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I am trying to recreate the following picture
I have been able to use the TikZ package to create something similar. However with how powerful the package is I am having trouble sorting through the documentation to find out how to do simple things. The hardest part i am finding is getting the label to show the length of each segment, especially when it stretches over several "parts", also an easy way to show the right angle symbol.
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Is it necessarily that you use TikZ? If not, Here is an alternative to create images for LaTeX purposes, which I prefer over TikZ.
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You can use the tkz-2d package with TikZ to draw the right angles. Here's an example, using the coordinates in your code snippet:
Here's a pic of what it looks like:
The »tkz-2d« package is superseded by the tkz-euclide package. So you should find this with the package manager. And the syntax for the right angle symbol has slightly changed. Unfortunately there's only a French version of the manual at the moment. Thorsten LaTeX Community Moderator
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And if you also like to use the command line tool for maintaining MikTeX, take a look here. OS: Win 7 64-bit LaTeX: MikTeX 2.9 64-bit Editor: TXC 1 RC1
If you want to use tkz-euclide instead of tkz-2d, you need TikZ 2.10 installed. Also, make sure you remove the tkz-2d package then update the filename database, or you may encounter problems with conflicting tkz-base.sty files. Using tkz-euclide, the code looks like this:
Note that tkz-euclide automatically loads tikz.
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