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

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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 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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color a column red in a table

When I try to color a column red, it seems that white lines begin to emerge. Additionally the \hline changes width depending on how you zoom into the document in pdf format. It look as if the color ...
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set the length of the column separation rule in multicols

I have trouble to make the line which separates two columns in a multicols environment reaching the bottom of the columns. \setlength{\columnseprule}{1pt} is managing the rule width. Is there ...
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Using vertical line column separator in tabular between JUST TWO cells

I'm trying to do long division using tabular environment. Here is the code: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage{multirow} \begin{document} \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{c@{} c@{} c@{} c@{} c@{} ...
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Horizontal Line in footer which ignores the margin

How can I add a horizontal line in the footer which spans the entire width of the page? \renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt} is giving a line which is inside the margin only.
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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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Tight horizontal lines around a block of text

I wish to create a block of text with tight horizontal lines above and below, e.g. This is a paragraph. The following example seems to produce more space between the paragraph and the horizontal ...
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fancyhdr - Header Line is removed on beginning of chapter

When compiling the code below, there is no line in the header in the beginning of the chapter. How do I change it such that the header looks the same on all pages? Thanks \documentclass{report} ...
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Tikz-timing table dashed vertlines

I'm in a tikztimingtable environment and want to include dashed vertical lines after every period width (the default number/spacing). What I currently have (code below) gives me solid gray lines, but ...
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ConTeXt: Set mixedcolumns maximum height for vertical rule

Background Looking to ensure that the height of a vertical rule for the first page of a section is the same as the subsequent sections. Code Minimum working example to illustrate the issue: ...
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Switch off booktabs for one table only

I am using the booktabs package in basically all my papers to present tables with results or descriptive statistics. However, I need to show a schematic choice in a table, and for that I need a proper ...
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\hrulefill suddenly disappearing

I am writing a quote using the csquote package and the Tex code is: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Place chapter title between two lines

I want to place a chapter title between two lines. The lines shall be on the left and the right side of the centered title like in this screenshot: Note that the lines are slightly overhanging the ...
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Make a horizontal line from the current indented location to the right margin

I want to be able to do something like: \hspace{2cm} \hrule and have LaTeX give me a line that goes from 2cm past the left margin, to the right margin. I've looked around and as a LaTeX newbie it ...
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How can I change the thickness of \hrulefill [duplicate]

I am writing a worksheet for a math ed class. I am asking questions and would like the answer lines to start as soon as the question ends, and not the next line. This is partly because I want to start ...
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Adding dashed line below element in matrix

Consider the following code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage{easybmat} \title{Test} \author{Bob} \date{} \begin{document} ...
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Is it possible to use \cline multiple times when using multirow?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{multirow} \begin{document} \begin{table}[ht] \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}\cline{3-8} ...
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how can I draw a vertical line between two specific columns in multicol environment

Trying to have a vertical line between the 4th and the 5th column in a multicol environment. \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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How to draw a double \hline in a table without interrupting vertical lines

I need to draw a double line after the first row in a table, but when using \hline twice, this interrupts the vertical lines: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|} \hline ...
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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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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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Center hrule in the middle of the page

I would like to center a horizontal line on my page and I would like the width of this line to be half \textwidth. Here is what I tried but it doesn't work : \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Double line for header/footer rules

I want to create a fancy header/footer rule in Exam document class. I have tried what is at http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/89569/custom-header-footer-rules-fancyhdr and Custom header/footer ...
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titleps multiple headers does not accept rule changes

I want to use several different headers and footers in a document. After a lot of trying I have decided to use titleps as the way to go, as I in any case redefine the sections, subsections, etc. ...
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Use the content of a counter in cline

consider the following example: \newcounter{cnt} \setcounter{cnt}{3} \begin{tabular}{l|l|l|} \cline{2-3} a & b & c \end{tabular} I have a package that generates tables with a ...
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How to create this table for multi-line rotated text and thick vertical lines?

I want to create the table below and I am not sure how to do it. I also want the lines that say, "Long line of text really long" to be wrapped, and take up 2 instead of 1 so that the table isn't as ...
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chapter style latex horizontal line

I want a chapter style like this: 1 ------chapter name------------- text text text text tex t text text text text t I have come this far: ...
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Using elastic lengths — when do they work?

I was wondering why elastic lengths like \fill seem to work only under certain conditions. For instance if I write A \hspace{\fill} B I get A left aligned, B right aligned as wanted. If however ...
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Enable footnote rule only for split footnotes

I am using \usepackage[norule]{footmisc} to disable the horizontal rule separating my footnotes from the bodytext of my document. However, I would like to keep this rule in the case that the top line ...
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Customizing the `\columnseprule` in a `\multicols` environment

In OpenOffice and LibreOffice, one can specify the height (depth?) of the column separator rule in a multi-column section. It can be e.g. 50% of the columns’ height. I would like to be able to do the ...
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No horizontal bar in table for space between column

I'm trying to create a table with underlined column groupings. I have an extra space between the groupings using @{\hskip 1cm}, but I don't want the underlining to extend over this extra space. Is ...
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Variable-width horizontal rules with \cline intrude cell text

I have come to learn how to make a variable-width horizontal rule with \hline from the LaTeX companion and with \cline from Horizontal rule with adjustable height behaving like \cline{n-m}. But the ...
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two horizontal lines in header

I need to reproduce the following header format: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \cfoot{} \lhead{\thepage}
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How to add vertical lines (rules) to the left of first column and right of last column using multicol package

When using the package multicol for say 2 columns, the output is ....|.... using the code below. I'd like a way to add a rule to the left of the first column and to the right of the last column, so ...
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split a horizontal line into serveral lines in a table

I know \cline{i-j} to span a line from column i to j. But if in one line, I want a line only spanning from {1-1} and then {3-3} for example, how can I make it? | a | b | c | -- -- |d | e | f | ...
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How to color my (custom) lines/rules in a table contained by mdframed?

As a follow up to my recent question: Now I'd like to put some color on to that line/rule. In the MWE below, \arrayrulecolor{blue}\mycline{1-1} throws an error (undefined control sequence with respect ...
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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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Changing whether the footer rule is present

I would like the footer to be different after the first page of my problem sheet document I have implemented the following: \fancypagestyle{questions} { \fancyhf{}% Delete the current section ...
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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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overfull hbox when I insert hline

I've got an issue related to table of contents. I want a horizontal line before each section, so I put \renewcommand{\cftsecfont}{ \hline %other stuff that I need } This is perfect in terms of ...
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How to put label on top of an inference rule (bussproofs package)?

I use bussproofs (instead of mathpartir) to layout inference rules. bussproofs can place labels to the left and to the right of a rule, but not on top of a rule (like mathpartir can do). Is there an ...
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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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What is the code for creating a space for the name and date for a child's worksheet?

For example I want my worksheet to look like this: Name: ____________ Date: ____________ Vowels and Consonants
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Horizontal line under chapters in a multicolumn ToC

I have a document that contains a multicolumn ToC made with \usepackage[toc]{multitoc} \renewcommand*{\multicolumntoc}{3} I use the following command to make chapters and add them to the ToC, as I ...
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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 ...