2pt, red] \foreach \x in {1, 2, 3, ...
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How can I add nodes through a TikZ style?

Consider a small example below. I'd like to automate the addition of the label-node along the edge through the use of styles. I've tried the naïve solution of just adding such a necessary node ...
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TikZ Tree Rectangle around nodes

below you can see my code of a tree besides a table. Now I would like to insert some rectangles and ellipses around the nodes. Can someone show me how I can do this. I tried it but it did not work. ...
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Is it possible to derive a new style from an existing style?

Is there a convention in TikZ for defining a new style as an extension of an existing style? As it stands, I can do: a/.style = { black, very thin } Then I could extend this style locally ...
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Is there a better way to display this information? [closed]

I have drawn this picture in tikz. Is there a more visually pleasing and intuitively appealing way of displaying this information? I feel what I have drawn is dull and boring. I have to include more ...
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Macros/encapsulation in TIKZ

I'm considering starting to use TIKZ, and trying to figure out if it will do what I want, and how. I have a large document with many pictures of Bezier curves. For each of these, I'd like to draw the ...
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How to create following block diagram structure in LaTeX

How can i create this kind of connected and cascading block diagram in Latex?
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Creating stacked shapes for tikzstyle with

I'm working on a diagram, and I'm exploring TikZ for doing it. I searched, and looks like there is no easy way of doing diagrams, like pgfplots for plotting. So, I need to create some special node ...
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To make one environment flow into another without empty space

I have this design at the moment. However, when you have many of those, they distract much. I propose to have Answer just on the same line with Question like Question 41 Lorem ipsun. Answer 38 ...
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In tikz is there a way to set a node style to center the center of each node within a given scope

In the following MWE, I know that the commented line works. What I want to know is why the every node/.style approach is not working. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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drawing an orthonormal frame with semi circles

Hi, I have a problem in drawing this frame, and with colors, especially using tikz programs or the hobby the program don't compile with hobby. Can anyone help me in drawing this pic? thank you. i ...
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Drawing a circle with an angle using TikZ

I'm trying to re-create this picture using TikZ: I, however, have a very limited understanding of TikZ, and, despite trying to learn how to draw this for an hour or so, have gotten nowhere on my ...
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comma in node name [TikZ]

In my database some objects have name in A,B format, i.e there is comma in between. I wanted to do something like this \node (A,B) {Comma}; \node (x) {normal}; \draw (A,B) -- (x); However, this is ...
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Tikz: question about arrow tips color and width of paths

Why 4-6, 4-7, 7-5 get these colorings? More precisely, what is the difference between [draw=green, fill=green] to [color=green]? Why the 4-5 arc has a slightly bigger width that 7-6? You can see a ...
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How to globally tikzset styles

I would like to set a tikzstyle from within a tabular environment, and use it after the table. Adding the usual \global seems to have no effect. The MWE below produces: but I want the last line ...
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exam class : question with circles of same size

Using code mentioned below : i'm able to circle question numbers : \documentclass{exam} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand*\circled[1]{\tikz[baseline=(char.base)]{ ...
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Extract x, y coordinate of an arbitrary point on curve in TikZ

We have very nice Extract x, y coordinate of an arbitrary point in TikZ \documentclass{article} %\url{http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/33703/86} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} ...
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How to fill an area with fading color?

I want to fill an area on a x--y plane with fading color, but have no idea how to do it. I know how to fill shapes with color, but not how to do it when the area is not a well defined shape. Let me ...
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how can I create keys such as “column … to …” for a TikZ matrix

I have a node style I would like to apply to many (but not all) the cells/columns/rows of a matrix of nodes. Currently, for every column or cell that I want the style to apply to, I declare the style ...
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Tikz: Text along top and bottom of arrow path

How can I add text to both the top and bottom of a path? My commutative diagram below is 90% complete. I would, however, like text={${gKer({\varphi}){\mapsto}{\varphi(G)}}$} following the path below ...
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How to draw the structure with rectangles inside

I wish to draw the flow like in the picture using the code below, however, I found it is very hard to locate the rectangles by using Coordinate. Is there any better way to do this? Here is the code ...
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Define a color in a tikz style

How do I do a definecolor in a /.style? \pgfkeys{/IMMstyle/.style={ inputnode/.style={shape=ellipse,draw,inner sep=2pt,minimum size=5.0mm}, \definecolor{dpred}{rgb}{0.50,0.35,0} ...
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Is there something like \providetikzstyle similar to \providecommand?

I have standalone figures that I include in my document. These figures use statements like \providecommand{\HypotenuseLabel}{$h$} which allows the figure to have a default label, and which can be over ...
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How can I make Beamer overlays with TikZ node attributes?

As a follow-up question to Tikz animated figure in Beamer, how can I animate a particular attribute of a node? MWE \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{graphs} \tikzset{ node ...
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TikZ Self Loops Style Question

I have a question on how to "style" the self loops in my diagram. Here is my preamble: \documentclass[letterpaper]{tufte-handout} % Additional LaTeX Packages \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Create a coordinate node at each point of a path

How can I create a TikZ/pgf-style that will put a coordinate, which should be named automatically, at each point of a path? So the following code \draw[put coordinates](0,0)--(3,2)--(4,7)--(-2,1); ...
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How to control text margin in TikZ shapes

When using different shapes from TikZ library, they have different inner padding for text. Thus, for similar text, we will have nodes (shapes) with different sizes. Then, the child nodes will not be ...
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Change filling of TikZ nodes in repeated picture

A diagram drawn with TikZ is used a couple of times and I defined a command for it. In the first picture I want to mark a subset of the nodes by filling them with light gray, and another subset of ...
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tikz complex mindmap of all disciplines and subdisciplines of knowledge

just started using LaTex yesterday and I am stuck on my very ambitious diagram of all disciplines of knowledge. Problems (some simple, some probably more complicated): change the page size to even ...
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Snake line with an arrowhead in the middle

in my code i need to draw some Feynmann diagrams with several lines like this one: To draw this image, i usually use this code: \tikzset{White/.style={ draw=white, postaction={decorate}, ...
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Overlay LaTeX/TeX coding easily on PDF with 300 pages

I've been looking for a way to overlay TeX/LaTeX i.e maths language etc (everything LaTeX is designed for) onto a background document containing 310 pages combined together in a PDF file. So far I ...
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Determining tikz drawing style, depending on the values of two nested loop iterators

So the question is a tikz one! Assume that you are drawing things inside two nested foreach loops in tikz, and the iterator variables are \x and \y. What I'd like to obtain is to be able to specify a ...
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How to get an arc to sit exactly on a circle?

I have created the following figure: With this segment: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{parskip} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath} \usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor} ...
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How can I calculate within style values?

Is it possible to calculate (addition etc.) in style values? I wanted to do the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning,fit,chains} ...
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TiKZ and color filling with word spacing on multiple lines

I am attempting to make a figure in TikZ which I want to look like this: I have been able to come up with something close in TikZ, but I would really like to have the above figure instead of my ...
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Page numbering in the middle of a line

How can I set up a document to write the page numbering in the middle of a line? Through fancy pagestyle I've got a situation like the following one: --------------------- % this is a line after the ...
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how to decrease the size of a node and a label - tikz package

i trying to draw an automata using tikz package, and i want to decrease the size of node and labels on each edge , im have trying to put the option [scale=0.5] but it doesn't work ! I have : ...
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Bend arrow decorations in Tikz

This is a follow-up to my recent question Half arrows in graph using TikZ. \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{matrix,arrows,arrows.meta,bending,decorations.pathreplacing, ...
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How does the angle key from arrows.meta TikZ library work?

The title says it all. How does angle=<angle>:<first dimen> <second dimen> works. More exactly, what do the first length and the second length mean? \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} ...
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Keeping the same style inside a scaled plot

I have a graph with three different curves, two of which are very small compared to the other. I therefore decided to add a magnification of such curves inside my graph, in the following way: ...
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Drawing a Zero Pole plot

I'm trying to draw a zero-pole plot for use with some filter design. Since i couldn't find any standard way to go about this, I tried using the polar library of PGFPlots. I'm having some trouble, ...
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why does latex report errors when using styles in a tikz pgf picture?

I get three errors when attempting to build the following example (with the tikzpicture taken from the tikz pgf manual). Why does this happen, and what am I doing wrong? \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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tikz: Better raised text effect

If you look carefully at the raised text in this image, you can see that it has two drop shadows: as well as the black one to the southeast of the text, there is a white one to the northwest. I know ...
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How to decorate a node with additional paths?

I want to add styles to my nodes that draw additional paths inside of the node. For example (without proper placement of nodes) \node[draw,circle,lVert] {}; \node[draw,circle,lHor] {}; ...
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Tikz Nodes Positions and Shapes with a General Number of Nodes

My purpose is rather simple: use tikzpictures to draw tables of numbers, where the numbers are drawn inside colored boxes with fancy shapes, with different shapes and colors for different numbers. ...
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Nested styles in TikZ

I have: \pgfkeys{/TransformerNetwork/.style={ transformer/.style 2 args={draw, cylinder, gray!80, rotate=90, minimum height=#1, minimum width=#2}, }} And then: ...
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Can't find the documentation for \tikzstyle or `+=` operator in tikz

I've noticed in a number of examples that the following is occasionally used when working with tikz: \tikzstyle{every picture}+=[remember picture] When I search the documentation I can't find ...