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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Getting strange misplaced \noalign error

I'm trying to add a horizontal line to my document, like so: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{fullpage, graphicx, url} \usepackage{dsfont} \begin{document} $ \mathds{C}$ \hline ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...