{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 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 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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Table with different rule widths

I wish to typeset a table with specific borders, where the the column rule separators are thicker, and also the first, second and last horizontal rules. I've tried using the tabu package and it ...
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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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Line under one column

Simple question that I couldn't find an answer to anywhere: I am using \cline to create discontinued lines in my tables. Sometimes I want to have a line just spanning over one column rather than ...
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Drawing the following table

How can i produce the above table in latex? The first column width i want to be small. The second and third and fourth i want to be of desired size. Is it possible to do it. Also I want thick lines ...
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Exam Lines (not with the exam package)

I'm a newbie to LaTeX as of a couple days ago, and was delighted to hear of an exam package that would ease my pain. However, I've worked out that the exam paper I am trying to emulate definitely did ...
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Separator in middle of table of contents

How can I put some kind of separator, (say horizontal line or tikz edge), mid way through the table of contents to break the Table of Contents into distinct blocks for frontmatter, mainmatter and ...
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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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Midrule that extends only over some of the columns in booktabs

I hope this isn't a silly question, the thing is that I want to create a table with a midrule applied in just some cells, I mean something like that (just between Item, Animal and Description): ...
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Graphics with bottom border for signature capture

I am generating PDF documents using pdflatex with signature images which are pre-converted with Inkscape to pdf. The current template looks like this ({{ tags }} are django template tags): ...
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Horizontal dashed line on page break in listings environment

Well, the title says it all. I have code scripts that span over multiple pages. Is it possible to display a dashed line at the bottom and/or top of the page in which the listings environment ...
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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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Manually made folding marks in article don't appear as intended

I am writing a letter in the article documentclass in LyX. I tried Koma-script v2, and found it nice, but not quite fulfilling with customization, at any rate not within LyX. Most of my letter works ...
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Automatic \rule width

Suppose I have some title text that I format as follows: \begin{center} {\small Brief Notes on}\\[-0.2em] Some Topic of Questionable Interest\\[-0.6em] \rule{12em}{0.75pt} \end{center} This ...
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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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Fill empty vertical space with a single diagonal line

I'm currently writing a document with the book class. At the end of every part, I have a box where I put my name and I can sign. This box fills the whole horizontal space but is only a couple of ...
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Alignment rules

I find myself quite frequently in the need to check whether some elements on my page are aligned exactly as intended. As a result, I usually end up magnifying the output 400% and using a rule over my ...
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Draw a line under the headertext in ConTeXt

Sometimes, in order to seperate the headertext from the text area, I need draw a line just under the headertext. \setuppagenumbering [location=, alternative=doublesided] \definepagebreak ...
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How to draw a horizontal line at the end of proofs?

How can I draw a horizontal line at the end of proofs? I use \begin{proof}....\end{proof}. I use amsthm package without any modification.
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summation line for multiple rows

Is there a way to add multiple lines of numbers using a "summation line"? Specifically, I want to create something like the below, only better looking. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to add horizontal line after header and before footer?

How can I add horizontal line after header and before footer? header --------- --------- footer
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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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Table Line above?

\begin{center} \captionof{table}{Register Table} \label{tab:title} \begin{tabulary}{1.2\textwidth}{| p{3cm} || C | p{3cm} | C | C p{1cm} | } Procedure & Expected Outcome & Pass ...
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Breaking Horizontal Rule Running Across Adjacent Columns in a Table

Is there any way to force a break in the horizontal rule running across two adjacent cells of a table. To be more precise, here is what I'm looking for: Notice how I wish the lines to fall short of ...
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Table - remove row lines in column to furthest right

How do I remove row lines in the column to furthest to the right. I have seen examples where they do it the left. I would like the "powers" from the table here to be on the right side instead of the ...
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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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footnote rule on cover page

I have a document with a cover page and foonote. I would like to add a rule above the foonote. What is the way to do this? \documentclass[english,titlepage]{article} \begin{document} \title{ddd} ...
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vertical dotfill

How can I make vertical dotfill? In other words, I need vertical (dashed) line which will fill all available vertical space. (I tried to make it via rules, but not successfully.)
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\cmidrule with booktabs in beamer does not show up

I am trying to use a coloured \cmidrule in a table in beamer - however, it does not show up. I have read Strange disappearing colored rules in beamer which indicates that this is a bug and discusses ...
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Remove line from Header

I am using \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} ........ \lhead{My Name} This setup creates header with a horizontal line. How can I remove line appearing in header? When I convert this ...
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\hhline doesnt work

I wonder you can help me why LaTeX can't draw a \hhline in my table?? (I would put a picture but I need at least 10 reputation...) Here is the code: \documentclass[12pt,titlepage]{report} ...
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Horizontal line through table cell

I have a very long, thin table that I'm folding onto itself to make a wider, shorter version. The table has a couple horizontal rules to separate data categories. For example, the original table is ...
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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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Redefining \hrule to do nothing

Discl.: I have been using LaTeX for many years, but I am a beginner on the more advanced macro stuff. For a specific hack of a latex document of mine, I want to override the use of \hrule within a ...
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Why Horizontal Line in LaTex->dvi->ps->pdf is Thicker than LaTex->dvi->pdf? [duplicate]

I try to use this line in both chains of compiling: \rule{6 cm}{0.02 cm} but in LaTex->dvi->ps->pdf is thick even if I make 0.02cm lower while in LaTex->dvi->pdf is a nice slim line which I need. ...
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Missing vertical line in table [closed]

I'm new to LaTeX and learning quite quickly thanks to this site, among others that teach me quick fixes for my mistakes, but I can't seem to find a fix for this, I'm not able to draw the right border ...
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Top aligned tabular: \cline equivalent of \firsthline

When aligning tabular environments with the [t] option, one can use \firsthline (from the array package) instead of \hline when a line is required at the top of the table. Like so: ...
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Creating a particular environment with a left-side rule

I don't have much experience in creating environments, and my understanding of them allows me to create environments which do something at the beginning and at the end (like for instance, in a "proof" ...
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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 to 'shorten' \cline so that multiple groups in a table become visible?

I would like to construct a table which looks like a booktabs table (but without using the package booktabs). Instead of \cmidrule, I used \cline, which comes pretty close (see below), but the lines ...
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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 eliminate certain vertical lines in tables

I'd appreciate if somebody could help me with this. I'd like to eliminate the vertical lines of the 8th row. I haven't been able to get it. \begin{table} \footnotesize \begin{tabular}{| ...
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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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How to draw a horizontal line between middle of the page and one of the edges (in beamerposter)

I have a two column layout with beamerposter, where the columns are seperated by a vertical (thanks to egreg). Now I need the sections to be divided by horizontal lines that range from the edge of the ...
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How to draw a line between columns in beamerposter, reaching from header to bottom?

I am trying to make a poster using the beamerposter package and have a line below a header block (containing title, authors etc.). Now I want to draw a vertical line in the middle of the poster ...
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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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Changing properties of epigraphs using “epigraph” package

Please help me to figure out how to produce with that: I have the following code: \epigraph{«Теперь нам ясно, что вся структура теории чисел держится на одном основании, а именно, на алгоритме для ...
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How to draw a simple but beautiful decorative head-rule?

The picture shown below is the desired simple head-rule, but the rule width should be much thinner like 1pt. Real one: So how to use Tikz or other packages to draw this kind of line as a ...
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In a table how do I add vertical lines between each column?

I have this as my current table which is fine, but I would like there to be vertical lines too just to make it look that bit neater. I'd also like horizontal lines between each row but this would ...