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

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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 ...
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prevent “action” if top of page

I have a manual list of stuff that are sometimes separated by an hrule(or my own custom ruler) for visual purposes. Sometimes the hrule ends at the top or bottom of a page which makes it useless. Is ...
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pdfpages doesn't allow me to draw a thick horizontal line in “tabular”

I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{caption,sansmath} \usepackage{array} \DeclareCaptionFont{sansmath}{\sansmath} \captionsetup{textfont={sf,sansmath}} ...
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How to remove horizontal lines around figures for htlatex output

htlatex adds horizontal lines around figures floats. For instance, the HTML output for the following tex: \begin{figure} \begin{centering} \includegraphics{photo.png} \end{centering} \end{figure} ...
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Fancy style section titles for a resume

I'm wondering if exists a way in LaTeX to create a section title style (for a resume) like this: --------------------Education------------------- There's for sure a wrong way, simply adding - sign ...
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Create separator lines for algorithm captions in algorithm2e

How I can generate separator lines for captions as follows in algorithm2e? Algorithm 1: Generate Separator Line
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How to place text between two columns and which breaks the rule dividing them in ConTeXt?

I have two paragraphs of instructions and I need to indicate to readers that they have a choice of one or another. I am using this code, to put the data into different columns, with a line between: ...
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How to remove header bar in fancyhdr's \pagestyle{fancy} [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the top horizontal bar in fancyhdr? I am working on my report and found one example. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{fancyhdr} ...
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Table with horizontal line that doesn't span all columns [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I draw a horizontal line spanning only some of the table cells? I need to recreate table 12 of this document manually (because unfortunately this automatic ...
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Amount of space between text and a line containing a \rule

If a \rule is placed below a line of text, some space is inserted between the line and the rule. Usually, the amount of space appears to precisely add the difference to the height of the current font ...
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Specific section format

I'd like to use titlesec to typeset a section header that would look like this: --------- Name of Section ------------ (the ---- would be a rule, and the entire section header would be centered) ...
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Tabular: set a line between each row in \newenvironment

I have created a particular table with 3 columns using \newenvironment. Now I want to put a line between each row and from the 2th to the 3th column. I know it is possible to add \cmidrule{2-3} at the ...
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Headrule length in fancyhdr

Using the fancyhdr package, is it possible to change(increase or decrease) the headrule length without changing the header length? In the picture related, one can see that the headrule rectangle(in ...
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Leftbar in align environment

We have to mark lines in a LaTeX document by vertical lines in the left margin of the site. An excellent solution outside of align environments is the leftbar environment (framed package): ...
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\hline spacing warning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the \rule equivalent for \hrule? How do I get spacing after a hline without an error? Here is what I currently have: End of content\\[5pt] \hline\\[5pt] But ...
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How to make horizontal lines thicker?

I am customizing the section module following the tutorial here http://blog.scribtex.com/how-to-write-a-latex-class-file-and-design-yo How do I make the [\titlerule] % Inserts a ...
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\hrule screws up minipage right indent

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[ top=0.75in, bottom=0.75in, left=0.75in, right=0.75in, textheight=8.75in ]{geometry} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} \setlength{\parskip}{0pt} ...
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How to add a line between chapter number and chapter title

I was wondering if there was a way to add a line between chapter number and chapter title. As in, what I am getting now is this: What I want is a horizontal line as shown: of the same color ...
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Horizontal line in Algorithmic Environment

I'd like to separate two sections in an algorithmic environment with a horizontal line, like: ------------- Algorithm 1: MyAlgorithm ------------- Part 1: Do some stuff ------------- Part 2: ...
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Inconsistent appearance of white \hline on black background

Are there known issues with the appearance of white text on black background? When I use several \hline in a table I get different appearances for the lines. It could appear as normal or weak or ...
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Formatting chapter in memoir

I'm trying to reproduce this chapter heading (Styling my section/chapter) in memoir. This is more or less working with the following code: \documentclass[11pt,oneside]{memoir} \usepackage{blindtext} ...
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LaTeX Expert in the World [closed]

Who knows LaTeX the best in the whole world? I'm just a newbie to the wonderful world of LaTeX and I'm wondering who's the go-to-guy (or girl) for help.
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Bold \hlines for longtable

I've searched the topic and found the following two answers. Answer 1. LaTeX tables: How do I make bold horizontal lines (typically \hline)? The best answer suggests to use booktabs. However ...
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algorithm2e-Drawing vertical dashed rules

In the following code, I would like to produce dashes lines instead of normal ones. The three HERE indicate where the code draws the lines. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Horizontal and Dashed lines in caption

What I'm looking to do is caption a graph with something like "It can be seen from x (solid line) and y (dashed line)" Where "solid line" and "dashed line" are replaced by two solid and dashed ...
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custom header text and headrule

Using mweclass LaTeX class (report based) is writing a document as follows: \documentclass{mweclass} \title{MWE} \author{J. Doe} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{mwetest} \maketitle ...
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Linux Biolinum O messes up moderncv Package

Take the template.tex example file from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/moderncv/examples and add these two lines: \usepackage{fontspec} \setsansfont{Linux Biolinum O} Then run ...
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Dashed draw with a node including a fraction

Is this intended behavior (with plain XeTeX): \input tikz \tikz\draw[dashed] node {$3T\over4$}; \bye It renders as: !? The fraction line is dashed, too! Is this intentional? Is there something I ...
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Dynamic signature/date line

I'm trying to create a signature and date line in a document. I need the date line to always be in the same spot on the page no matter what name is under the signature line, such as: ...
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Draw a line through one column of a matrix

I'd like to "cancel" (draw a line through) a column of a matrix (using \begin{pmatrix}..\end{pmatrix}). How can I do this?
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\rule command constructing line not extending far enough left

I am trying to put a horizontal line between homework problems, like this: \begin{description} %stuff . . . \rule{\linewidth}{0.4mm} \item[Exercise 1] %stuff \rule{\linewidth}{0.4mm} ...
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Listings with rule above caption to look like \floatstyle{ruled}

I am using the listings package. I would like my listings to have a heavy rule above the caption, so it looks like the \floatstyle{ruled}. So it would look like: a bold line === caption ...
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How to leave underscored white space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Long underscore in LaTeX I am not even sure if there isn't a proper typographical term for this thing. I use it for a questionnaire, where I have questions like: I ...