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

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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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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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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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Vertical line enclosing items in itemize

I want to LaTeX some notes. The result should look like this: The numbers are fine with me. The problem is how to draw those vertical lines (with the hook), particularly inside the itemize ...
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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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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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Multiple vertical rules along text – by using \leaders?

I want to draw individual vertical rules on the left side of consecutive paragraphs/vertical boxes covering the vertical skips. In my case for every paragraph/vertical box, there can be different ...
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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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vertical and horizontal line in a matrix

I want to create a bmatrix on the right \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \begin{bmatrix}[c|c] _B[T]_B ...
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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) http:/...
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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 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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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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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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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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Horizontal line without vertical gap

I'm trying to create a underlined heading like this, without space between John Smith and the underline I tried this command, but it adds a vertical gap between the name and the underline \...
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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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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] \startuseMPgraphic{...
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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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How to add partial horizontal lines in horizontally aligned math environments

I'm having trouble writing a proof of a theorem in LaTeX, where I need to sum a set of inequalities and continue the proof with this sum. The problem I have is that I'd like to introduce this step ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Inserting a colored box to page background leaves gap

I'd like to have a colored box in the upper part of every page. Even though it's a simple task, I cannot make it work. Having looked for answers here and in the eso-pic package discription does not ...
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pdfpages doesn't allow me to draw a thick horizontal line in “tabular”

I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{caption,sansmath} \usepackage{array} \DeclareCaptionFont{sansmath}{\sansmath} \captionsetup{textfont={sf,sansmath}} ...
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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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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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How to create long underscore before the text? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Long underscore in LaTeX a sample output would be like: __________ hello __________ hello
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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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Draw horizontal lines like open and close brackets

I need to draw two horizontal lines which look like open and close brackets: ___________________________________________________________________ | ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Adding line after section heading

I am trying to add a horizontal line (like \hrule) that starts just after each section's heading, fills the rest of the line, and is vertically aligned with the heading, as shown below. To do so, I ...
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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} ...