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With reference to the first answer in this: Drawing Mechanical Systems in LaTeX

I want the text x above the arrow, simple as that, also how can I control how high above the arrow it is?

So I tried adding an {$x$} to the "-latex" arrow, like this:

\draw [-latex,ultra thick] (M.east) ++ (0.2cm,0) -- +(1cm,0) node [midway,above] {$x$};

but the x gets boxed, I want it without the box.

Maybe one could show me how to cancel for node style that was set in the beginning, but that would remove the box around m which is important.

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    Use node [draw=none,midway,above] {$x$};. – user11232 Sep 11 '12 at 12:38
  • Use node [draw=none,midway,above=3cm] {$x$};. Change 3cm to whatever you desire. – user11232 Sep 11 '12 at 12:44
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You can use the options for draw (draw=none) and above (above=1ex) in

node [draw=none,midway,above=3cm] {$x$};

Hence you have to add

\draw [-latex,ultra thick] (M.east) ++ (0.2cm,0) -- +(1cm,0) node [draw=none,midway,above=3cm] {$x$};

to get rid of the box and control the distance of x from arrow.

  • thank you so much, you helped me in no time, this is great! – user18601 Sep 11 '12 at 13:20
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    @user18601: If this answer solved your problem, you may consider upvoting and also accepting (by clicking the check mark below vote count) it. This is how we say thanks here in TeX.SX. – user11232 Sep 11 '12 at 13:29

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