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

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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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Horizontal line not working?

I am trying to add a horizontal line in my document. \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \begin{center} \Huge CV \end{center} \line(1,0){250} \end{document} For some reason, \line(1,0){250} ...
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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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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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Add a rule after chapter title using titlesec

I've been experimenting with chapter title formatting using titlesec but I can't seem to find the proper way to add a rule just below the chapter title. After reading the doc, I found that \titleline ...
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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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How to draw a rule without knowing its specific width?

I am trying to improve my CV which I am writing using LaTeX. I want to show section headings something like this But I do not know how to; Add white space next to the section title, which is ...
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Do the different rules generated by booktabs have the same thickness?

I use the booktabs package and excel2latex to generate my tables. I work in TeXmaker. As I zoom in or zoom out on my table, I find that, sometimes the \toprule, sometimes \midrule and sometimes the ...
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LaTeX table adjustments

I am typing the following table in LaTeX: \begin{center} \setlength\extrarowheight{5pt} %\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.2} \begin{tabular*}{3.4in}{@{\extracolsep{\fill} } | c | c | c | c | c | c | c ...
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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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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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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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Bold \hlines for longtable

I've searched the topic and found the following two answers. Answer 1. LaTeX tables: How do I make bold horizontal lines (typically \hline)? The best answer suggests to use booktabs. However ...
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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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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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How to shorten \hline in a matrix

I indicate blocks in a matrix using \hline: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation*} \begin{bmatrix} a & b\\ \hline c & d ...
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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 ...
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How thick a rule does \hline produce?

How thick a rule does \hline produce (in a bog-standard tabular environment) ?
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Tabular with automatic \hline

Is there a package or simple command that will insert an \hline after every line in a tabular environment? It is rather annoying to do it all manually, and it seems like there should be a simple way ...
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Length of the rule (twocolumn)

When \documentclass[a4paper, twocolumn] is declared, is there a way to change the size of the vertical rule created by LaTeX? (I need to increase it) Any ideas?
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Linux Biolinum O messes up moderncv Package

Take the template.tex example file from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/moderncv/examples and add these two lines: \usepackage{fontspec} \setsansfont{Linux Biolinum O} Then run ...
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How to prevent a page break between section title and colored rule?

I use \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} to customize the design of my sections, subsections... In particular, i have : \titleformat{\section}% {\large\sffamily\bfseries}% {My Section \arabic{section} ...
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How can I fill a line from the left?

I am fiddling with various ways of filling a line with a vertically centered line and experimenting with the answers here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2553392/latex-rule-filling-the-line and ...
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How to trim the length of \toprule? [duplicate]

How to trim \toprule (from booktabs package)? It is probably something basic I'm missing, but I need it and it's nowhere to be found.
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Writing clean long underscores [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Long underscore in LaTeX I'm writing a document in which I encourage the reader to "fill in the blanks" in order to be actively engaged with the proof. Is there any way ...
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How to insert a symbol to the beginning of a line for which a word appears?

This is to indicate changes for a LaTeX file. Say, I wanted to add a vertical line to the beginning of a line whenever"word 1", "word 2", ...", or "word 100" appears. Manually this can be done in ...
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Colored tables and cline/hhline

How to write \clines (or \hhline) in colored tables so that the color of the cell does not hide the line? Here are two solutions but neither of them works fine. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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How can I draw a line from margin to margin, if the text width has been adjusted using the changepage package?

I have a problem with drawing a line across the page (from margin to margin). I had to change default margins for title page (only for this page) and to do that I used changepage package. ...
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tabular* with rubber spacing and \cline

I'm using a tabular* with rubber spacing to fill the complete width of the page. This works fine, except that when I use \cline, the line is not complete. It seems that \cline does not cover the ...
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Generation of a simple title

How can i get the following result using a fixed-width right rule and a line-filling left rule ?
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algorithm2e-Drawing vertical dashed rules

In the following code, I would like to produce dashes lines instead of normal ones. The three HERE indicate where the code draws the lines. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Problem with LetLtxMacro

I'm trying to redefine \rule to make cleaner underscores, but my book file (in memoir class) is having problems with the following: \RequirePackage{letltxmacro} \LetLtxMacro{\oldrule}{\rule} ...
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Vertical stacked parboxes: Spacing and Calculating

I need a table which will work in twocolumn mode and can span over multiple pages. Since I've given up with supertabular (too buggy, too less control), I wrote a simple solution for my purposes with ...
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Listings: line number separator rule

Here I found a similar question with horizontal rule, which answer I don't understand to a degree I could use it to solve my problem: Adding a horizontal rule between caption and lstlisting inside a ...
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How to I reduce space before and after HRule?

I have a command: \newcommand{\HRule}{\rule{\linewidth}{0.2mm}} and it produces a thickness I am happy with but the space before and after the line is far too large and taking up much of my ...
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\hline with \only (or \onslide) in Beamer

In a table in beamer, I would like to remove \hline after X number of slides using \only<1>{\hline} But this always results in an error message: Misplaced \noalign What can I do to ...
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tabular - \cline not working

I have this table \begin{tabular}{ | p{2cm} | p{4cm} | p{4cm} | p{4cm} | } \hline Název & \multicolumn{3}{ l }{vypsatZapojeniResiteluDoProjektu} \vline\\ \hline Popis & \multicolumn{3}{ l ...
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Underlined blank that wraps

I'd like to create an "answer blank" in a document. It should basically look like an underline with nothing above it. I found a question about it ( How does one TeX a blank? ), but that doesn't deal ...
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\hhline double line imperfection

Using the \hhline command i found some imperfection in the double line. How can i fix it? Imperfection Table \documentclass[11pt]{amsart} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{hhline} ...
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How to place text between two columns and which breaks the rule dividing them in ConTeXt?

I have two paragraphs of instructions and I need to indicate to readers that they have a choice of one or another. I am using this code, to put the data into different columns, with a line between: ...
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Overprint \hlines

How can I set \hline\endhead for longtable, that this line would overprint on \hline , when such present after \\ in row, which transmitted on next page? When I just type \hline\endhead, I receive ...
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Footnote separator for wrapped footnote

In a text I am writing I have a couple of quite long footnotes which start on one page and continue on the next one. In order to comply with style requirements the line separating the body text and ...
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How to separate columns with a line in beamer(poster)?

\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} with the multicol package does not work. The beamer guide does not discuss this case for their columns environment... To be clear this is what I want ###### | ...
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nopagebreak between rule and custom theorem env

I'm making a custom theorem environment. Here's a minimal example of my problem, with some filler text borrowed from the GPL: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} ...
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Add a hrule to only chapter not numbered

I am thinking of adding a hrule to only chapters that are not numbered, in other words the chapters created using chapter*{}. I thought of using the titlesec package- My problem is that I cannot find ...
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Ruler below chapter heading [duplicate]

I am writing my thesis work using Lyx. Could anyone please help me with the code for positioning a ruler below the chapter title? The code I have doesn't display any ruler below the chapter title. ...
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Apply a vertical rule beside graphics within Algorithm floats

Background Using LyX to write a book. The source code listings shown in the book are graphics. The graphics should have a vertical rule beside them. But only graphics that are embedded within an ...