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

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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 ...
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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?