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

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Centered vertical rule in a displaymath

How would I place a centered vertical rule that separates two regions of text in a displaymath environoment? The effect I want is described below. Thanks! \[ 3x + 2 = 6 | x + 5 = 7 -2 = ...
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Algorithm environment, defining a custom style

I'm currently using the following mwe \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algpseudocode} \usepackage[plain]{algorithm} \begin{document} \begin{algorithm}[H] \hrule \vspace{0.5em} \caption{Euclide's ...
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Showing how to solve an equation in LaTeX

Is there a package that would allow me to draw a horizontal line in math mode, like what is suggested below? \begin{align*} x + 2 &= 3\\ % First equation -2 &= -2\\ % Second equation %% ...
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Placing text between horizontal lines generated by \rule: equispacing

How to fix the vertical spacing between the text and the lines? In the following MWE the vertical space between the text and the line below it is much greater than the vertical space between the text ...
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Vertical lines in LaTeX (tabular vs pgfplotstabletypeset)

Why don't these 2 tables have identical vertical lines? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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\vline for a table

I am using the tabular environment with 3 columns in LaTeX. I want to separate column 1 from columns 2 and 3 using a vertical line. Right now I can only create a vertical line in each row separately, ...
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Horizontal line in the middle (text alignment)

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb,amsthm} \begin{document} \begin{gather*} y=3x-6 --- {1}\\ y=-x+5 --- {2}\\ \end{gather*} \end{document} Picture: How do I join ...
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Listings: line number separator rule

Here I found a similar question with horizontal rule, which answer I don't understand to a degree I could use it to solve my problem: Adding a horizontal rule between caption and lstlisting inside a ...
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Underline a page head

I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \makeatletter \renewcommand\ps@headings{ \def\@evenhead{foo bar} \def\@oddhead{foo bar} } \makeatother \begin{document} \pagestyle{headings} ...
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\hrule with vertical margin

Is it possible to specify a vertical margin for \rule or \hrule? When I say abc \hrule def the line "touches" the text above and below, so I would like it to have a margin of about 1mm.
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hrule inside minipage refuses to show up

Inside a minipage, \hrule doesn't seem to do anything unless there is already some material inside the minipage. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \hrule width\textwidth\relax \noindent ...
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How to change width of concrete \hline in table?

How can I change concrete \hline width? Maybe does anything exist like \hline[2mm]? PS: \setlength{\arrayrulewidth}{2mm} is inadequate in my situation because it changes all lines width in a table.
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Remove whitespace generated with \rule [duplicate]

I am trying to create a simple edge border to an a4 sheet using the \rule command \newgeometry{left=0cm,right=0cm, top=0cm, bottom=0cm} \hbox{ % Horizontal box %\hspace*{0.1\textwidth} % Whitespace ...
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Best way to include a line under title

I'm trying have a line that spans the width of the page after my name and title. Something that looks similar to this: I am hoping that there's a document class that will allow me to do it easily, ...
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insert \hline in datatool importing .csv

I'm trying make a table with the datatool package and a .csv created from an Excel file. I'd like this code to be as generic as possible since I will have to import a lot of .csv in this document. ...
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Memoir: Change color of header rule when using a copied pagestyle

Using memoir class, I am trying to change the color of the header's rule as proposed in Set header and footer rule color in memoir. However, the following code won't change the rule's color: ...
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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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Formatting a specific cell in a table

I am trying to format a table with no success. I basically trying to add a line after the case 3 (first set). There should basically be a separation between the first set of cases (after -7) with the ...
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Divide hline when double lines for columns appear, so to make separated columns

I want to create a table where for each cell, its lines do not cross the lines of other cells. Here is a minimal example \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{*{2}{|c|}}\hline ...
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How to get row height in tabular?

I want to calculate row height that I could change tabular vertical rule. Everything is fine if I don't use superscript. But with superscript I don't get correct height of vertical line (\vline). ...
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Some logic for the epigraph length

In the beginning I wanted a way to specify the rule length for each \epigraph call. But after the suggestion given here, I ended up with some code that calculates the length of the rule like this: it ...
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Can I draw an end-of-proof box this way with \hrule and \vrule?

Does this end-of-proof box look all right? \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\proofbox}{\vbox{\hrule height0.75pt\hbox{\vrule height1ex width0.75pt\hskip0.5em\vrule width0.75pt}\hrule ...
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Last column vertical rule missing

I'm dealing with the powerful tabularx environment. I was able to obtain a nice table, except for the last column. I need seven columns in total, but at the end I got another half column. I can't ...
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How can I draw a vertical line on a slide in beamer without affecting the positions of any other elements on the page?

Consider the following beamer frame \begin{frame} \frametitle{Foo Bar} \includegraphics[scale=0.18]{figures/Fig1.pdf} \includegraphics[scale=0.18]{figures/Fig2.pdf} \end{frame} Currently, they are ...
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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 ...