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May
8
revised Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
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May
8
comment Rotated, running text in right margin?
Nice solution, and it works across multiple pages.
May
8
comment Rotated, running text in right margin?
You are right, Harish. However, in my instance, I only needed it on one page. Of course, others' mileage may vary.
May
8
comment Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
I tried exactly that, changing \coordinate (bottomspring) at (0,-3cm); from -3cm to -4cm to -5cm to -6cm to -7cm and the mass stayed constant and the platform moved: take a look at this picture Of course, I want the platform to be constant and the mass to vary.
May
8
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May
8
comment tabular vertical alignment to top?
This does not seem to work when the object in the tabular is a tikzpicture. Ideas?
May
8
comment Rotated, running text in right margin?
Using rotating.sty is new to me. I will try this too. Thanks!
May
8
answered Reference an item without displaying the text
May
8
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May
8
answered Rotated, running text in right margin?
May
8
comment Rotated, running text in right margin?
Thanks, I have not used the background package before.
May
8
accepted Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
May
8
comment Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
One last issue, which I'm sure is due my inexperience with relative positioning. As I change the \coordinate for (bottomspring), it seems the mass position remains constant while the platform moves. I would like the platform to be constant and the mass to move as I adjust that (bottomspring) coordinate. What determines which of these is constant (anchored) vs relative?
May
7
comment Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
Yes, thank you!
May
7
comment Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
@Jake: Thanks for the \node vs \coordinate tip; that looks like what was causing the unwanted white space. Here, "attachment" is supposed to be the coordinate (!) joining the linear piece to the top of the circular mass. "pt2" is the center of the circular mass.
May
7
revised Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
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May
7
revised Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
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7
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7
revised Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
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