{rules} is about drawing lines (also called rules). Popular packages are {booktabs} (which provides high quality table rules) and {dashrule}.

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Highlight table cells using thick, colored border

I'd like to highlight certain cells of my table. In particular, I'd like to set the border of these sells colored and thick. These cells should also have a background color. Here's a minimal example ...
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How to color my (custom) lines/rules in a table contained by mdframed?

As a follow up to my recent question: Now I'd like to put some color on to that line/rule. In the MWE below, \arrayrulecolor{blue}\mycline{1-1} throws an error (undefined control sequence with respect ...
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Extending a line in the Table

I wish to have a Table setting like the following graph with an extra line inserted between a and b. Namely, I wish to extend the line separating 1, 4 and 2, 5 to the line separating a and b. The ...
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\hhline adds white line where no line is intended

In a table, containing colored cells, i want to have a \hline dividing only some cells, similar to \cline but compatible with coloring single cells with \cellcolor, which is possible by using \hhline ...
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Nice-looking tables with thick rules

I want to make a table with rules that are thicker than the default. It's pretty straightforward to do, however the result looks bad: the lines have gaps in them (see image below). There must be a ...
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Rule before one new section

I use rule so as to separate the differents sections. I would like to automate this so as to use the following syntax : \section*{One day} \noindent\lipsum[1] \section*{Another day} \noindent\...
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How to create a dashed line in tabularx environment

I've been looking into this, and I have encountered two main "solutions": \usepackage{arydshln} As decribed here. And this one: \usepackage{dashrule} As described in this other post. However, ...
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Horizontal lines touching the multicol column separator rule

Is there a possibility to put a horizontal line above and below a multicolumn output (using the multicol package) such that the horizontal lines touch the multicol column separator exactly at its ...
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Can I make some vertical material disappear if it occurs next to a page break?

I'd like to place a horizontal rule above each section title, to separate the new section from the text before it. But I don't want the rule to appear if the section begins on a new page, since that ...
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fbox drawn incorrectly after \noindent

What's going on here that the first and last \fbox are not getting drawn correctly when immediately following \noindent? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-node} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{...
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Vertical line left out in tabular

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} & \...
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Dashed draw with a node including a fraction

Is this intended behavior (with plain XeTeX): \input tikz \tikz\draw[dashed] node {$3T\over4$}; \bye It renders as: !? The fraction line is dashed, too! Is this intentional? Is there something I ...
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Prevent page break after \midrule in \longtable

I'm trying to tell longtable to only issue a page break at one specific point (by using \\*. Putting a \midrule anywhere near that point causes a page break after the midrule, and not where I want it ...
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Removing the borders from algorithm listings

I am relatively new to LaTeX. If I use standard algorithm and algorithmic environment for my algorithm listings I'm getting the borders displayed around the table with the pseudocode. How to remove ...
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move \footnoterule to right

I would like to move a \footnoterule to right by 3 cm to be aligned with a footgroup moved to right by 3 cm. I know that footnote rule uses a \hrule To move the rule, I should put it in a \vbox, and ...
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Page number in outer margin affects vertical ruler

I adapted the idea from here to place the page numbers in the outer margin. However, by doing so, the vertical ruler disappears. I first thought that adjusting the horizontal spacing parameters for ...
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Two horizontal lines above and under chapter-entry [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Title between lines Can anybody please tell me how to get horizontal lines above and under the \chapter{MyChapter}? Here is an example:
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Last column vertical rule missing

I'm dealing with the powerful tabularx environment. I was able to obtain a nice table, except for the last column. I need seven columns in total, but at the end I got another half column. I can't ...
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Vertical lines are being broken up (disrupted) by the horizontal booktabs lines

My vertical lines are being broken up (disrupted) by horizontal booktabs lines. How can I fix this? It's well and good to say use \hline but I also need a cmidrule that spans only the second two ...
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Good Style of Creating a Signature all within LaTeX

I have a small task that involves trying to get a signature using LaTeX fonts. I want to be able to make the signature look as handwritten as possible (pen/marker) using the LaTeX fonts. Also like to ...
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How to draw a line between two paragraphs of my text?

It's just as the title says. Thanks.
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Alternatives to the horizontal line in fancyhdr

I'm looking for a more fancy alternative to the default (read boring) horizontal line produced under the fancyhdr package. How creative can we get?
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Best way to insert a horizontal cut line with a scissor symbol

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 ...
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Inserting a line to separate the text and the margin note

How can I insert a vertical line through a whole page to separate the text and the margin notes?
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Section heading, text embedded in horizontal rule

I would like to create section headings that look like this: -------------------- Some title -------------------- So a horizontal rule with text embedded in the middle. Should I use titlesec or ...
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Horizontal line in Algorithmic Environment

I'd like to separate two sections in an algorithmic environment with a horizontal line, like: ------------- Algorithm 1: MyAlgorithm ------------- Part 1: Do some stuff ------------- Part 2: ...
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Very slight discontinuities in table borders

Tables in LaTeX all seem to have slight discontinuities in the outside vertical borders - little notches that are only really visible if you zoom in. Example: \documentclass{article} \begin{...
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How I can customize fbox and hrule?

I want to customization a sample exercises for a book. I like so much this style: I think that is possible with fbox and hrule, but I don't know how I can do it. No need to use fbox and hrule if ...
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Horizontal line below figure caption

I would like to draw a horizontal line/rule beneath my multi-line caption to separate the caption more clearly from the rest of the text. A quick example: \begin{figure}[tb] \begin{center} \...
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How to separate beamer columns with vertical lines

I am using the columns environment with beamer. \begin{columns}[c] \begin{column}{0.5\textwidth} \includegraphics<1>[width=0.35\textwidth]{dictmat-4.png} \end{column} \hspace{-50pt} \begin{...
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How to set a new clean arara rule that circumvents Dropbox interference in Windows?

arara is a cool tool for LaTeX automation, it works by setting your directives (i.e., a code line in tex document) to tell arara what to run next in a specific order that best suits your LaTeX ...
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Custom header/footer rules (fancyhdr?)

I want to be able to customize my header/footer so far that I can change the rules that separate it from the document. Look for example at http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/appnotes/00734b.pdf (...
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Double vertical bars alongside statements of theorems

Prof. Hatcher describes a way to produce them in TeX here: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/AT/typography.html I would like to know if any of you guys knows of a way to generate them in LaTeX. ...
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How can I know the default PGF line width?

Is there some macro that will tell me what the default PGF line width is? I have tried creating my own macro by cloning \pgflinewidth before it has been modified, i.e. \let\defaultlinewidth\...
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how to change the color of the rule (vertical line) in twocolumn document?

I'd like to make the rule between the 2 columns very thin. I found that no matter how small of width I made it, the line was not thin enough for my liking (unless I make it zero, then it will ...
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How to change the shaded color of the \rule{…}{…} command?

To change the shaded color of the \rule{...}{...} command, one solution is \textcolor‎{‎blue‎}{\rule{2cm}{2cm}}‎ but I want to know how can I directly change the color of this command globally?
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How do I make a long underscore in Plain TeX?

I have looked at this question as well as here and here but I cannot figure out how to produce a long underscore in plain TeX, as in the following example. Date _____________________________ The ...
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Specific section format

I'd like to use titlesec to typeset a section header that would look like this: --------- Name of Section ------------ (the ---- would be a rule, and the entire section header would be centered) ...
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How to draw two \hline and two vertical line?

I want to draw a table with two \hline and two vertical line. But as shown in the figure, the first vertical line do not cross the two hline. How to solve this problem? \documentclass{article} \...
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Center hrule in the middle of the page

I would like to center a horizontal line on my page and I would like the width of this line to be half \textwidth. Here is what I tried but it doesn't work : \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \...
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A thicker wave underline

I have found \uwave in the ulem package, and its definition in ulem.sty: % Now define various special underlines. All the definitions go like % \def \command {\bgroup \markoverwith{something} \ULon} ...
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How do I increase the spacing between header text and the 'headrule' line with fancyhdr?

This is going to be something so obvious that I'm almost embarrassed to ask! I've been using fancyhdr to put some fancy headers and footers in my thesis template – in fact, doing what it says on the ...
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How to make a ruler

In The TeXbook (Ch. 10, after exercise 10.3), DEK shows some nice rulers. But I couldn't figure out how he did them. I'm sure I could look it up from the texbook source, but for some reason I'm ...
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Adding vertical rule into tabu

Community, :) I know it might sound like some noobish' question, but I have some trouble adding the last vertical rule into my tabu. I've retrieved the code from here: How to Create Comparison Tables ...
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Why are the lines around my multicolumn cell misaligned?

In the following table, why does the double line before the diff column not go through? I guess all the multicolumn{1} are wrong? How can I fix it? \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{|l||c|c|c|...
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How can I make a postcard template?

I would like to print some of my holiday photos as postcards. But sadly, all companies I have seen so far do not offer easy possibilities to create the back of the post card. So I want to make a ...
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How Can I Draw a Horizontal Rule on a Beamer Handout?

I have a beamer handout with a 16-on-1 layout via \pgfpagesuselayout{16 on 1}. I would like to draw a horizontal rule beneath each row of slides so that the viewer is more easily led to read left to ...
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Strange disappearing colored rules in beamer

I have received a booktabs bug report of \cmidrules that disappear when coloured rules are used inside beamer (together with colortbl). The problem can be illustrated with the following simple code ...
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Retrieve length of a character

I'm creating a custom command which basically prints an horizontal line, a character and another horizontal line. The code would be \newcommand{\breaknote}{\noindent\rule[.5ex]{.5\textwidth}{.4pt}\S\...
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Creating lists with items separated by a rule

How can I create a list in which a rule is automatically inserted between each pair of items?