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

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Is it possible to produce a comparison network

Is it possible to produce a comparison network, similar to the one shown in the diagram here: I've looked at using \rule's, but I can't get them to produce lines in my code. Also how can I add a ...
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How to change the vruler font size and how to hide the particular page

I am using the vruler package for creating the line numbers. My need is to adjust the vruler fontsize slightly big. I don't know how to adjust the vruler font size. The second thing is I am creating ...
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i want the header line to reach over both the text and the marginnotes

I'm making a document with document class scrreprt, and used this to get the page numbering on the top of the pages, and a line on the top of the page \documentclass[11pt, twoside=semi, ...
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Very slight discontinuities in table borders

Tables in LaTeX all seem to have slight discontinuities in the outside vertical borders - little notches that are only really visible if you zoom in. Example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Help understanding Rules and Leaders in a memoir chapter head

In another post I was given the code to create a header for my Memoir chapter. I wanted some text between a horizontal double-rule, like so: ========= Hello World======== Chapter Name (see ...
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How to use booktab or type this Table in REVTex4 / REVTex4-1

I wish to type this table in REVTex, however, the code below does not work for \documentclass{revtex4} but only for \documentclass{article}: \documentclass{revtex4} ...
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Redefining \toprule to default line thickness to use in tables

How can I change the width of a line in a table produced by \toprule to a default of 0.25em? I know it would be something along the lines of \renewcommand{\toprule}{??} but what would be in the ...
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Tabular with automatic \hline

Is there a package or simple command that will insert an \hline after every line in a tabular environment? It is rather annoying to do it all manually, and it seems like there should be a simple way ...
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Extending a line in the Table

I wish to have a Table setting like the following graph with an extra line inserted between a and b. Namely, I wish to extend the line separating 1, 4 and 2, 5 to the line separating a and b. The ...
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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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Conditional table construction with datatool

The following minimal example creates a 3-row table width a horizontal rule separating rows 2 and 3: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents,datatool,booktabs} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} ...
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How do I add text above a long underscore in Plain Tex?

This is a follow-up to this question and the requirement for Plain TeX is still in place. I am trying to create the effect of floating a string (date) above the long underscore I create using the ...
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What should i do to put dash along the question itself? [duplicate]

I need to give a answer line along the question. what should I do? That is if I have a question like this.. The value of $\sin^2\theta+\cos^2\theta=______________$ What should I do to put dash ...
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LyX command(s) to insert WYSIWYG horizontal line, for keyboard shortcut

Using the menu entry Insert > Formatting > Horizontal Line I can insert a WYSIWYG horizontal line into a LyX document. I want to figure out the internal command(s) used to do this so I can set up a ...
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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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ConTeXt: How to prevent new paragraph after \hrule in section heading?

I'm using ConTeXt, and trying to setup my document's subsection headings to start with a colored rule. However, any way I've tried doing this results in a rule placed a line higher than the heading ...
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How to add a footnote separator rule

I'm using \documentclass{IEEEtran}. I've tried the following but it doesn't work. \usepackage{fancyhdr} \renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}
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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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Is there a way to reduce the gap between double hlines (\hline\hline) in the tabular environment?

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{c | c} cell 1,1 & cell 1,2\\ \hline\hline cell 2,1 & cell 2,2\\ \end{tabular} \end{document} I would like to reduce ...
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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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The vertical lines in my tabular environment are scattered

I'm using pdflatex and have some trouble: the vertical lines in my tabular environment are all scattered. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{| l | c | l |} \hline ...
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How do I make a long underscore in Plain TeX?

I have looked at this question as well as here and here but I cannot figure out how to produce a long underscore in plain TeX, as in the following example. Date _____________________________ The ...
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Positioning of \hrule and \vrule

I try to construct a symbol from 4 rules, one horizontal and three vertical ones. \showoutput gives me the correct dimensions for all of them (see below). However, the horizontal one somehow ...
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How do I make a very, VERY specific horizontal line?

I am having a lot of trouble while formatting my resume. Everything is done except for one last feather in my cap: I want to have a horizontal line (below the name title) that starts at the left side ...
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vspace gets extremely large

I'm just writing my bachelor thesis and i got into some problems with vspace. To seperate definitions, theorems and so on, from the rest of the text i defined the following environment: ...
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\midrule splits vertical lines in table

I realise that the booktabs package does not want me to use vertical lines in my tables. However, I like vertical lines in my tables. Therefore, I am hoping there is a workaround to a problem that ...
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Unboxing \hrule's?

How do you unbox \hrules such as in this code sample: \setbox0=\vbox{1\hrule2\hfil\break3} \unvbox0 \setbox0=\lastbox % line 3 \unskip % \baselineskip \unpenalty % \break ...
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header rule margin with boxes

I'm creating a document with a box in the header and an other one in the footer. But I would like to have the same space between the bottom of the top box and header rule and between the top of the ...
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Horizontal line spanning the entire document in LaTeX

I have used the \hrulefill command to create a horizontal rule, along with some other commands. In each case I have the rules extended up to the margin. I want the rule width to be controllable, i.e. ...
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Length of horizontal footnote separator [duplicate]

I need to reduce the length of the horizontal line that separates text body from footnotes. I am a beginner, using report document class.
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lines above and below section

I'm currently using the code below for making section-like titles in a two-column document \newcommand{\titulo}[1] { \par\medskip \begin{noindent} \rule{\linewidth}{0.8pt} ...
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Beautify whitespace in math environment with aligned with hline

I'm kind of surprised I can't find this issue already addressed somewhere, it seems so basic: I want to typeset basic algebra solutions where you write an equation and then under it you write what ...
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How can I make a postcard template?

I would like to print some of my holiday photos as postcards. But sadly, all companies I have seen so far do not offer easy possibilities to create the back of the post card. So I want to make a ...
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move \footnoterule to right

I would like to move a \footnoterule to right, by 3cm, to be aligned with a footgroup moved to right by 3 cm. I know that footnote rule use a \hrule To move the rule, I should put it in a \vbox, and ...
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vertical line in tabular and size

In the code below, how do I add a vertical line to separate the second column from everything to the right of it? Also, the content of the table is too wide horizontally. I can see though that if ...
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Horizontal line within a line of text

You may know that in moderncv there is a horizontal line at the left of each section. I want to print this at the right of the section title too, just like this: My current code is as follows: ...
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Overline thickness

Is there a way in latex to change the vertical thickness (height) of the line generated by the \overline command? \[ \overline{\overline{A \vee B}} = \overline{\overline{A} \wedge \overline{B}} \]
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Getting \rule to automatically break across lines

I am currently using \rule to insert blank lines into paragraphs of text in a document though the lines often go past the document margins. I know I can use \hrulefill to stay within the margins, but ...
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Lower hrulefill inside tabu

I'm trying to make a paper form. I want to draw a horizontal line for people to write on. I want that line below the baseline. I found a TUGboat on making forms that defines an \xfill command that ...
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Double lines and centered stars in a table

I have a table, but I have a problem with formatting it: \begin{table}[H] \centering % used for centering table \begin{tabular}{p{5cm} c c c c} \\ Case & Entscheidungsbäume & Neuronale ...
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Extend vertical line in table

The following code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \begin{table}[t] \centering \begin{tabular}{c|cccccccc} \hline id & \multicolumn{4}{c|}{Col1} & \multicolumn{4}{c}{Col2}\\ ...
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Problem with framelines in tables

I am having a problem with LaTeX at the moment, which I seem completely incapable of solving. I am trying to create a simple table which has 4 columns and (should have in the end) 36 rows, including a ...
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Creating lists with items separated by a rule

How can I create a list in which a rule is automatically inserted between each pair of items?
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Resume header - format the line in the header

In resume class, when the file is created in the header is a long horizontal line. And this line appears on every page. How can I format the header to have the line only on the first page, but not on ...
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Colored horizontal line between two text

How I can get color horizontal line between two text ? I am using command \rule{16cm}{1mm}., Can any one suggest how to change the color of horizontal line.
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\arrayrulewidth does not work - different thickness

I´m using \arrayrulewidth to specify my rule´s width/thickness, e.g. in tables: \taburulecolor{title} \arrayrulewidth=1pt \setlength{\arrayrulewidth}{1pt} % Definiert die Liniendicke von Trennlinien ...
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How can I make a horizontal dashed line?

How can I make a horizontal dashed line in LaTeX? Just writing lots of single dashes results in a continuous horizontal line.
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How to slash number at the picture below?

How to slash numbers how it done at the picture? It's the part of equation: \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb,amsthm,mathtools} ... \[ \begin{Bmatrix} (000)\\ ...
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Adding a hrule between hboxes decreases their vertical distance

Using pdftex. Given two sample programs test0.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hbox{Y} } \bye test1.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hrule \hbox{Y} } \bye gives the following outputs. test0.png test1.png So, ...
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How to add horizontal line after references (biblatex) and glossary title?

I need to have horizontal lines after each title. For table of contents this works with: \renewcommand{\cftaftertoctitle}{\vskip 3em \auftaktvz} and ...