{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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Dependent node size in TikZ

I'm producing some control theory flow sheets in TikZ where I have specified the node box size. Since I'm making a lot of these flow sheets, I have set global styles for them, for instance the box ...
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Jackson structured programming diagram (format a tree diagram)

I'm trying to create a Jackson structured programming diagram. This is basically a simple tree diagram with the exception that boxes can either have a circle (O) or a star (*) in the upper right ...
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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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TikZ: shade also the border of a node

I would like to shade a node and the border of the node. The following code works but I don't like it very much that I have to draw something after the node on the background layer. I would prefer a ...
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Draw additional parallel paths in TikZ

How can parallel lines elegantly be added to an existing path? I am looking for a solution or hint to, how a general style can be made, that works with any path. Example path: ...
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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 detect if option provided via \tikzset

I would like to be able to detect if a particular option has been provided via a \tikzset and issue a message based on that. The MWE yields: But once the conditional works (just a comment for ...
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How do I define tikz styles with a xkeyval command?

I would like to write a command which allows the user to change tikz styles. My code goes like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,xkeyval} \makeatletter \def\DEFstyle{} ...
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TikZ: remove/override auto option (arrow label positioning) from a defined style

I have a defined style which I am applying to many arrows. Most of the time, I want them to have label nodes positioned using auto, but occasionally I do not. Currently, I simply add auto wherever ...
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Problem about pattern and gradient

I draw a graph using the code below . \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{ shapes.geometric, positioning, fit, calc, patterns } \usepackage{tikz} ...
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the problem about putting one picture on the left and another on the right

I wish to put two graph together, one is on the left side, the other is one the right side. I use "minipage". However, using the below code, the first graph is on the top of the second graph. May ...
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Join point by using Tikz in Beamer document class

I know my question is trivial. By the way, I can not show points given by their coordinates with a Bezier curve using Tikz. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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How to draw multiple lines inside the circle

I wish to draw the picture like below, however, I don't know how to add multiple lines in side the circle. This is my code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{ shapes.geometric, ...
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change color of nodes in pgfplots bar plot [closed]

I have a bar plot which print the number next to the bar. The text is however not very well readable due to the color applied to it. Therefore I would like to know how to modify its style. ...
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How can I have smaller font than \tiny? [duplicate]

I'm using tikz for drawing, and the label are to big, I'm using the font=\tiny parameter, but it's still to big. How can I reduce more the font size? \draw [<->,line width=0.02cm] ...
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how to add dotted line and arc line?

I wish to add dotted line connecting two nodes and an arc line as described in the photo. Here is my code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{ shapes.geometric, positioning, ...
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How to adust the location of the inner component in the Outer component constructed by “fit”?

I use "fit" to make two small rectangles inside a bigger rectangle. And then add some words at the top of the bigger one, which causes a large blank space at the bottom of the bigger rectangle as ...
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how to set the size of the star? [duplicate]

I wish to draw the picture described How to add the circle, star inside the diamond? I tried the code: \node[draw, fill, star, star points=6, minimum size=0.1mm,above=of aux, anchor=center]{}; ...
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How to add new line character in the node

I wish to add the new line character in the node, however, I tried several ways, all cannot work. \node[draw, minimum width = 2em, minimum height=1em] (a) {get \\ flight(gf)};
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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 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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Comprehensive list of TikZ style options?

I'm aware that one can use \tikzstyle{every label}=[...] to apply styles to every label within a tikzpicture; or \tikzset{mystyle/.style={...}} to apply style specs to a specific type of node mystyle ...
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Sudoku - Special styles for hints

In the following code, I would like to use one style so as to color background for each hint, and not all the hints, and I would also like to put each single hint in a rounded rectangle. This is to ...
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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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TikZ: Defining and reusing complex objects?

(How) Is it possible to save some complex TikZ objects for reusing them (in the same and in different pictures)? I know it's possible to define own styles, but I'm not sure if it's the right thing ...
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TikZ - Changing the “z-index” of backgrounds

In the following code, I would like to place the backgrounds under the numbers and not the contrary as it is the case actually. Screenshot Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Hyperlinked nodes in TikZ mindmap

I am trying to make a small mindmap such that some of the child nodes are hyperlinked. I tried to follow the advice given here, about the new node style hyperlink node, but the following MWE compiles ...
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Can I mark ends of lines with a cross?

I have the following image: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[pdftex,active,tightpage]{preview} \setlength\PreviewBorder{2mm} \usepackage{tkz-fct} \usetikzlibrary{arrows, ...
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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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How can “execute at begin node” be used with special characters like curly braces? (or: how to raise node content)

I'd like to define the following style: test/.style={ execute at begin node={\raisebox\{-0.2cm\}\{}, execute at end node={\}} } and use it like \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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What's going on with this syntax “somename/.style={…}”

I'm finding the following preference loading syntax popping up a lot in the newer packages: From tikz \tikzset{help lines/.style=very thin} From tcolorbox \tcbset{noparskip/.style={before....}} ...
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Tikz style conflicting with clip command

Below is my example. I'd like to use a global style for all my tikz pictures to set up the line width. It is working well until I use a clip. I guess that it is not possible to pass some style option ...
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Nested node class with pictogram decoration

I'm wondering how can I define custom TikZ node class mynode thats allows my to use following syntax: \node [mynode,fill=yellow!40] {component} \child{ \node [mynode,fill=yellow!40] ...
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TikZ picture shapes

I am very new to the TikZ package, and I need to draw some flow chars by using the following shapes. However I couldn't figure out how to draw the 4th and and 6th ones below. It would be very nice ...
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Tikz: Styling a node to display text on the right of a dot

I am trying to create a LaTeX document using the Tikz library, more particularly an E/R Diagram. I have downloaded the tikz-er2 additional library, but I am having an issue with the display of ...
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How to apply Tikz-styles in a /tabular{} definiton

I'm just starting out with Tikz, and find it amazing - but a bit overwhelming too. So here is an absolute beginners question: I copied this form somebody: % Draw inside tables: % Some options ...
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Commutative diagram using TeX Writer

I bought an ipad app TeX writer and I am wondering if I can draw a commutative diagram. It includes the packages amslatex revtex4-1 IEEEtran babel cyrillic graphicx color xcolr geometry algorithm2e ...
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Creating thicker Tikz mindmap connectors

I'm running MiKTeX 2.9, on a Windows 7 machine. My pdflatex compilation log lists: pgf 2008/01/15 v2.10 (rcs-revision 1.12) I am using TikZ's mindmap library to draw some graphics and I quite ...
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Off page connector using Tikz

I'm creating a flowchart using TikZ. You can see my code so far below. But now I want to create an off page connector: I don't have a clue how to implement this in my \tikzset. Furthermore I ...
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Change style of labels of Tikz nodes of a given style

How can all labels of a given type of node be restyled in Tikz? Imagine that there are nodes of different styles, and that only the nodes of style X should have red labels. Is this possible without ...
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Drawing shapes around Tikz Tree nodes

I have a Tikz tree in my Latex document as follows: % Set the overall layout of the tree \tikzstyle{level 1}=[level distance=4.5cm, sibling distance=6.5cm] \tikzstyle{level 2}=[level distance=4cm, ...
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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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why my pic was changed by un-used tikzstyle

In a joint file, my picture was changed by some un-used global tikzstyle, which is added by other. Here is a minimal example. The output dots become bigger if I un-comment the commented line. ...
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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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Arrow decoration in TIKZ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TikZ: How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line? I'd like to use Tikz for drawing Feynman diagrams. I found an example in TeXample, but it looks inefficient. One ...
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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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TikZ edge thickness causing errors in foreach loop

I'm experiencing some weirdness in making a simple TikZ diagram (a comb-shaped graph with variable number of nodes). The weirdness comes from the style applied to the edge paths. Here's the ...
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pgfplots - axis xmode/ymode in user-defined style

I would like to specify xmode and ymode for the axis with \pgfplotsset (or any other way, so that the mode can be changed by an if statement) The error message which I get is: ! Package pgfplots ...
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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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How can I make the path picture bigger? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I draw a singly/double linked list? I am currently trying to create an image of a linked list like this one: This is my current try: What I miss is the ...