# Remove Dash at unwanted position

Hello guys, I am working on table in latex with little bit problem. I want to remove dash line at yellow circle position in attached image.I am using following codes which are given below.. Please try to solve my issue... Thanks...

{\begin{tabular}{lcc|cc|c} \toprule

& \multicolumn{1}{l}{Foreign = 119} && {Local =113} && |  \\ \cmidrule{2-6}

& Mean & SD & Mean & SD  &  p\\ \midrule

Total journal articles and scholarly written works & 16.3898 & 9.34069 & 16.4956 & 8.73327 & .929\\

Beta &  B2 & B2 & B3 & B4 & B5\\

Gamma & C2 & C2 & C3 & C4 & C5\\ \bottomrule
\end{tabular}}

• remove the |. Sep 17, 2017 at 14:08
• But i need | thisone in the table... Sep 17, 2017 at 14:11
• if you really need a vertical in the header of the last column, make it math: $|$. Sep 17, 2017 at 14:29
• @NiamatullahBaloch You're using commands from the package booktabs, so you should have read in its documentation that its author strongly advises against using | in the table definition. A better layout would be to allow linebreaks in the first column, more space between "Foreign …", "Local …" and "p" columns, and a gap in the \cmidrule. Use \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{X@{\qquad} cc% @{\quad} >{\quad}l cc %@{\quad} c} \toprule as header (you'll also need \usepackage{tabularx} and close the table with \end{tabularx}) , then replace cmidrule{2-6} with … Sep 17, 2017 at 15:00
• @NiamatullahBaloch \cmidrule{2-3}\cmidrule{5-6}. There now is a new (empty) column (between "Foreign …" and "Local …" blocks), so in each line, you must insert & for column 4. Don't you think the table looks much nicer now? :-) Sep 17, 2017 at 15:04

The problem is the | symbol. Without font proper encoding, this turns into a -.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{booktabs}

\begin{document}

{
\begin{tabular}{lcc|cc|c}
\toprule
& \multicolumn{1}{l}{Foreign = 119} && {Local =113} && \\
\cmidrule{2-6}
& Mean & SD & Mean & SD  &  p\\
\midrule
Total & 16.3898 & 9.34069 & 16.4956 & 8.73327 & .929\\
Beta &  B2 & B2 & B3 & B4 & B5\\
Gamma & C2 & C2 & C3 & C4 & C5\\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
}

\end{document}