What's the best way to insert a horizonal dashed line with a scissor symbol to indicate that the paper should be cut with a scissor along this line?
If you have multiple layout alternatives without much code, please post it.
Alternatively, you can use the Dingbats symbols from the
Note, that the size of the dots of
The alignment of the scissors symbol and the dotted rule and the spacing after the cut-line was done manual. On the other hand this approach is really simple.
But that's getting a bit hackish now. If you are willing to spend so much effort on a line that will eventually be cut away Heiko's solution is probably cleaner.
I have done this once before. What I did is something like the one below. There some more scissor symbols with the
Extract from the output:
Update @alexurba gave me an idea with his use of the
Here is the output:
I have included the
Update (September 11, 2012) I am just adding the following code for closure to the
Below is the other one. You need to run
Acknowledgements The last two pieces of codes came from the answers of Kanappan Sampath and Heiko from my post Make TikZ compute the x-coordinate of the margin.
Finally, I fully agree with alexurba's statement about a lot of fuss about a dashed line that has to be cut anyway. That gave me my fill of laugh this morning. I would prefer my first solution anytime just to get the problem done away with in a matter of seconds. But alexurba's first solution is the least hackish and gets the job done very satisfactorily. Let me just say that this enterprise made me learn a lot about TeX in general.
Here the cutting lines are set by symbols of package
Because the line width is not a multiple of the cutting line symbol, the first line adds the remaining space at the left and right side of the cutting line.
The second line allows the cutting line to get a little outside the text width.
The third uses the other symbol set of package
The fourth example horizontally scales the cutting symbols in the middle to fill the available space exactly.