{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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Should \tikzset or \tikzstyle be used to define TikZ styles?

The PGF/TikZ manual states in section 12.4 Using Graphic Options, page 120 (v2.10), that TikZ styles can be set using: \tikzset{my style/.style={<tikz options>},...} However, in several ...
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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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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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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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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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How to create a ball shading and to customize 3D lighting manually?

TikZ shading=ball will create a perfect 3D ball perspective, but it has no option to change the lighting angle, the contract, radius of light, etc (or I am not aware of). I tried to create a 3D ball ...
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DIN conform arrowheads and hatching in TikZ?

I'm curious how the following simple figure can be recreated with all its characteristics, i.e the DIN correct arrow tips and the hatched areas. I'm very aware of various packages for tikz, where you ...
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How to plot a graph from its adjacency matrix and coordinates of vertices?

A similar question is here. If we give all the data of the vertices's coordinates and the graph's adjacency matrix, how to plot it with tikz, pstrick or other tool in tex? here are the data of ...
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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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tikzpicture in node of another tikzpicture: how to screen of from inheriting style?

I wish to create tikzpicture environments inside a node of another tikzpicture. The problem I encouter is that styles are inherited by the inner tikzpicture. How can I screen of the inner tikzpicture ...
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Arguments for TikZ style

Motivation To put arrows inside of a TikZ path I have defined myself a TikZ style arrow inside. To make it even more portable I want it to take arguments like this \draw[arrow inside={pos = 0.1, end ...
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How to plot blurred curves with PGFPlots?

I'm trying to replicate the following plot with PGFPlots: In this answer, the author plays with opacity when drawing overlapping ellipses. Is it possible to use similar code with arbitrary curves? ...
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How to decrease the size of single node in mindmap?

In tikz's mindmap, I want to change the concept size for individual parents or children (not the entire system). It is simply possible to increase the size of a child node, by introducing minimum size ...
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Is it possible to reuse tcolorbox definitions in another tcolorbox definition?

TiKZ allows to define a .style which can be later be used in another one: \tikzset{ first/.style={rectangle, draw}, second/.style={first, inner sep=2mm} } any change in first is ...
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How to set default style for arrow tips in TikZ?

I am creating multiple TikZ pictures within one document and would like to set the default style of arrow heads for all the pictures to the latex style, i.e. like -latex does, so that I don't have to ...
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TikZ -The pretty boxes to frame the theorems-lemma-proposition-etc

I came across a website which provides examples of pretty boxes to frame theorems in LaTeX with extension bioboite and not with TikZ. Here is code with: \documentclass{article} ...
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Inserting text inside an arrow in Tikz

I want to draw an arrow between two nodes (a) and (b), and write text inside the arrow. How can I modify this command to control the size of the arrow head and insert the text? \draw[->, ...
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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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Tikz: adjusting pin anchor

Old title: Pgf .style args: optional named arguments with defaults I was looking for a possibility to adjust the anchor of the text of a pin. Tikz does not allow this out of the box. This question ...
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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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Expansion in forest

I am trying to expand a macro as part of a style within a forest tree. Here's an MWE: \documentclass[tikz,border=5pt]{standalone} \usepackage{forest,ifthen} \begin{document} \bracketset{action ...
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How can I draw arrows within a listing to explain positional association?

I need nice drawing in lstlisting C/C++ code. I'm trying to make something like this This is what i have made so far \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{listingsutf8} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Choosing styles conditionally in TikZ

I want to create a series of images that visualise a recursion tree as walked on by an algorithm. That means that different styles are applied to nodes depending on the step the algorithm is in, such ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Triple lines in TikZ

I need to be able to draw tripled paths in TikZ. I guess this could be done by some clever style which draws a big doubled path to get the outer curves correct, then uses some clever post-action ...
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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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How to plot a graph from its adjacency matrix (coordinates manually specified)? [duplicate]

For example, I want to plot a graph whose adjacency matrix is [0,1,0;1,0,1;0,1,0]. I first plot three points labeled by p1,p2,p3, and link the points p1,p2, p2,p3. For a general case, how to link the ...
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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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Arguments of tikzset inside a beamer document

I am trying to use tikzset with an argument in a beamer document, and I am having an error I do not understand. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{My try} ...
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Tikz: Node instead of newcommand: Making custom nodes

How do I make a special node out of the command \innblock? \documentclass[tikz,border=5]{standalone} \makeatletter \newcommand\getwidthofnode[2]{% \pgfextractx{#1}{\pgfpointanchor{#2}{east}}% ...
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Notes on Sentences

I have a sentence like this "पठ् + अ + ति" and I want to add some notes like shown in the attached image. Is there a package for such things or I need to work with Tikz. Any reference material or ...
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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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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 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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Including TikZ file: the key '/tikz/cap' requires a value

I'm trying to include a file with a specific shape (cup) into another TikZ image, in order to use the cup as a "stamp" to draw more complex figure. The file is located in ...
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Creating “cylinder with bottom” node shape in TikZ/PGF

How to create custom TikZ node "cylinder with bottom", where hidden line in cylinder bottom is shown using dashed line. Something like the following creation, except node center should be in the ...
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Annotate the table row highlighted by Tikzmark in Beamer

Here is my situation: I am using \tikzmarkin to highlight relevant rows of a results table in my Beamer slide deck. I want to put annotations to the right of the row highlight, so that hypothesis ...
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How to modify just some nodes' styles in chemfig

In the following molecular drawing, I want to only circle the rightmost OH of the first molecule and the leftmost H of the second, to show that they are the ones that are involved in the formation of ...
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TikZ mdframed environment: close box at end of page and continue on next

I used the Excursus environment as a template to create my own box like this: \usepackage[style=1,leftmargin=0pt,rightmargin=0pt,framemethod=TikZ]{mdframed} \newenvironment{boxtype1}{% ...
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Representing general transformations on a 3D grid using TikZ

I have a cuboid made from unit squares which in 2D looks like the following: Considering a 3D version of this (i.e. a cuboid). I wanted to use Tikz to demonstrate some of the possible deformations ...
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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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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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Tikz \draw as part of style (Drawing something inside each node of certain type)

I'm currently learning how to use Tikz and was looking into drawing automata (specifically Simulink-like state models). Currently, I'm making a style that should reduce my efforts to a minimum when ...
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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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problems with ellipse TikZ

I'm working on a mac, I use the package TikZ and it works. But I have problems when I want use ellipse or diamond ex : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Modify Fancy Chapter Heading to show Chapter Name

In the code given below, I wanted to have the chapter names show up instead of the numbers just for the first two chapters. This code is building from the code found here. I am writing a "Problem" ...