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Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar

I'm making a calendar. The calendar will be for TUG, 2015. Last year I also made a calendar but because of time constraints most examples were graphics. Since this is a lot of work, I need your help. ...
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How can we draw a Christmas tree with decorations, using TikZ?

I would like to use TikZ for drawing a christmas tree. Here's a start, I used the lindenmayersystems library for drawing a tree: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{...
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How can we make a pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, or other halloween spirit, ghoul, or skeleton?

We have questions about Christmas trees and Hearts for Valentines but we have no questions that specialize in Halloween or Dia de los Muertos art. Here it goes: Using TikZ or PSTricks or any other of ...
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Mindmap tikzpicture in beamer (reveal step by step)

I want to include a tikzpicture (mindmap) in beamer and I want the children to appear one after the other. So I use \visible but it don't works -- also not with \pause command. I get errors regarding ...
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Holiday contest! Drawing a picture of Krampus for Yule

I've volunteered to use some of my Cthulhu reputation to sponsor a Christmas/holiday contest. You all have aced previous holiday questions, so I'm going to give you a bit more of a challenge: Draw me ...
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What does --shell-escape do?

I stumbled upon an example, which needed to be compiled with the additional option --shell-escape. Using this option it worked just fine, but I'm curious: Why or when is this option needed and what ...
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How to export svg to tikz

I was wondering if anyone had managed exporting .svg files to TikZ code. I do not mean include an .svg file into a latex document, but rather to obtain the code of an image so you can then edit it ...
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TeX assistance in writing hidden acrostics

Here's a fun challenge. Try to come up with (and code) techniques through which (La)TeX can help authors to incorporate acrostics in their writing. The definition from Wikipedia: An acrostic is a ...
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Color gradient in tikzpicture from top to bottom corner

Is there the possiblity to make a color gradient in the rectangular box in the following example from the bottom left to the top right corner (both in linear or radial shape)? \documentclass{article} ...
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Highlighting in Beamer using TikZ nodes

This question led to a new package: aobs-tikz Is it possible to alter the code in the following MWE to the effect that “ABCD” is visible on both slides but only on the second it has the red node as ...
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Drawing Roman laurel leaves (SPQR) in TikZ

I was trying to get the symbol of the old Roman emblem (SPQR). I'm actually interested in the laurel leaves, and not so much in the banner per se. What I would like to have is something like this (...
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ornaments in pgfornament to be at the corners at every page

Now, I have the following code producing the output as shown: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfornament} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[every ...
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PSTricks: What are the Learning Tutorials/Guides available for new users with hierarchical steps?

I am looking for materials for PSTricks learning in similar vein to Materials for learning TikZ I am always interested to learn PSTricks through our famous Just for fun PSTricks User animated ...
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How can one put a marker to every page in a chapter?

I am trying to create some sort of tabbing for a template am designing. I want the title page to have the colors of the chapters and then all of the pages within a chapter to have a marking as shown ...
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how to create a triangle with text

I want create a triangle with the text inside, I'm able to the write the text but how I can create the triangle? My code for the text is \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \...
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