{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 rule under content

I would add a rule under CONTENTS like this: How can I do? I have to use some particular package?
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Misalignment of \vrule

I have been writing my thesis and there is this one problem that I cant seem to figure out why it happens: The following is a segment of the code from my thesis style sheet. This defines the first ...
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Page number in outer margin affects vertical ruler

I adapted the idea from here to place the page numbers in the outer margin. However, by doing so, the vertical ruler disappears. I first thought that adjusting the horizontal spacing parameters for ...
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Generate a square and line

how should i write a command to automatically place a box on the left side wherein this box can contain text and beside the box are lines which depends on an argument.
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How to place a center aligned rule on the left of a section title?

How can I achieve this effect? I have tried the following code: \parbox[c]{3.5cm}{\color{NavyBlue}{\rule{90px}{7px}}} \parbox[c]{6cm}{\section*{Section Title}} But the rule is not center ...
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How can I make a bold horizontal rule under each section title?

I want to place a long bold \hrule-type line under the \section to make it more distinctive. How can I do that?
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How to construct a logic argument with colored hline with length under control?

How to construct a logic argument like this one? I can construct it like this: Latex of my argument: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{newtxtext} \usepackage{newtxmath} ...
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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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Double vertical bars alongside statements of theorems

Prof. Hatcher describes a way to produce them in TeX here: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/AT/typography.html I would like to know if any of you guys knows of a way to generate them in LaTeX. ...
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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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Formatting table border and text alignment in LaTeX table

I have the following table in the .tex file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{document} \begin{table}[htbp] \centering \caption{Distribution of Number of Injured ...
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Adding borders to an entire row in a table

I have a table with multiple rows (a regression table). I would like to add a coloured border highlighting one particular variable. I have found a way to border one cell at a time but is there a way ...
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A Matrix with labels, dashed lines

I'm trying to TeX the following matrix, from Guillemin and Pollack (1.4 #13) The best I've been able to do is get the dashed lines with \[ \left( \begin{array}{c:c} B & C \\ \hdashline D ...
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How to include a long underscore before the \question command?

i am working with a simple question but i can't include underline before the \question. Code documentclass{myclass} \newcommand{\line}{\begin{tabular}{p{2cm}} \\[-.35em] \hline \end{tabular} } ...
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How Can I Draw a Horizontal Rule on a Beamer Handout?

I have a beamer handout with a 16-on-1 layout via \pgfpagesuselayout{16 on 1}. I would like to draw a horizontal rule beneath each row of slides so that the viewer is more easily led to read left to ...
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Multiple lines one below the other [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can LaTeX be used to make a sheet of blank lines? I try to create horizontal lines so that students exercise book to write the answer. I can not understand why the ...
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insert text into hrulefill

Is there a simple way to have text that looks like this? --- text --- where the --- fills a certain width? I've tried \centerline{\rule{2cm}{.4pt}text\rule{2cm}{.4pt}} but here if "text" is ...
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Bold fraction line

I would like to use a "bold style" for the fraction line in a math formula. I've seen it in some PDFs, but I do not know the proper command.
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Remove horizontal line from parrun

The parrun package places a horizontal line between its two blocks of text (fframe and sframe). There’s an example in this answer: How to use the parrun package. How can I suppress this line? The ...
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How to avoid a continuous fraction line going through the equals sign in MathJaX? [closed]

When I use Math.SE, and I type a equation such as: I get this continuous line. Is there a way to avoid this?
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Best way to insert a horizontal cut line with a scissor symbol

What's the best way to insert a horizonal dashed line with a scissor symbol to indicate that the paper should be cut with a scissor along this line? If you have multiple layout alternatives without ...
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Footnote rule in beamer showing too early with overlays

Consider the following MWE : \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{itemize}[<+->] \item item \item item\footnote<.->{footnote} \item item \end{itemize} ...
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create a horizonal line having the length of the text

I would insert two horizontal line here an example: ------- Foo ------- I had used hrulefill but the line has the length of the page.
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How to set headsepline length?

I'm writing a document using scrbook document class and while I was able to set up all header and footer apparence, I can't find a way to set headsepline length (seems to follow \textwidth settings, ...
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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 line from top margin of page to current positon

I'm struggling with this really simple (vanilla plainTeX) trick, which I'm not able to crack... How does one draw a vertical (i.e. perpendicular to the horizon) line that leads from the top (or top ...
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Four panel, image with borders

I am trying to make a landscape PDF with borders (4) where I will place 4 figures. Ideally the line would be 3 point in width...I have attached a JPG of what I am thinking. I would like to place ...
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How to format an email conversation?

I am currently writing my thesis and need to include a bunch of email conversions. I am using classicthesis. I wonder, how you would format stacked conversions. Moreover, how would you deal with the ...
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Frame line width within DefineVerbatimEnvironment

I am trying to define an environment which requires a frame line as wide as \textwidth \DefineVerbatimEnvironment% {code}{Verbatim}{...,frame=lines,% xleftmargin=7pt,fontsize=...} I ...
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Highlight table cells using thick, colored border

I'd like to highlight certain cells of my table. In particular, I'd like to set the border of these sells colored and thick. These cells should also have a background color. Here's a minimal example ...
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A thicker wave underline

I have found \uwave in the ulem package, and its definition in ulem.sty: % Now define various special underlines. All the definitions go like % \def \command {\bgroup \markoverwith{something} \ULon} ...
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Avoiding bottomrule to go to next page [duplicate]

Sometimes my longtable bottom rules end up in the following page. How do I avoid that?
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Vertical alignment in multicol

In the following code the horizontal rules on the right don't line up in all cases with the horizontal rules on the left. It seems to be related to the text content. How can I fix this in such a way ...
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How can I know the default PGF line width?

Is there some macro that will tell me what the default PGF line width is? I have tried creating my own macro by cloning \pgflinewidth before it has been modified, i.e. ...
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What is the thickness of \hrulefill

This seems like a simple question ... I know from this question that \hrule and presumably \hrulefill have a thickness of 0.4pt. I think \hrule is a primitive, so does that mean that you cannot ...
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\hhline adds white line where no line is intended

In a table, containing colored cells, i want to have a \hline dividing only some cells, similar to \cline but compatible with coloring single cells with \cellcolor, which is possible by using \hhline ...
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Vertical line in longtable

I would like my vertical line to be slightly detached from the horizontal lines. I am using \usepackage{longtable}. \footnotesize \begin{longtable}{r | p{10cm}} \caption{My caption 1\label{1}}\\ ...
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\cellcolor overwrites table lines

I have a table which I want to fill with multiple colors, each cell possibly different from another. Which means, I can't make use of e.g. \columncolor (as in this post). While the table without any ...
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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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Extra vertical space after \hline causes a gap in the right border of an array

I wanted to put a bit of space after an \hline in an array; the main suggestion floating round the Internet seems to be to use \hline \\ [-1.5ex] Unfortunately, this causes a gap in the line on the ...
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Long vertical bar on titlepage with rotated text

Is there a nice and easy way to include a vertical colored bar on the titlepage with some rotated text? I would like to have something similar to ERDC sample, but covering the left 5cm of the page ...
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Table of Contents horizontal lines

How can I put horizontal lines before and after my Table of Contents entries? To illustrate the look and feel I am after, please take a look at this image: I would like to understand how to do the ...
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Remove border of top left table cell

I want to remove the border of the top left table cell (top-border and left border of this cell). My table looks like this: \begin{table}[!ht] \centering \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|} ...
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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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Add indent to \footnoterule

I would like to show the footnote rule with the same indentation as the footnote. I have tried with something like \renewcommand\footnoterule{% \kern-3\p@ \rule{.4\columnwidth}{0.4pt} ...
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colortbl stepping on midrules in booktabs

I'm using booktabs and colortbl. I'm get a very annoying problem of the color table overlapping a horizontal rule. Maybe pixel snapping problem or something, but I can't make it go away. And I ...
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colored rule and reference current column width in vwcol

I would like to have colored vertical rules separating columns in the vwcol package and some method of referring to the current column width in the vwcol package. We show a vwcol example and then ...
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How can set \rule after \section if \section is renew?

How can I set \rule after \section if \section is renewed? This doesn't work: \let\oldsection\section \renewcommand{\section}{% \newpage% \oldsection% ...
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Horizontal line in \moderncvtheme[…]{classic}

I have a question about moderncv. I want to work with the moderncv style classic. But I found out, that the theme casual produces a horizontal line underneath the name. Is it possible, to get the same ...
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Weird imperfect table, horizontal line overflow

I've this weird problem where the horizontal lines in a table are overflowing. It might be due to one of the many packages, I'm not sure. Is there a way to forcefully fix the table border. The latex ...