{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pgfplots - ugly marks when using dotted or dashed line [duplicate]

Recently I spotted that applying the option dashed or dotted to a plot results in having ugly / distorted marks or marks with dots (when applying dotted) around them. Here is a MWE: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do you draw this prism in tikz/pstricks

The numbers are in Persian (side SB=6 and angle SBA=60 degrees).
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defining Style of flowchart tikz

I have been trying to define styles to make a good block flowchart in TikZ package, but I'm not very good at it, could you make one with a combination of blue, cyan and green? I need to describe the ...
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When to use TikZ styles?

I planned to illustrate how a quadtree data structure I'm using is implemented, showing all internal pointers and arrays. The image will look something like this: (Here, if a pointer points at the ...
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Custom sibling angle for child nodes

As I explored the TikZ manual and available examples; the position of child nodes are defined within the parent node. This means that all child nodes spread on the same radius from the parent with ...
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How do I make a path with a custom head in tikz?

I want to make a half circle border, as an arrow head in a tikz diagram. Does anyone have an idea how to make this style?
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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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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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How to share selected options between different nodes in TikZ?

(I didn't find a better title for the question. Suggestions are welcomed.) I have created some new shapes in TikZ and I would like to put one of them below another one when a certain key is passed to ...
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What is the correct way to pass array elements to TikZ styles?

I'm trying to use styles to generate TikZ figures that have repeated, regularly spaced elements by looping through an array, but am perplexed by the results I'm getting. For example, if I define the ...
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Cross-reference of custom environments created with environ and TikZ package

Problem: I want to create an environment named Example, and the environment has a counter (number within chapter). I want to refer to the counter for illustration just as the table, figure and ...
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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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TikZ: posticipate execution of type /.code key

I'm trying to create some TikZ keys which allows to easily draw distributed loads on a mechanical structure (or truss). The code I wrote at the moment is: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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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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How can I complete this graph?

I am trying to draw a histogram graph using simple tikz codes. Here is my code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots, pgfplotstable} ...
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how to draw the complex work flow using tikz 2.0

I wish to draw a complex work flow using tikz 2.0 because I tried to update the tikz to 2.1, there are many problems. The work work flow is described as follows: I have tried to draw it by locating ...
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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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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 ...