# My tikzpicture is to large for my beamer frame [closed]

I'm extremely new to LaTeX and this is my first post on this site. I have a major presentation coming in a couple weeks, and I'm in great need of your help.

I export Geogebra code for my graphs, it's much easier for me as an amateur. Well, it's too big for the frame. I've tried everything I can find on this site, and nothing seems to work.

Here's my code for the frame:

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Why do we care about the area under the curve?}
\definecolor{cqcqcq}{rgb}{0.75,0.75,0.75}
\begin{tikzpicture}[line cap=round,line join=round,>=triangle 45,x=1.0cm,y=1.0cm]
\draw [color=cqcqcq,dash pattern=on 320pt off 320pt, xstep=0.5cm,ystep=200.0cm] (-0.82,-100) grid (2.18,1100);
\draw[->,color=black] (-0.82,0) -- (2.18,0);
\foreach \x in {-0.5,0.5,1,1.5,2}
\draw[shift={(\x,0)},color=black] (0pt,2pt) -- (0pt,-2pt) node[below] {\footnotesize $\x$};
\draw[->,color=black] (0,-100) -- (0,1100);
\foreach \y in {,200,400,600,800,1000}
\draw[shift={(0,\y)},color=black] (2pt,0pt) -- (-2pt,0pt) node[left] {\footnotesize $\y$};
\draw[color=black] (0pt,-10pt) node[right] {\footnotesize $0$};
\clip(-0.82,-100) rectangle (2.18,1100);
\draw[line width=1.2pt, smooth,samples=100,domain=0.0:2.181034482758621] plot(\x,{915});
\draw (0.06,1066.88) node[anchor=north west] {Figher Jets at supersonic speed starts at 915 miles per hour.};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{frame}


## closed as off-topic by Joseph Wright♦Aug 11 '13 at 11:13

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• Welcome to TeX.sx! Have you looked at the scale key for a tikzpicture, i.e. in your case using something like scale=.8 in the {} begind the \begin{tikzpicture} ? – Ronny Mar 30 '13 at 20:45
• Yes, I've tried that from looking at another post, and for some reason it still won't work? Maybe I'm typing it wrong? – rjalli Mar 30 '13 at 20:48
• I don't know, whether you typed it wrong, I didn't ;) Anyways, maybe this might also help: Scaling a tikzpicture for a Beamer slide – Ronny Mar 30 '13 at 20:51
• If I turn your code into a minimal working example (MWE) and added the arrows library, I still get Dimension too large errors which means that the TikZ picture not only fits on a beamer frame but also not on any paper size producible with TeX. The last \draw alone is over 10 metres out. Using x=3cm,y=.005cm brings back the picture in a way one can actually read the content. You should use the pgfplots package if you deal with a) such big numbers and b) plots. – Qrrbrbirlbel Mar 30 '13 at 21:01
• This question appears to be off-topic because the OP reports it's fixed, and it looks likely this is a 'trivial' fix. – Joseph Wright Aug 11 '13 at 11:13