{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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Don't do any fills in TikZ

I have a macro that will draw several things in a TikZ picture using some styles I defined, which include fills: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \tikzset{% mystyle1/.style={fill=red,font={\...
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Restoring previous value of PGF/TikZ key?

How does one restore the previous value of a PGF/TikZ key? For example, I would like to set the inner sep of a matrix to 0em but set the inner sep of nodes within the matrix to be the value that ...
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TikZ decoration to draw a winding or twisting ribbon

I enjoy TikZ styles and decorations a lot, but I still dabble with them. I know how to draw ribbons with a style, if they aren't meant to twist. But I'd like to define a style that has a twist of the ...
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Setting weekend background color

I'm making a calendar in LaTeX with tikz-pgf and I would like to set to gray the background color for the weekend. In the examples I found on the Internet and in the documentation, I can see how to ...
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Different arrow line styes and different row sizes in tikzpicture

I am using tikzpicture environment, together with \matrix command to draw a diagram. I have two questions: Can I use different arrow line styles in the same matrix? For instance, the matrix called m,...
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Correct use of arguments pattern in pgfkeys/append after command in tikz?

I could not find many examples for the correct use of arguments patterns in pgfkes, but I was able to come up with the following: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \tikzset{dimen/.style={&...
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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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Removing bounding box of text node (tikz)

When I added some text into my Tikz figure, it also hows the bounding box how can I get rid of it. (I took the example from: TikZ Adding Text) Here is what I've got: \begin{figure} \begin{...
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Allignment of Tikz tree levels

I want to reproduce the following figure. And got the following figure with the code given below: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows, shapes, trees, positioning} ...
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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 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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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: 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 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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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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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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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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Command to set cycle list position?

Is there a command to (re)set the starting point of a cycle list? What I am using now is the cycle list shift command but I end up doing some time consuming calculations and my code is oftenless ...
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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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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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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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Help required to understand tikz code?

Following is the code that was posted for my question How to show path gains in block diagrams drawn in tikz environment? It is giving me the desired output. But my problem is that I don't understand ...
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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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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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Beamer annotated tables

I am trying to include some boxes around numbers in a table. I am using the method exactly described on the answer to question below: Beamer, annotated tables using Tikzmark The issue is that the ...
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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)]{ \node[shape=circle,fill,...
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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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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: \begin{tikzpicture}[/...
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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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Understanding tikz inheritance with the positioning library

I have trouble understanding the tikz inheritance model while using the positioning library. Consider the following example: \documentclass[]{scrbook} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \...
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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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Why `fill` covers `append after command` elements?

Next code is just a little example to describe the problem. I would like to add some elements (lines or text) inside a node and I would like to do it through node's .style. I've tried with append ...
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Scale dash pattern with line width

I would like to have dash patterns which scale proportionally to the active line width like shown in the following example: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \newdimen\gpdashlength \begin{document} \...
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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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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} \usepackage{...
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Drawing SQL tables

I'd like to draw SQL tables, some example content and relations between the id's. Output should be something like below, without the contents. Could you help me with a head start here? Is there any ...
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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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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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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 ...