Questions tagged [decorations]

part of the tikz/pgf bundle: the decoration libraries define a number of (more or less useful) decorations that can be applied to paths.

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How to Produce a Replica of This Chapter Decoration with Latex

Can someone either produce, or tell me how (the steps involved) I may produce the following book chapter decoration with Latex (preferably, pdflatex)? I know there exist external sources that allow ...
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TikzCD decorated arrows (wavy) and to path produces nightmarish results

Based off of Wavy arrows in xy-pic and the snake lemma code in https://ctan.math.washington.edu/tex-archive/graphics/pgf/contrib/tikz-cd/tikz-cd-doc.pdf % minimal working example (MWE) \documentclass{...
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How do I draw an arrow with a bullet on the line?

Using tikzcd I can (roughly) produce what I want: \begin{tikzcd} [column sep = small] a \ar[r, "\bullet" {description, inner sep=0, outer sep=0}] & b \end{tikzcd}) yielding However ...
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rnd minimum width of node in decoration does not have same size in repeated code

I'd like to decorate path with double line of stars and expect the upper line of stars duplicate the lower ones. But why the stars in the state{initial} part are still random size. I try to set ...
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Cannot decorate an empty path in pgfplot

I want to save a plot, draw it cropped and put an arrow on it \documentclass[10pt,convert={convertexe=magick,density=1000,outext=.png}]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Cannot decorate an empty path

I want to save a path, draw it cropped and put an arrow on it \documentclass[10pt,convert={convertexe=magick,density=1000,outext=.png}]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations....
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Resize text in mathmode in a bend arrow

I want to change the size of a math text in a curved arrow, but whenever I manage to change the size, the text is no longer curved. My code is \documentclass[tikz, margin=3mm]{standalone} \...
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Align Text Along Sectors Paths

I have 15 departments in my organization and wish to get a tikz representation of them all thus I sector a circle into 15 wishing to label each department in each sector and units of each department ...
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How to draw coil with varying compression

I am trying to a draw a coil with varying compression, along the lines of the image below (not mine). I considered just drawing two different coils with different compressions next to each other \...
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Nonlinear transformation applied on decorations along path with a custom pic

I am having a problem to apply a single nonlinear transformation to a path decorated with custom pics. A minimal example follows: \documentclass[margin=5pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Adding small arcs to a path in specific places

I have a path consisting of a series of straight lines and arcs, and now I would like to modify that path by replacing some segments of the line/the arc with another small arc whose centre is on the ...
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Marking angles in tkz-euclide

I am trying to reproduce an example from (an excellent) manual on tkz-euclide. Here is an MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tkz-euclide} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[...
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How to make frame decorations bigger?

It is very small and often I can't see them. For instance, those tildes: \tilde{g}_{ij}\de{\tilde{x}^{i}}{x^{k}}\de{\tilde{x}^{j}}{x^{l}}
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How to use a bowtie as a marking for an arrow in tikzpicture

The title pretty much sums it up. The goal: the get a bowtie in the middle of a line segment like the one shown. I have a minimum working example included with the output below. Currently the ...
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Style the first few characters of text along a path

How can this code be modified so that the first few characters (say 3) are colored red? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text,calc,math} \begin{tikzpicture}...
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Decorations on circuitikz elements

I was trying to create a schematic with TikZ that looks like hand drawn. Unfortunately circuitikz seems not to work nicely with the decorations library. See the following example: \documentclass{...
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How can I decorate latex documents like this one?

I have very little knowledge of latex. I use overleaf for writing documents. recently, I saw a very nicely decorated template in overleaf, and here it is https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/...
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How to draw a circular "arc"ed double distance arrow with correctly positioned tips and text with graphics between the double distance lines?

I have a problem with the position of an arrow tip when drawing a circular double distance arrow. Problem seems to be the use of library bending or not. If not, partly correctly positioned tips, but ...
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Change size of text in tikz decoration

I'm trying to draw some text along an arc, but I can't see how I can change the font size of the text I'm drawing. \foreach \j/\k/\p in {1/30/December,31/61/November}{ \draw [decoration={text ...
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Is it possible to typeset over and underbraces in NiceMatrix?

I am trying to draw matrices with overbraces and underbraces. This may be done with the assistance of node numbering and \tikzset to process a few options for the calligraphic braces. According to how ...
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Attach arrow head to curveto decoration

In relation to this question: Shorten curved arrow proportionally to length I have tried to use a curveto decoration to make a proportional shortening of a curve. My only problem is the arrow head. ...
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Is it possible to create my own decorative titles and page numbers? ( How can I put my own image and page number on the header at the same time?)

updated 10/12 Thank you @Rmano, I failed to reply well in the comment section, so I show my problem here: I tried \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \fancyhead[L,C]{} \...
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How to make this scheme look a bit better? [closed]

Im working on the next scheme What improvements can be added? Specially the decoration item. MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{circuitikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Decorations overlap with meta arrows

When using decorations with open meta arrows, the decorations seem to go through the arrow. Is there some way to prevent this? (I know that adjusting post length would work, but I would like ...
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Recreate this image in Latex [closed]

Can anyone please guide me in how I can recreate this image in Latex ?
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Decorate a multi-segment path without changing segment endpoints

I'd like to draw multi-segment "wavy" paths, so I tried both the standard snake decoration, and the very promising complete sines one as well, but in both cases, the segment endpoints are ...
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Drawing a smooth, tapered path ending in an arrow

I'm looking for a convenient way to draw a smooth, tapered path (i.e. a path of variable line width) ending in an arrowhead using TikZ — something like this (drawn in Inkscape): One approach would be ...
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tikz-cd `shorten` in combination with `squiggly`

I want to draw a shortened squiggly arrow, like the following: However, when I use shorten in combination with squiggly, I get a strange effect, where the shortened segment is drawn both as squiggly ...
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How to draw text along the path defined by a function?

I'm still dabbling in the use of pgfplots but I'm trying to draw arrows on this plot to show an inverse correlation between the variation in the arc length along the curve and the changes in x. Given ...
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Text along path decoration with white background

I want to have some text appear along a line but not be obstructed by the line itself. I tried the following: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \...
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Adjusting distance of two decorative ornamentals at the top of the page

I'm trying to reproduce the preface page ornament design of the Westlake's How to write letters book. This is a capture of that page with the decoration: In doing so, I've used the pgfornament package,...
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Improving TikZ curved arrow with decorated path text

I have two questions working with this example: Circular Arrows and Text on Path 1. Is it possible to position the \arcarrow relative to some node? 2. Is it possible to have the text in the arrows 0, ...
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Venn diagram: how split the set in two parts

With this code \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[pattern=north east lines,pattern color=yellow] (4.5,2) ellipse[x radius = ...
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Drawing a set of elliptical shape partitions using tikz

I would like to draw a region of elliptical shape with 3 partitions. Each partition should be shaded and labeled differently (e.g., green, yellow and orange partition).
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Node contents when placing a node on path

In TikZ one can specify a node by a command like \path (0,0) node[node contents=A]; This is very useful if one wishes to apply a command to the text in the node, say, to avoid writing \node at (0,0) {...
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Why are lines appearing away from TikZ graph?

I'm trying to connect the ends of child nodes in TikZ. The lines form the correct shape (it should look like a triangle), but they are appearing weirdly displaced. I want the lines to connect the ...
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Decorating an edge of a cycle in tikz

I would like to decorate the top edge of this shaded square with rounded corners by a little circle. (Hopefully, I would use the decor defined below. My trials and errors got me errors only.) \...
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Decorations behave strange with tcolorbox frames

I'm trying to change how the frame of a tccolorbox looks like. The decoration works fine with a normal tikzpicture, but looks really odd when used as the decoration for a tcolorbox. Code: \...
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How to decorate 2 paths in the same graph?

There is a graph made of two addplot commands But the arrows must be in the same direction (the way of the top one), and the axis are gone (or made transparent). The two sections are two separate ...
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Decoration for self crossing lines/curves

Is it possible to define a decoration/postaction, for drawing a double line so that a self intersecting line will draw on top of itself? To show what I mean see these spirals: \documentclass[tikz, ...
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Insert empty space between decoRule and figure

I wanted to insert a little space between the figure and the line of \decoRule. Instead \vspace{} is adding a space between the line and the caption. Does anyone know a why it does that? Thanks. EDIT: ...
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Wrong position of some ornamentations in the book's margins

I'm trying to setup some corners ornamentations with the pgfornament package. It works, but the horizontal position of some of the ornamentations is wrong and I don't know how to push them properly. ...
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How to add some fancy old style decoration in four corners of margins?

I would like to add some fancy-looking, old style decorations in the four corners of each page of the main part of a document, while keeping a small gap from the paper's edge to allow printing. Here's ...
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TikZ: Filled area with curvy end line

How can I have a filled area like this: With a curvy line. In the sense of: it continues here \documentclass[margin=5pt, tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[] \...
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How to add finishing to a zig-zag line in tikzpicture

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing} \begin{document} \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[thick] (3,-...
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Center a plot relatively to the middle of a vertical segment

NEW POST Thanks to the code of Black Mild I have almost what I need. Here is what it remains to do. How to center the plot vertically relatively to the middle of the segment [T21 T22] where T21 and ...
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Frame all the content

I am looking for the way of creating one border frame around everything I have. Something like standalone class, but an outline insted of cropping. I would also like to manage margins, line thickness ...
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How to make a glowing text?

I'd like to achieve such a result, like when you apply a glowing effect to a text in an image editor. As I am already using tikz package in my document, it would be prefferable to use tikz's library. ...
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Plot decorated arrows in pgf?

Problematic I'd like to display a simple continuous graph and a set of vertical arrows whose height follow the shape of a function. The following diagram of flows in TikZ has this decoration \...
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Not able to draw arrows parallel to line

I am trying to draw a region. I am not able to draw arrows parallel to line connecting inner region to outer region. This is what I have and this is what I want The code I have so far is below. ...
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