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I have searched quite a bit for something related to what I am trying to create. I am trying to replicate a table with a zig-zag line such as that of the periodic table. I managed to define a new Cline thickness, however that merely draws the thick horizontal line beneath a certain or some cells. I am struggling the draw the thick vertical lines. I have read about multicolumn definitions but do not know if this is merely the approach to follow or if there is a quicker way. In short i just want to add a thick zig-zag line to a table such as that of the periodic table. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you advance.

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! – JP-Ellis Feb 19 '16 at 13:24
  • Not an answer to your question - just a comment. You may consider producing the table as a graphics, e.g. using the TikZ package. This allows much more variability than a standard table. For example, see the periodic table using TikZ. Of course, it depends on what you are trying to achieve... – Ondrian Feb 19 '16 at 15:02
  • I'd consider a matrix of nodes from tikz – cmhughes Feb 19 '16 at 16:27
  • Could you show us a sample table? It'll help to shape answers.... – cmhughes Feb 19 '16 at 16:33
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I guess you want a thick separation line in a tabular environment like so:

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Maybe this Questions may help you:

It would really help to know what this is for. Tikz is an easy way for making complex drawings like a periodic table (at least in comparison to Tabular :P).

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