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

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Why the horizontal line behaves differently in supertabular and tabular?

I have a problem using the supertabular package. Basically the horizontal lines, instead of stopping at the end of the table, continue until the end of the page. This is a self-explaining ...
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why is GnuPlot .tex to .pdf, large compared with raster images?

Raster scanned articles tend to be quite a bit larger than vector graphics based articles. In practice when I make a plot with gnuplot, the resulting pdf is large compared for what it displays. I look ...
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How to change line color in tabular?

How can I change the color of the lines (the frame) in a tabular environment? In the following MWE: \begin{tabular}{c|c|c} a&b&c \\ \hline d&e&f \\ \hline g&h&i \end{tabular} ...
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Why not use vertical lines ('|') in a tabular?

My question is a follow-up to the answer to a follow-up question, to be found here. ;) I'd like to know why one would advise against using vertical lines (via |) in a tabular (i.e. in ...
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Horizontal line not working?

I am trying to add a horizontal line in my document. \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \begin{center} \Huge CV \end{center} \line(1,0){250} \end{document} For some reason, \line(1,0){250} ...
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How do I increase the spacing between header text and the 'headrule' line with fancyhdr?

This is going to be something so obvious that I'm almost embarrassed to ask! I've been using fancyhdr to put some fancy headers and footers in my thesis template – in fact, doing what it says on the ...
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What is the best way to draw two lines in LaTeX?

Bill Bryson's book, The lost continent: travels in small-town America  has an unusual first paragraph opening style. It has the equivalent of a long equal sign, followed by the first three words ...
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Footnote separator for wrapped footnote

In a text I am writing I have a couple of quite long footnotes which start on one page and continue on the next one. In order to comply with style requirements the line separating the body text and ...
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How to prevent a page break between section title and colored rule?

I use \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} to customize the design of my sections, subsections... In particular, i have : \titleformat{\section}% {\large\sffamily\bfseries}% {My Section \arabic{section} ...
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\cline doesn't work

I'd like to draw a partial horizontal line just below of 'first second third' row, but \cline doesn't work. Any suggestion? \documentclass[table]{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to just show a part of lines inside a tabular

I am drawing a matrix as follows: \[\begin{tabular}{l|lllll|ll} & 0 & i & j & k & $\ldots$ & x & y \\ \hline 0 & 0 & $\ldots$ & $\ldots$ & $\ldots$ ...
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How do I get that line that represents a repeating author in a bibliography or works cited page?

As I understand it, when there are several bibliographic entries from the same author, you represent all subsequent entries with a line, like this: \bibent Nietzsche, Friedrich, and Walter A. ...
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Horizontal line of custom length like an —

Is there a way to get a custom-length horizontal line that appears like a "longer em-dash", if you will?
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Memoir: removing headrule in chapter page

How to remove headrule in chapter page without remove of footrule, eg, rule only in foot page in all pages, but without on chapter page, but headrule in others pages. \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} ...
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Long Underscore to Divide Sections of Text

Is there a way to write an underscore that extends along the full length of the page, to represent a break in sections? As of now, I'm using the \blank{?cm} command explained in this answer, but with ...
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Defining rules for line breaks in \newcommand

Thanks to the help of this answer, I've defined a command for creating a blank line: \newcommand{\blank}[1]{\rule{#1}{0.4pt}} However, because this is a user-defined command, LaTeX doesn't seem to ...
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Longtable and modified \footnoterule [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the footnote line (thickness, length) I want to modify the \footnoterule and still be able to use longtable but the following code doesn't compile: ...
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Horizontal lines touching the multicol column separator rule

Is there a possibility to put a horizontal line above and below a multicolumn output (using the multicol package) such that the horizontal lines touch the multicol column separator exactly at its ...
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tabular - \cline not working

I have this table \begin{tabular}{ | p{2cm} | p{4cm} | p{4cm} | p{4cm} | } \hline Název & \multicolumn{3}{ l }{vypsatZapojeniResiteluDoProjektu} \vline\\ \hline Popis & \multicolumn{3}{ l ...
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Anomalies and a question regarding a line-filling rule

I've created a command for filling a line with a black rectangle. It's called \fullrule, you can find it in the code below. I have several questions regarding this MWE: \documentclass[10pt]{article} ...
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Problem with LetLtxMacro

I'm trying to redefine \rule to make cleaner underscores, but my book file (in memoir class) is having problems with the following: \RequirePackage{letltxmacro} \LetLtxMacro{\oldrule}{\rule} ...
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Writing clean long underscores [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Long underscore in LaTeX I'm writing a document in which I encourage the reader to "fill in the blanks" in order to be actively engaged with the proof. Is there any way ...
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Rule before one new section

I use rule so as to separate the differents sections. I would like to automate this so as to use the following syntax : \section*{One day} \noindent\lipsum[1] \section*{Another day} ...
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How to make continuous (but breakable) vertical rule along left side of paragraph?

I'm looking for a way in Plain TeX to make a continuous vertical rule along the left side of a paragraph (or arbitrary block of text), such that it observes normal page-break rules. I started with the ...
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How to disable pagebreak on \hline in supertabular?

This is similar to How to disable pagebreak on \hline in longtable? but for supertabular or xtab: With \tabularnewline\hline I get pagebreaks (or in my case columnbreaks) before the hline, i.e. the ...
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Section heading, text embedded in horizontal rule

I would like to create section headings that look like this: -------------------- Some title -------------------- So a horizontal rule with text embedded in the middle. Should I use titlesec or ...
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Left-hand vertical rule applied to flalign environment with automatic pagebreak

I am referring to the coderule environment (see Override \centering to left justify an image) presented earlier by @TH as answer to the following question: Override \centering to left justify an image ...
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Vertically centered horizontal rule filling the rest of a line?

I'd like to have a horizontal line extending from the end of the text on a line to the right margin. So far I've found \hrulefill and \leaders\hrule\hfill, but these draw a line that's flush with the ...
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booktabs's horizontal rules aren't displayed with cifa document class

There seems to be a problem between the CIFA document class and the booktabs package. When I compile the following code, the horizontal lines are not displayed: \documentclass{cifa} ...
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Can I make some vertical material disappear if it occurs next to a page break?

I'd like to place a horizontal rule above each section title, to separate the new section from the text before it. But I don't want the rule to appear if the section begins on a new page, since that ...
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Extending the line drawn above footnotes

By default the line drawn where the footer begins is small in size. How can I make it bigger and make it match with the document text area size?
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Problem with putting an hrule in an subsubsection-like environment, when inside item environment?

I have made this command: \newcommand*{\example}[1]{% \needspace{3\baselineskip} \subsubsection{{\bf Example #1}{{\color{lightgray}\hrule width 22mm height 1.5pt}\hfill}}% } and it's working fine, ...
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How do I insert a border below text?

I want to emulate a feature from a few word processing programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer) where I could (somewhat) arbitrarily insert a bottom border below any text/paragraph. How can ...
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Vertical space between horizontal lines

I have defined a macro for 2 closely spaced horizontal lines, \newcommand{\myline}{\par\noindent% \rule{\linewidth}{1.5pt} \\[-0.80\baselineskip]% \rule{\linewidth}{0.8pt}} Now I noticed that when ...
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Shift horizontal line to the left

I am using a horizontal rule to to separate texts, and I would like the rule to start to the left of the current left margin. I am using the following code, but apparently it is not the correct way to ...
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Is it normal for BibTeX to replace similar author names with “------”?

In my .bib file, I have two entries with exactly the same author names: @article{Seshadrinathan2010A-Subjective-St, Author = {K. Seshadrinathan and R. Soundararajan and A. C. Bovik and L. K. ...
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Is there a command similar to \cline{i-j} but works with vertical line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create a vertical line in a table that spans a range of rows but not all rows The \cline command draws horizontal lines across the columns specified, beginning in column ...
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Can I have the \overfullrule rule colored in pdfLaTeX?

I know that I can use \overfullrule=5pt to get overfull lines marked with a black marker. I am using pdfLaTeX. Is there a way I can get this marker or something similar in magenta instead?
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Incomplete vertical line while creating a table

My code is as below. Last column line is splitted when I leave space between the rows. How can I get a solid vertical line? Please reply \begin{table}[h!] \caption{\textbf{$\alpha=10; U=1; ...
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How can I draw a line from margin to margin, if the text width has been adjusted using the changepage package?

I have a problem with drawing a line across the page (from margin to margin). I had to change default margins for title page (only for this page) and to do that I used changepage package. ...
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How to separate columns with a line in beamer(poster)?

\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} with the multicol package does not work. The beamer guide does not discuss this case for their columns environment... To be clear this is what I want ###### | ...
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Good Style of Creating a Signature all within LaTeX

I have a small task that involves trying to get a signature using LaTeX fonts. I want to be able to make the signature look as handwritten as possible (pen/marker) using the LaTeX fonts. Also like to ...
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Long underscore in LaTeX

In LaTeX, how would I make a long underscore? For example, Name _______ Signature _______
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Horizontal rule with adjustable height behaving like \cline{n-m}

How can I produce \noalign{\hrule height 1pt} only through a certain number of columns just like with \cline{n-m} (or basically \cline with adjustable thickness)? Fig. 1: The approximate objective ...
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Can LaTeX be used to make a sheet of blank lines?

Specifically, a bunch of them; for a sign-in sheet, list of signatures for a petition or a worksheet with short answer essay style questions.
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How to show the vertical line between two columns?

Simply using \twocolumn changes my document to look like this: -----HEADER---- ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### -----FOOTER---- But ...
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Setting caption/rule width in Algorithm2e algs

Many of the algorithms I have with the algorithm2e package do not extend across the page width. If I use the package's boxruled or ruled options, the result is a box or rule that extends the pagewidth ...
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Multirow and lines - how to draw line going through selected columns

I was wondering if it is possible to draw line which goes through some columns in table(not all columns). I have a table which looks like that \begin{longtable}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|} ...
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longtable: how to avoid duplicated midrules below table title?

I want to typeset a longtable which is structured by midrules, as the rows are divided in groups. If it happens (which is in general desirable!) that a group is not split by a page break, in other ...
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Changing thinness and form of a vertical line in a table

I am trying to create a cover page, where in the middle of the page i use tabularx (tabular could have been just as well) to split the width of the page in to two parts. I would like to know how ...