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

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if statement problem

I am having a problem with some code and I could use some help. I have been using this implementation for a long time now and no problems before. Here is how I store all my variables ...
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Draw horizontal lines like open and close brackets

I need to draw two horizontal lines which look like open and close brackets: ___________________________________________________________________ | ...
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Why does a \hrule need text around it to be drawn?

Why does a \hrule need text around it to work? Example that does not draw a line: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} %foo \hrule %bar \end{document} If one removes the % before %foo or %bar ...
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TabularX Vertical Border Missing

Why is my table missing a little bit of its vertical rule near the top/right (just below where it says "Sets")? Context: I'm making fractions worksheets for students, many of whom will have diverse ...
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Extending fullwidth into one margin

I'm working on a résumé which places section headers in a widened left margin. I'd like to use a fullwidth environment for the heading at the top of the page. Formally speaking, this would extend ...
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How can I draw a horizontal line spanning only some of the table cells?

In a table, how can I draw a horizontal line that goes only through some of the cells? I mean a line like the one in the Foo and in the Bar area of this table: +----+-----+ |Foo |1 |2 | | |1 |2 | ...
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Formatting table lines in landscape using tabularx: they stop halfway through

The lines in the table somehow stop halfway through the table. Any advice would be much appreciated! \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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\titleformat (in titlesec) doesn't show any horizontal line for chapter

I have been trying to get a simple thing working with titlesec: getting a horizontal line under each chapter. There are many tutorials, documents and questions on TeX that explain how this can be ...
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Is it possible to define a dotted version of `\vrule`?

The \vrule primitive has a nice charcateristic: it has the ability of adapting itself to the height and depth of the enclosing box: \documentclass{article} ...
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Draw line below frame title in beamer

How can I draw a line just below the title of the frame using the beamer class? I want a clear separation between the title of the frame and the content of the frame. Also, I want the block ...
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How do I make unruled footnotes within an environment?

I have a single environment, fancyfoot, in which I would like footnotes to have no rules. \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} \newenvironment{fancyfoot}{ \renewcommand{\footnoterule}{} ...
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Changing width of table lines

We know that by adding \setlength\arrayrulewidth{xpt} changes the thickness of all the table lines. If I wanted to change specific table lines, how to do it? \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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Horizontal line under header background

I made a function that displays a header background. However, there supposed to be a horizontal line right under the background image, that goes from very left to very right with no margins. This is ...
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scrbook - How to add one horizontal line above and one below the chapter-entry without (!) using titlesec?

I want to add one horizontal line above and one below the chapter-entry as well. Before using the scrbook-class, I used this simple solution made by titlesec-package: \newpagestyle{headrules}{ ...
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Is there an easy way to create a partial \toprule?

Is there a relatively simple equivalent to \cmidrule (a partial horisontal line in a table) but with the characteristics of a \toprule? It seems the booktabs package does not provide a \ctoprule ...
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Removing header line and page number

I'm writing an article, and it gives me a line at the top of the page on which there's a page number. I want to remove both the line and the page number. I tried this to remove the line but it didn't ...
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vertical and horizontal line in a matrix

I want to create a bmatrix on the right \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \begin{bmatrix}[c|c] _B[T]_B ...
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Vertical stacked parboxes: Spacing and Calculating

I need a table which will work in twocolumn mode and can span over multiple pages. Since I've given up with supertabular (too buggy, too less control), I wrote a simple solution for my purposes with ...
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Drawing footnote separator line

Footnotes have a horizontal line above them, separating them from the body text on the page. How can I draw this line in a different context? I also would like the to vary the length of the line.
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What is the \rule equivalent to \hrule?

I've tried to put a rule long as the text in this way: \rule{\textwidth}{0.4mm} but I obtain a rule slightly smaller that the text width. How to obtain the same effect as \hrule?
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Horizontal line next to section heading

I have found good methods for adding a line over or under a section heading. A horizontal line that fills the whole width. Is it possible to add such a line extending the rest of the width placed ...
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\hrule underlining of subsection titles

I want an underlining of my subsection titles - a horizontal line that extends the whole page width like a \hrule. I tried the answer from this question which is to add these lines: ...
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How to align a dashrule?

I've been playing around with the dashrule package. But easy as it's shown in the manual, I don't get a proper alignment or width from the dashlines. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{dashrule} ...
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Section title ruler on right side center-aligned

I want do exactly this: http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&p=42626 But as a general command for all subsection titles. I have the feeling that I am going to use the ...
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horizontal line/rule in column vector

Trying to generate a column vector with a horizontal line/rule separating top half of the vector from the bottom half. Am starting from the following MWE: ...
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How to make a fancy rule under a line of text in ConTeXt

I've (mis)used LaTeX on and off for the past 10 years and am now trying out ConTeXt, mostly because it allows alignment to a baseline grid. I'd like to produce a rule (line) below some text such that ...
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Tune rule height in ruled float

I'm using float package to get floating environment with rules. I want to tune height of rules in ruled style for floatings of the package. Namely, I want bottom rule to be as thick as top one (like ...
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\rule + memoir in \title Paragraph ended before \reserved@a was complete

I'm trying to make my customized title, but error happen with memoir (and not with article). \documentclass{memoir} \makeatletter \def\printtitle{% {\centering ...
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Line under one column

Simple question that I couldn't find an answer to anywhere: I am using \cline to create discontinued lines in my tables. Sometimes I want to have a line just spanning over one column rather than ...
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How to trim the length of \toprule

I want to be able to trim the left and the right of a \toprule and \bottomrule as you can do with \cmidrule(lr){<column range>}. My attempted solution using \cmidrule[\heavyrulewidth]{<column ...
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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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Vertical line in the middle of the page

How can I get a vertical line in the middle of the page ? and I want also to write same text in the right and the left of the vertical bar (like this example) : I tried \rule but i don't know how to ...
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How to add vertical space after \hline without breaking vertical lines in a table

I have seen similar questions on the matter (Question 1, Question 2) of adding vertical space and not breaking vertical lines, the solutions suggested are to add space after the \\ using \\[0.1cm] for ...
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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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Draw Dash-like midrule in table environment

I could draw most parts of this table. But I have no idea how to draw dash-liked midrule. Thanks a lot. \begin{table} \captionsetup{labelformat=empty}\ \centering \caption{REVENUE INTEREST}\ ...
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Center text between horizontal lines extending to the margin on either side

I'm wondering how to make something like this: ---------------------------------- Text ------------------------------------- In words: the text is centered. There is some space between the ...
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How do I create a header that has a colored box with page number, Chaptername, and also a line across the textwidth after it?

I would like to create a fancy header that looks like this. I am writing a two-sided book with a5paper.
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How to use double line in LyX tables

I want to have double lines in the top row in my tables in lyx. I searched through the site but could not find how to do this.
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arara - How to see errors and pdf with in Texmaker Windows

How could we check the errors in TexMaker and also generate the PDF automatically? I am unable to do it for the moment. Using the following as comments I followed the installation process correctly ...
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How to add separator between paragraphs (or minipages) on the same page?

I am trying to typeset a list of quotations in the following way: No quotation is split across pages. Between adjacent quotations on the same page, there is a separator (such as a fleuron or ...
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How to insert a symbol to the beginning of a line for which a word appears?

This is to indicate changes for a LaTeX file. Say, I wanted to add a vertical line to the beginning of a line whenever"word 1", "word 2", ...", or "word 100" appears. Manually this can be done in ...
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How to have a thorough horizontal line in tabular environment?

I want the horizontal lines to go across the second column; form start to the end of the second column. I found some suggestions to make a nested table, But couldn't understand those. This my code: ...
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How to remove the top horizontal bar in fancyhdr?

When using fancyhdr, how do you remove the top horizontal rule? I do not want a header at all, just a footer. This is what I do now: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} ...
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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 ...