[texhax] Source of TikZ manual

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Wed Dec 16 12:06:31 CET 2009

On  16 Dec, 2009, at 01:51, Steven Woody wrote:

> Hi,
> I am reading the TikZ manual in PDF format.  I feel the format and graphics in the document is so much beautiful so I desire to check out its latex source.  Is it public accessible and how can I get it?

If you're using TeXLive 2009, it's here:


The chapters are in the subdirectory ``text-en''.

As for your previous question,

> Beside of creating graphics for latex documents, can I also use TikZ to create standalone graphics in other format, e.g, eps, so that I can use the graphics in documents with other formats?

Yes to both ---see the chapter ``Externalization Library'', where it says ``The purpose of this library is to provide a way to export any TikZ-picture to separate pdf (or eps) images...''.

There is a very helpful pgf/TikZ mailing list:


See the archives ---a question like yours has just been answered there.



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