I want to remove border, set the box background to dark in the diagram below. I got no help from the document.

set color list={blue,green,orange},
% border=none,
priority arrow width=2cm,
priority arrow height advance=2.25cm
\smartdiagram[priority descriptive diagram]{PGF,Ti\textit{k}Z,Smartdiagram}

Minimum EXample : https://www.overleaf.com/4876789zgmqhx#/14983098/

PLease help.

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    – erik
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 0:00

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The smartdiagram documentation lists numerous options for smartdiagramset, but many of those options are specific to each diagram type. The following may be close to what you want.

\smartdiagramset{border color=none,uniform color list=blue for all items}

\smartdiagram[priority descriptive diagram]{
  Develop a document structure,
  Choose a document class,
  Select suitable packages,
  Setup the document preamble,
  Write your document,
  Finetune the layout}

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  • THanks a lot, ONe more question, How to change those ribbons in the arrow to small circles or bullets ? Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 0:05
  • Hi why does the upper side o each block have a greater contrast ? How can I remove that ? Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 0:12
  • @MichaelHert The position indicator along the ribbon is not trivial to change, so I'm afraid I can't help there. Regarding the contrast, the description block is defined to have a color gradient going from white at the top to the item color at the bottom. You can change this, to black for example, by replacing the \tikzset line with the following: \tikzset{text=white,description/.append style={top color=black}}
    – erik
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 0:28
  • Hi, how to make the arrow's color solid i.e again no contrast ? Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 11:36
  • @MichaelHert You can modify the fading settings on page 32 of the manual. For no transparency you can use \tikzfading[name=priorityarrowfading, bottom color=transparent!0, top color=transparent!0]. By the way, it's usually best to create separate posts for separate questions.
    – erik
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 13:39

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