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I am the author of TeX Tutorials on Youtube.

I am a linguist, lecturer and documentation specialist.

I use

  • Xelatex because of the unicode support.
  • OS X
  • Linux Mint

I am a supporter of up-votes for good questions (not just good answers).

My favorite package is tikz (and tikz-qtree).


Dec
16
comment What best combination of fonts for Serif, Sans, and Mono do you recommend?
Very nice. I cited your answer here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/218193/13552
Dec
5
comment How can I put a minipage that fits to the actual line width inside of a TikZ Node?
One more question since you obviously know what you're doing...is the 20pt subtraction from line width due to the innersep=10pt, which of course applies to the padding on both horizontal sides of the node?
Dec
5
comment How can I put a minipage that fits to the actual line width inside of a TikZ Node?
+1 Thanks, I knew it had something to do with the \pgflinewidth!
Dec
5
comment How can I put a minipage that fits to the actual line width inside of a TikZ Node?
The width should be the text width of the node. If the text width is set to \linewidth, shouldn't I be able to use \begin{minipage}{\linewidth}?
Dec
5
comment How can I put a minipage that fits to the actual line width inside of a TikZ Node?
You're right Harish. My mistake. But if an explicit minipage is possible, I would also like to know how that is possible. Thanks!
Dec
5
comment How can I put a minipage that fits to the actual line width inside of a TikZ Node?
mdframed and tcolorbox are great! I would like to know how to do this on my own nonetheless. I can control every detail this way.
Dec
5
comment How can I put a minipage that fits to the actual line width inside of a TikZ Node?
No, not like that. I asked for a minipage inside of TikZ node.
Nov
28
comment How can I add more coordinates to standard TikZ shapes?
In other words, could I apply your code to a segment? Given segment A-B, add an arbitrary number (likely 100) of coordinates to that segment (a line).
Nov
26
comment How can I add more coordinates to standard TikZ shapes?
How would you recommend doing exactly that but for a single side..say from {1,2,..100} on a side, so that I can connect to any shape's side in the same position regardless of size (as shape size increases, the perimeter units loose their resolution--effectively moving anchor points around the shape in a counter-clockwise direction). I had considered making a path using the predefined anchor points of the shape in question. Do you have any ideas?
Nov
25
comment How can I add more coordinates to standard TikZ shapes?
I think you are right. Why does the answer need to be so difficult… ughh :(
Nov
23
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Ok. Interesting. I might open a question on that topic in the future. But going back to your example: you added coordinates manually. Is there a way to add them similarly to how rpapa does it?: tex.stackexchange.com/a/47856/13552
Nov
23
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Well I am just going to ask this here, because the chat room is not intuitive (no obvious place to insert response text). When I apply another tikzset style to the \pic, I end up with a no bounding box error. I wish I could put this in a chat. \tikzset{% 'shareStyle/.style = {% draw, drop shadow={opacity=0.5}, chamfered rectangle, chamfered rectangle angle=60, chamfered rectangle sep=.5cm, top color=orange!40, bottom color=orange!70, minimum height=1cm, inner sep=1cm}, font=\sffamily, }%`
Nov
23
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
This might seem stupid, but I couldn't figure out how to type/send a message in the chat room. I still don't know how.
Nov
22
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Nov
22
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Also, maybe you could also shed some light on what pic actions means. I cannot find the page with documentation on this in the TikZ Manual.
Nov
22
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
If I write \pic (a1) at (0,0) {node1={Node1Text}}; and try to reference with relative positioning for another node like so: \pic (a2) [right of=a1] {node2={Node2Text}};, I get the error "no shape named a1 is known."
Nov
22
comment How can I make the node order for references in TikZ not matter?
@cfr Well I appreciate your attempt to help. The reason for keeping the server as the origin is because the server is the central unit in many, many diagrams in the manual I am working on. The latex code must be easily readable by multiple people in the event one person is indisposed. The server is naturally the first thing anybody would look for. So in short, for consistency in all drawings. I tend to ask pretty specific questions to address real-world issues. I know I COULD make the client the origin, but it makes my code less universally applicable :(
Nov
22
comment How can I make the node order for references in TikZ not matter?
@John Kormylo Exactly! That is another way to word my question! I will include that in my question.
Nov
22
comment How can I make the node order for references in TikZ not matter?
@cfr See my clause "I want to have an answer even if you find my reasoning illogical" :D
Nov
22
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Good information and ideas! However, I think you misunderstood my question. I would like to create two instances of a pic and draw line between them. So for your example, I would created two A's and be able to identify them uniquely.