Questions tagged [tikz-styles]

{tikz-styles} are predefined sets of options that organize how graphics elements are drawn. It is thus possible to program specific styles and reuse the styles on different objects. The {tikz-styles} tag can be used in parallel with {tikz-pgf}.

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TikZ edge thickness causing errors in foreach loop

I'm experiencing some weirdness in making a simple TikZ diagram (a comb-shaped graph with variable number of nodes). The weirdness comes from the style applied to the edge paths. Here's the (minimal)...
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pgfplots - axis xmode/ymode in user-defined style

I would like to specify xmode and ymode for the axis with \pgfplotsset (or any other way, so that the mode can be changed by an if statement) The error message which I get is: ! Package pgfplots ...
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When to use TikZ styles?

I planned to illustrate how a quadtree data structure I'm using is implemented, showing all internal pointers and arrays. The image will look something like this: (Here, if a pointer points at the ...
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How can I make the path picture bigger? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I draw a singly/double linked list? I am currently trying to create an image of a linked list like this one: This is my current try: What I miss is the dot at the ...
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Nested rectangles

I am trying to get this figure: The figure is generated by the following code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fit,shapes,backgrounds,arrows} \begin{document} \...
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How do you draw this prism in tikz/pstricks

The numbers are in Persian (side SB=6 and angle SBA=60 degrees).
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Restoring previous value of PGF/TikZ key?

How does one restore the previous value of a PGF/TikZ key? For example, I would like to set the inner sep of a matrix to 0em but set the inner sep of nodes within the matrix to be the value that ...
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how to decrease the size of a node and a label - tikz package

i trying to draw an automata using tikz package, and i want to decrease the size of node and labels on each edge , im have trying to put the option [scale=0.5] but it doesn't work ! I have : \...
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! I can't find file `pgflibrarytikz*.code.tex' [closed]

I can compile the following LaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,backgrounds,plotmarks} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing ...
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How to create a ball shading and to customize 3D lighting manually?

TikZ shading=ball creates a perfect 3D ball perspective, but it has no option to change the lighting angle, the contrast, radius of light, etc (or I am not aware of). I tried to create a 3D ball by ...
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How to control text margin in TikZ shapes

When using different shapes from TikZ library, they have different inner padding for text. Thus, for similar text, we will have nodes (shapes) with different sizes. Then, the child nodes will not be ...
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Inserting text inside an arrow in Tikz

I want to draw an arrow between two nodes (a) and (b), and write text inside the arrow. How can I modify this command to control the size of the arrow head and insert the text? \draw[->, >=...
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Custom sibling angle for child nodes

As I explored the TikZ manual and available examples; the position of child nodes are defined within the parent node. This means that all child nodes spread on the same radius from the parent with ...
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How to shade mindmap concepts?

I tried to add a shade on my mindmap's concepts with \begin{tikzpicture}[mindmap, text=white, every concept/.append style={circle,shading=ball, ball color=black!20!white!20}] but the problem is ...
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How to decrease the size of single node in mindmap?

In tikz's mindmap, I want to change the concept size for individual parents or children (not the entire system). It is simply possible to increase the size of a child node, by introducing minimum size ...
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What is the correct way to pass array elements to TikZ styles?

I'm trying to use styles to generate TikZ figures that have repeated, regularly spaced elements by looping through an array, but am perplexed by the results I'm getting. For example, if I define the ...
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Extract x, y coordinate of an arbitrary point on curve in TikZ

We have very nice Extract x, y coordinate of an arbitrary point in TikZ \documentclass{article} %\url{https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/33703/86} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings}...
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How to draw a point at a particular location along the curve in TikZ

I got a nice code to draw an arrow at the mid position of the curve. From Tikz: Arrowheads in the center \tikzset{->-/.style={decoration={ markings, mark=at position .5 with {\arrow{>}}},...
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Choosing styles conditionally in TikZ

I want to create a series of images that visualise a recursion tree as walked on by an algorithm. That means that different styles are applied to nodes depending on the step the algorithm is in, such ...
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How to set default style for arrow tips in TikZ?

I am creating multiple TikZ pictures within one document and would like to set the default style of arrow heads for all the pictures to the latex style, i.e. like -latex does, so that I don't have to ...
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Tikz: question about arrow tips color and width of paths

Why 4-6, 4-7, 7-5 get these colorings? More precisely, what is the difference between [draw=green, fill=green] to [color=green]? Why the 4-5 arc has a slightly bigger width that 7-6? You can see a ...
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DIN conform arrowheads and hatching in TikZ?

I'm curious how the following simple figure can be recreated with all its characteristics, i.e the DIN correct arrow tips and the hatched areas. I'm very aware of various packages for tikz, where you ...
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Keeping the same style inside a scaled plot

I have a graph with three different curves, two of which are very small compared to the other. I therefore decided to add a magnification of such curves inside my graph, in the following way: \...
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Drawing a Zero Pole plot

I'm trying to draw a zero-pole plot for use with some filter design. Since i couldn't find any standard way to go about this, I tried using the polar library of PGFPlots. I'm having some trouble, ...
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Should \tikzset or \tikzstyle be used to define TikZ styles?

The PGF/TikZ manual states in section 12.4 Using Graphic Options, page 120 (v2.10), that TikZ styles can be set using: \tikzset{my style/.style={<tikz options>},...} However, in several places ...
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Using counter values as part of style name for plots

I figured I should be able to give a bunch of line styles and access them using counters. Sure enough, this works out fine; this document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \tikzset{%...
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How to modify just some nodes' styles in chemfig

In the following molecular drawing, I want to only circle the rightmost OH of the first molecule and the leftmost H of the second, to show that they are the ones that are involved in the formation of ...
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How to globally tikzset styles

I would like to set a tikzstyle from within a tabular environment, and use it after the table. Adding the usual \global seems to have no effect. The MWE below produces: but I want the last line to ...
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Is it possible to apply a style to all (tikz) rectangles?

I know that it's possible to apply styling to all tikz nodes or paths, as in the following example: \tikzset{ every node/.style={ text=red }, every path/.style={ color=...
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Different arrow line styes and different row sizes in tikzpicture

I am using tikzpicture environment, together with \matrix command to draw a diagram. I have two questions: Can I use different arrow line styles in the same matrix? For instance, the matrix called m, ...
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How do I make a path with a custom head in tikz?

I want to make a half circle border, as an arrow head in a tikz diagram. Does anyone have an idea how to make this style?
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Can we define maximum width for a node?

My question is almost opposite to: this question. I have defined a block: \begin{tikzpicture}[node distance = 2cm, auto,->=stealth,point/.style= {circle,fill=red,minimum size=...
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Draw inside nodes to get BPMN gateway shapes

This question is a follow up to How to draw inside a TikZ node, using node style? I am trying to get the AND and XOR gateway from BPMN as seen here http://www.omg.org/bpmn/Samples/Elements/Gateways....
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why does latex report errors when using styles in a tikz pgf picture?

I get three errors when attempting to build the following example (with the tikzpicture taken from the tikz pgf manual). Why does this happen, and what am I doing wrong? \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Creating stacked shapes for tikzstyle with

I'm working on a diagram, and I'm exploring TikZ for doing it. I searched, and looks like there is no easy way of doing diagrams, like pgfplots for plotting. So, I need to create some special node ...
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Triple lines in TikZ

I need to be able to draw tripled paths in TikZ. I guess this could be done by some clever style which draws a big doubled path to get the outer curves correct, then uses some clever post-action ...
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Tikz-timing: using an arrow for a vertical line like G (glitch) symbol?

I just asked this question: Does the program counter always have to change (upon an instruction tick)? - Stack Overflow, where I used the following code: % min-timing.tex % pdflatex min-timing.tex ...
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Define a color in a tikz style

How do I do a definecolor in a /.style? \pgfkeys{/IMMstyle/.style={ inputnode/.style={shape=ellipse,draw,inner sep=2pt,minimum size=5.0mm}, \definecolor{dpred}{rgb}{0.50,0.35,0} ...
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Arrow scaling problem. How can I zoom properly a very tiny part of a drawing?

Thanks to this solution, I can draw tangent line to a path. I'd like to zoom a very little part of my drawing. Here it is the code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,...
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Overlay LaTeX/TeX coding easily on PDF with 300 pages

I've been looking for a way to overlay TeX/LaTeX i.e maths language etc (everything LaTeX is designed for) onto a background document containing 310 pages combined together in a PDF file. So far I ...
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tikzpicture in node of another tikzpicture: how to screen of from inheriting style?

I wish to create tikzpicture environments inside a node of another tikzpicture. The problem I encouter is that styles are inherited by the inner tikzpicture. How can I screen of the inner tikzpicture ...
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Is there something like \providetikzstyle similar to \providecommand?

I have standalone figures that I include in my document. These figures use statements like \providecommand{\HypotenuseLabel}{$h$} which allows the figure to have a default label, and which can be over ...
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Nested styles in TikZ

I have: \pgfkeys{/TransformerNetwork/.style={ transformer/.style 2 args={draw, cylinder, gray!80, rotate=90, minimum height=#1, minimum width=#2}, }} And then: \begin{tikzpicture}[/...
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Tikz /.style with two parameters

How do I pass two parameters to a tikz style? I would like to do something like this: \begin{tikzpicture}[ transformer/.style={draw, cylinder, gray!80, rotate=90, minimum height=#1, minimum ...
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Styling the text placed on \path [line] using \tikzstyle.

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm trying to work out how I can configure TikZ to position the text ON the connecting lines (rather than beside it) in this flowchart and then give that text a filled white ...
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Styling tikz-timing signal lines

I'm using the tikz-timing package and would like to apply either snakes type of styling, or say the double for double lines to signal lines. Consider the example below: \documentclass{article} \...
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