I'm trying to put a text in a ring section. I found here an example that perfectly fits my needs: How draw part of ring or broken ring in TikZ?

The problem with it is that when I change text size, e.g. by changing to {\large this is a text}, my pdflatex hangs, the last message on the screen is:

  • Please post a complete example here. Especially if an answer which works for somebody else doesn't work for you. Which example there did you even use? We have no idea.... – cfr Jul 22 '15 at 23:34



should be inside a | bracket:

decoration={text along path, text={|\large|this is a text}, text align={align=center}}

For me this works.

Edit: Or you can try to change the default setting:

decoration={text along path, 
text format delimiters={<}{>},
text={<\large>this is a text}, text align={align=center}}

For me, that one works as well.

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    Interesting. Why? – daleif Jul 22 '15 at 11:59
  • Nope, for me it doesn't, sorry... – tnorgd Jul 22 '15 at 12:09
  • @tnorgd have you considered installing TeX Live 2015 instead. Might be because of a newer version. – daleif Jul 22 '15 at 12:18
  • How can you redefine the path over all tikz objects, so you don't have to manually enlarge? – user1603472 Oct 21 '16 at 9:30

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