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I was trying a way to make a box for a certain part of my table like the following enter image description here

Is there a way to create the red box?

My code so far for the table:
\begin{tabular}{cccc}
    \toprule
          & $x$     & $y$     &  \\
    \midrule
    Β     & 10    & 90    &  \\
    \textcolor{blue}{B'}      & \textcolor{blue}{12}    & \textcolor{blue}{y=?}   & 2 \\
    Γ     & 20    & 70    &  \\
    \bottomrule
    \end{tabular}%
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    \tikzmark is the way to go, Jun 2 '16 at 19:23
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A simple solution with pstricks: I define a pair of empty nodes at two opposite corners and join them with a \psframe command:

    \documentclass[x11names]{article}
    \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
    \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
    \usepackage{lmodern}
    \usepackage{booktabs}
    \usepackage{pst-node}
    \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf}

    \begin{document}
    \begin{postscript}
    \begin{tabular}{cccc}
    \toprule
          & $x$ & $y$\pnode[1.5em,1.8ex]{n2} & \\
    \cmidrule[\lightrulewidth](lr){1-4}
   B & 10 & 90 & \\
    \pnode[-1ex, -0.8ex]{n1}\textcolor{blue}{B'} & \textcolor{blue}{12} &     \textcolor{blue}{y = ?} & 2 \\
    Γ & 20 & 70 & \\
    \bottomrule
    \end{tabular}%
    \psframe[linecolor=IndianRed3, linejoin=1](n1)(n2)
    \end{postscript}

    \end{document} 

enter image description here

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  • If I have to compile my whole document with pdfLaTeX this code seems to fail. Is there any trick to fix it?
    – Y_gr
    Jun 3 '16 at 8:19
  • @giannis: Yes. I forgot to mention it. You have to launch pdflatex with the --enable-write18 switch if you're under MiKTeX, or -shell-escape it you're under TeX Live` or MacTeX. Alternatively, you can compile with xelatex.
    – Bernard
    Jun 3 '16 at 9:00

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