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

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How to show the vertical line between two columns?

Simply using \twocolumn changes my document to look like this: -----HEADER---- ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### -----FOOTER---- But ...
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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} ...
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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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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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Problems with \toprule and \midrule in a table

Having the following siunitx table code in LyX, for each occurrence of \toprule and \midrule I obtain an error message: The control sequence at the end of the top line of your error message was ...
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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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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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Custom vertical page border

I wanted to have a vertical colored bar running on all my pages, to the left of the page, in between the beginning of the sheet and the beginning of the text. Something like: |\| text | |\| text ...
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longtable - strange lines at the end of table

I have strange problem with longtable package. Almost all my tables looks great but some of have strange lines at the end of tables. Please take a look at the picture I create the table like that ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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. ...
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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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Vertical table lines are discontinuous with booktabs

I created a table in LaTeX, but there are some problems with the borders. The borders remain open whereas I want them closed. Also, in the last row, I want the vertical line gone, ie I want just one ...
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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 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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How to draw a line between two paragraphs of my text?

Its just as the title sys. Thanks.
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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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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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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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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} ...
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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 ...
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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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Colored horizontal line between two text

How I can get color horizontal line between two text ? I am using command \rule{16cm}{1mm}., Can any one suggest how to change the color of horizontal line.
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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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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?
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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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Horizontal line of custom length like an —

Is there a way to get a custom-length horizontal line that appears like a "longer em-dash", if you will?
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Signature in preface

I would like to make a signature field in the preface which looks like this: City(#1) \today ___________________ ______________________ ...
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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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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} ...
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Automatically remove ruler when no header is present

This is a question triggered by Automatically remove page number in one-page documents. When activating the fancyhdr package, it is necessary to clear the headers, which I do below with \fancyhf{}, ...
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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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Border-top display

I need to display border on the very top of a page and I can't figure out how to do that. If it helps in CSS it would be: border-top: 5px solid blue; Thanks in advance for any help.
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How to delete borders (rules) in a table defined with the cals package?

I recently discovered the less known cals package for defining tables HTML-style. Here is all documentation I found: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/cals (demo & doc) ...
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How do I get that line that represents a repeating author in a bibliography or works cited page?

As I understand it, when there are several bibliographic entries from the same author, you represent all subsequent entries with a line, like this: \bibent Nietzsche, Friedrich, and Walter A. ...
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How to disable pagebreak on \hline in supertabular?

This is similar to How to disable pagebreak on \hline in longtable? but for supertabular or xtab: With \tabularnewline\hline I get pagebreaks (or in my case columnbreaks) before the hline, i.e. the ...
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Shift horizontal line to the left

I am using a horizontal rule to to separate texts, and I would like the rule to start to the left of the current left margin. I am using the following code, but apparently it is not the correct way to ...
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Problem with custom vertical-alignment and/or length of lines/rules in tabular environment

As a follow-up to my previous question: In my table / tabular, \cline{1-1} gives me the correct vertical position but not the right horizontal length . In contrast, \rule{\mycustomlength}{0.4pt} ...
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How to draw horizontal line with rubber length?

The \hrulefill command could draw rubber length underlines, like abc___def. I just want to draw line in the vertical centre of a text, like abc---def. Thanks.
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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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Two-column layout with thick vertical rule in ConTeXt

Background I would like to add a thick rule centered between two columns. Example Code A minimum working example that illustrates the issue: \setupcolors[state=start] ...
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algorithm with partial borders/frames

I use the algorithm float environment for pseudocode and want some algorithms to span two pages. That works fine with \algstore and \algrestore. However, I would like to omit these borders at the end ...