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

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Width of epigraphs

How can I set the width of an epigraph for automatic fitting of text inside epigraph? I would like that the line between text and source have the same width of the above text. This in every epigraph! ...
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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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Horizontal line in a pbox

While creating a quiz, I needed to format logical arguments, which our textbook presents as a list of premises, one per line, then a horizontal rule as wide as the widest premise, and the conclusion ...
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Style Parcolumns vertical bar

How can I style the vertical bar in parcolumns that appears when using rulebetween=true? I am trying to do something similar to what you can do with \vrule like the below: ...
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How to separate beamer columns with vertical lines

I am using the columns environment with beamer. \begin{columns}[c] \begin{column}{0.5\textwidth} \includegraphics<1>[width=0.35\textwidth]{dictmat-4.png} \end{column} \hspace{-50pt} ...
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Custom vertical page border

I wanted to have a vertical colored bar running on all my pages, to the left of the page, in between the beginning of the sheet and the beginning of the text. Something like: |\| text | |\| text ...
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Problems with \toprule and \midrule in a table

Having the following siunitx table code in LyX, for each occurrence of \toprule and \midrule I obtain an error message: The control sequence at the end of the top line of your error message was ...
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How to remove line in header?

I am using mdframed in header but line still appears as shown below. How can I remove that line?. Regards
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Two horizontal lines above and under chapter-entry [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Title between lines Can anybody please tell me how to get horizontal lines above and under the \chapter{MyChapter}? Here is an example:
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Add a hrule to only chapter not numbered

I am thinking of adding a hrule to only chapters that are not numbered, in other words the chapters created using chapter*{}. I thought of using the titlesec package- My problem is that I cannot find ...
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Rule between environments (no spacing!)

I want to place a rule between two centered tabulars like the following example. But I am not able to control the correct spacing of 2mm in between the rule. Can somebody maybe explain :-) what should ...
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Ruler below chapter heading [duplicate]

I am writing my thesis work using Lyx. Could anyone please help me with the code for positioning a ruler below the chapter title? The code I have doesn't display any ruler below the chapter title. ...
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Custom header/footer rules (fancyhdr?)

I want to be able to customize my header/footer so far that I can change the rules that separate it from the document. Look for example at http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/appnotes/00734b.pdf ...
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Two rules directly under each other

I'm trying to make two rules of different length (fatness) directly under each other, something like: -------------------- ==================== Where = is a fatter line than -. The vertical space ...
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Inserting a line to separate the text and the margin note

How can I insert a vertical line through a whole page to separate the text and the margin notes?
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Problem with \hline and reference

I am trying to end my table with a \hline. My tex is as follows \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{ l | c || r } \hline 1 & 2 & 3 \\ \hline 4 & 5 & 6 \\ \hline 7 & 8 & 9 \\ ...
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Vertical table lines are discontinuous with booktabs

I created a table in LaTeX, but there are some problems with the borders. The borders remain open whereas I want them closed. Also, in the last row, I want the vertical line gone, ie I want just one ...
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How to change the shaded color of the \rule{…}{…} command?

To change the shaded color of the \rule{...}{...} command, one solution is \textcolor‎{‎blue‎}{\rule{2cm}{2cm}}‎ but I want to know how can I directly change the color of this command globally?
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How to render a double bottom border on a single table cell?

How to render a double bottom border on a single table cell? In the example table, \begin{table}[htbp] \begin{tabular}{|l|r|r|} \hline Item & Sales & Total \\ \hline Item 1 & 10 & ...
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Add a rule underneath “Figure 1”

I want to add a line beneath the figure caption such as Figure 1 Figure caption text here.... I managed to include a newline, change the color and look of the caption via caption package: ...
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How can I supress horizontal rules in newlfm letterhead?

I'm trying to use the newlfm package to put together a LaTeX letterhead. (Thankfully, my college's letterhead is text-only, so I don't have to worry about fancy logos or the like.) I've gotten ...
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Title between lines

So I want to have one line above and one under the title of a chapter in scrreprt, like: _________________________________________________ 1. Introduction ...
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fbox drawn incorrectly after \noindent

What's going on here that the first and last \fbox are not getting drawn correctly when immediately following \noindent? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-node} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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Adjusting the height of \vline

Is there a way to adjust the height of \vline?
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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 ...