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comment How to a fill the bounded regions between two non-closed paths?
Are the pictures you want to create always composed of little squared in white or red? I see a pattern here which would make it much easier to create on a different way and a different type of input by specifying the number of rectangle for the rows and for the “whitening” path.
Jul
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comment How to a fill the bounded regions between two non-closed paths?
Unrelated to the question, but you might check out the turtle library of TikZ which would make it much easier to create such paths.
Jul
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comment TikZ: alignment of a path that exits node corner?
(Related: Properly aligning drawn lines between the corners of 2 rectangular nodes in TikZ?) It might be worth noting that here outer ysep=+pt suffices and makes sure that the \drawn lines only touch the rectangular border. By the way, they are rendered exactly the same way for SumatraPDF, Foxit Reader and Adobe Reader.
Jul
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comment How can I use fork style edges with explicitely positioned TikZ tree nodes?
You might be interested in the ud path operator.
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answered How can I use fork style edges with explicitely positioned TikZ tree nodes?
Jul
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comment Is there a mechanism to provide a dimension or scale as input to an instance of a symbol?
@JohnChris I have updated my answer that fixes the ratio problem you mentioned. This was indeed a bug. I have added a short explanation why \savedmacro is needed. A two-part symbol? As in two node parts? As in “with text”? Either way, I also think this deserves a new question.
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revised Is there a mechanism to provide a dimension or scale as input to an instance of a symbol?
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Jul
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comment Double Spacing and Margins conflicting
The first line of the second page does start add the right height. The CHAPTER 1 text however is above the text frame. I suspect that -.5in is the culprit. (Why is it there?) This also happens without \doublespacing or the setspace package.
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revised Adding nodes outside a tree and drawing arrows to them with tikz-qtree and tikz
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reviewed Close Using ulem package changes the style of my reference
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reviewed Approve How to remove a period from middle initial in bst file while leaving first name unchanged
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comment Adding nodes outside a tree and drawing arrows to them with tikz-qtree and tikz
This can be automated if needed with a syntax like \funnyTree{daß er das Lied !wird !haben ?singen !können} where ! marks the words that should placed above the ? word.
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comment Adding nodes outside a tree and drawing arrows to them with tikz-qtree and tikz
If you use base left and base right the nodes will be correctly aligned vertically (the g in singen adds a depth which affects the vertical center of the node).
Jul
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answered Adding nodes outside a tree and drawing arrows to them with tikz-qtree and tikz
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answered Is there a mechanism to provide a dimension or scale as input to an instance of a symbol?
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comment Is there a mechanism to provide a dimension or scale as input to an instance of a symbol?
… simply be ignored: \draw (thesymbol.west) -- ++ (-1,1);. Yes, nit-picking at its best, but then again, I don’t know what you want to do with these shapes but if the lines simply connect to circuits’ lines I wouldn’t add those. That said, let me clarify the actual question here: Do you want to give ratio between 0 (= vertical line is at the left) and 1 (= vertical line is at the right), where .5 would result in the output you (hard-)coded?
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comment Is there a mechanism to provide a dimension or scale as input to an instance of a symbol?
A few notes on this: You are exploiting here something about circuit shapes, namely that they do not have any text. I know, the real use-case won’t have any text, but in the case you add some, things will go wrong. (The coordinate origin in the local node coordinate system will be at the most-left position of the text’s baseline.) This can be fixed very easily. Another thing are the additional lines left and right to the shape. These will not considered part of the shape by TikZ. So if you want to connect the node as in the other question the line will …
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comment Adding nodes outside a tree and drawing arrows to them with tikz-qtree and tikz
Can you add a picture of your final image should look like? The additional \node is in no relation to the \Tree. Could you also update the MWE which is neither compilable nor complete?