I want to draw a few pictures in line using tikz. I added a few pictures for your understanding. The first pictures is fine, but in the second is some kind of line break which I don't want.



The code I'm using is:



      % draw 1
      % draw 2
      % draw 3


Do you have any ideas how to draw these pictures in line?

  • Hi, welcome to TeX.SX. I included the images for you. Once you got 10rep points you can do this by yourself. Mar 18, 2011 at 21:54
  • Note that you can write such files even shorter using the standalone class: \documentclass[border=5pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ... \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} You can then include them directly into a main file with the standalone package. Mar 18, 2011 at 21:56

1 Answer 1


TeX will treat "end-of-line" as additional white space—and these white spaces allow line breaks.

Does it help to add % after \end{tikzpicture} and after \hspace*{10pt}? This should disable the white space caused by end-of-line tokens.

  • I added a few '%' and it is working now. Thank you!
    – Maaalte
    Mar 18, 2011 at 21:41
  • You can use backticks (`) to mark your inline code.
    – Caramdir
    Mar 18, 2011 at 22:57
  • use \begin{scope}[xshift=2cm] \end{scope} Mar 19, 2011 at 16:25

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