# How to add rule in color box?

I am new to latex i want to add rule in top and bottom of the color box,

My sample code is,

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor,lipsum}
\begin{document}
\colorbox{pink}{\parbox{\textwidth}{%
\vskip10pt
\leftskip10pt\rightskip10pt
\lipsum[1]
\vskip10pt
}
}
\end{document}

1. My Expected output is,

Any one help me to achieve this task.

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Are you specifically looking for solutions with \colorbox? Otherwise, you should be able to do so with mdframed as it has been explained in a question of yours. –  Claudio Fiandrino Mar 6 '14 at 16:02
I looking for the solutions except mdframed. In \colorbox is this possible? –  PSK Mar 6 '14 at 16:04
How about \hrulefill before and after the text? –  Henri Menke Mar 6 '14 at 16:05

You could use \hrulefill before and after your text, which doesn't give exactly the output you sketched, but which is easy to implement.

\documentclass{article}
\pagestyle{empty}% for cropping
\usepackage{xcolor,lipsum}
\begin{document}
\colorbox{pink}{%
\parbox{\textwidth}{%
\hrulefill
\vskip10pt
\leftskip10pt\rightskip10pt
\lipsum[1]
\vskip10pt
}
\hrulefill
}
}
\end{document}


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You need \noindent\colorbox{pink}{\parbox{\dimexpr\textwidth-2\fboxrule-2\fboxsep\relax}‌​{%... in order to prevent overfull boxes; you also need to comment out a spurious blank space after the nect to last closing brace. –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 6 '14 at 17:31
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{mdframed}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\newmdenv[
hidealllines=true,
backgroundcolor=pink,
topline=true,
bottomline=true,
linewidth=3pt,
linecolor=red
]{mybox}

\begin{document}

\begin{mybox}
\lipsum[1]
\end{mybox}
\end{document}


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thak you it is working. –  PSK Mar 6 '14 at 16:35
\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{tcolorbox}

\newtcolorbox{Mybox}{
colback=pink!90!black,
colframe=black,
arc=0pt, outer arc=0pt,
boxrule=0pt,
toprule=3pt,
bottomrule=3pt
}

\begin{document}

\begin{Mybox}
\lipsum[1]
\end{Mybox}

\end{document}


Previous example is the classic one, but with tcolorbox we can do more interesting boxes.

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[skins,breakable]{tcolorbox}

\newtcolorbox{Mybox}{
width={\linewidth-6pt},
breakable,
enhanced,
colback=pink,
colframe=black,
arc=0pt, outer arc=0pt,
boxrule=0pt,
toprule=0pt,
bottomrule=0pt,
enlarge top by=5mm,
overlay ={
\draw[gray,thick] ([xshift=5mm]frame.north west)--([yshift=5mm]frame.north)--([xshift=-5mm]frame.north east);
\draw[fill=gray] ([yshift=4.5mm]frame.north) circle(3pt);
\draw[line width=3pt, blue!30!black, shorten >=-3pt, shorten < = -3pt] (frame.north west)--(frame.north east);
\draw[line width=3pt, blue!30!black, shorten >=-3pt, shorten < = -3pt] (frame.south west)--(frame.south east);
}
}

\newenvironment{Mypage}
{\par\centering\begin{Mybox}}{\end{Mybox}\par}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[2-3]
\begin{Mypage}
\lipsum[1]
\end{Mypage}
\lipsum[3]
\end{document}


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thanks..@lhnasi.. –  PSK Mar 6 '14 at 16:35
Ah, I was adding the tcolorbox option to my answer when you published yours. I'll delete the tcolorbox option from my answer. –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 6 '14 at 17:04

You could stack it. Note that I played with your \parbox width to make the box fall within the proper margins. I also took the liberty of placing it in a separate macro \mycolorbox. Note that it cannot break across page boundaries.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor,lipsum}
\usepackage{stackengine}
\parskip 1ex
\newcommand\mycolorbox[1]{%
\par\noindent\stackunder[-3pt]{\stackon[-3pt]{%
\colorbox{pink}{\parbox{\textwidth-10pt}{%
\vskip10pt
\leftskip10pt\rightskip10pt
#1
\vskip10pt
}
}%
}{\color{blue}\hsmash{\rule{\textwidth+10pt}{3pt}}}%
}{\color{blue}\hsmash{\rule{\textwidth+10pt}{3pt}}}
\par}
\begin{document}
\mycolorbox{\lipsum[1]}
\lipsum[1]
\end{document}


If I misunderstood about making the rules extend slightly into the margins, you can make them \textwidth without the +10pt addition (or smaller ). Here is a variation:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor,lipsum}
\usepackage{stackengine}
\parskip 1ex
\newcommand\mycolorbox[1]{%
\par\noindent\stackunder[-5pt]{\stackon[-5pt]{%
\colorbox{pink}{\parbox{\textwidth-10pt}{%
\vskip10pt
\leftskip10pt\rightskip10pt
#1
\vskip10pt
}
}%
}{\color{blue!70}\hsmash{\rule{\textwidth-4pt}{2pt}}}%
}{\color{blue!70}\hsmash{\rule{\textwidth-4pt}{2pt}}}
\par}
\begin{document}
\mycolorbox{\lipsum[1]}
\lipsum[1]
\end{document}


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Is it possible to make it in any other color like green, blue? ..@Steven B. Segletes –  PSK Mar 6 '14 at 16:08
Sorry you misunderstanding my question..I asked the color of the rule.@Steven B. Segletes –  PSK Mar 6 '14 at 16:15
@PSK Aha. Done. –  Steven B. Segletes Mar 6 '14 at 16:16
thank u so much...its working...@steven B. Segletes –  PSK Mar 6 '14 at 16:25