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The code

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{multirow}
\begin{document}

\begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|l|l|l|l|}
  \hline
  \multirow{2}{*}{Color Type} & \multirow{2}{*}{Channels} & \multicolumn{5}{c}{Bits per
    channel} \\

  \cline{3-7}

  & & 1 & 2 & 4 & 8 & 16 \\

  \hline

\end{tabular}

\end{document}

Results in the table

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How may I fix this code so that a vertical line is also added after "Bits per channel"?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

The reason is as simple as the notation of the column is overwritten by \multicolumn{5}{c}. Try instead: \multicolumn{5}{c|}{Bits per channel}.

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