How draw line and string of characters in latex

I have this figure: enter image description here

this my code


  \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture]%
  \node (#1) [gray,circle,fill,inner sep=1.5pt]{};

}{ \end{enumerate} \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
  \ifnum\value{enumi}>1% Only if there are at least 2 bullet points
  \foreach \x [remember=\x as \lastx (initially 1)] 
    in {2,...,\value{enumi}}{% iterate over them
    \draw[gray, shorten >=1mm, shorten <=1mm] (\lastx) -- (\x);}% and draw the connecting lines


  \item tiempo presion
  \item ultimo keyPress
  \item tiempo realce

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    The picture only appeals to you. Can you enlarge it a little bit?
    – user31034
    Feb 11, 2019 at 15:27
  • 1
    tikz seems to be a good option. Maybe this example could help you get started.
    – Partha D.
    Feb 11, 2019 at 15:35
  • 2
    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the question is too broad to be answered with the available information. Please add a MWE to make it clearer. Feb 11, 2019 at 16:07
  • 2
    @x-rw you have been in this site for quite sometime now and we all know that this is not a do-it-for-me site. Feb 11, 2019 at 16:14
  • @x-rw: It is great that you have added an MWE. However, to make it even clearer, please improve the quality of your image! I personally can't get it.
    – user156344
    Feb 14, 2019 at 15:09

1 Answer 1


Is this what you need?

    every node/.style={minimum width=2cm},
        mark=at position 0 with {\arrow{|}},
        mark=at position 1 with {\arrow{|}}
\draw[fill=gray!10,rounded corners=3pt] (0,0) rectangle (6,4);
\node (kd) at (1,3.5) {keyDown};
\foreach \i in {3,2.5,1}
    \node (kp\i) at (1,\i) {keyPress};
\node (ku) at (1,.5) {keyUp};
\foreach \i in {1.5,1.75,2}
    \fill[black] (1,\i) circle (1pt);
\draw[postaction={decorate}] (kd.east)--(kp1.east) node[midway,right] {tiempo de presion};
\draw[postaction={decorate},blue] (kp1.east)--(ku.east) node[midway,right,black] {tiempo de realce};
\node[minimum width=2.5cm] (uk) at (4.5,1.5) {ultimo keyPress};
\draw[->,red] (kp1.east)--(uk.west);

enter image description here

  • i get error ! Argument of \language@active@arg> has an extra }. in this line \draw[->,red] (kp1.east)--(uk.west); Feb 14, 2019 at 16:27
  • @x-rw So you are having language errors. In your document do you use babel?
    – user156344
    Feb 14, 2019 at 16:28
  • yes i used babel \usepackage[spanish,es-tabla]{babel} Feb 14, 2019 at 16:29
  • @x-rw Read here for a solution!
    – user156344
    Feb 14, 2019 at 16:33

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