# How to set a vertical and horizontal border at the same time

I'm writing a cover letter and for the template I have everything except I want to add 2 border lines:

• from top left to 2/3 paper height

• from down right to 2/3 paper length

In the code I've already managed to add the vertical border. How do I add the horizontal one?

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{charter,graphicx}
\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\geometry{
total={200mm,297mm},
top={20mm},
tmargin={-3.5mm}
}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}% No footer rule
\fancypagestyle{plain}{
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{.4pt}% Default footer rule
}
\AtBeginDocument{\thispagestyle{plain}}

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
\setlength{\parskip}{.5\baselineskip plus 1pt minus 1pt}

\usepackage[scale=1,angle=0,opacity=1]{background}

\definecolor{myblue}{RGB}{30,100,200}

\backgroundsetup{
position=current page.north west,
color=myblue,
nodeanchor=north west,
contents={\rule{10pt}{198mm}}
}

\begin{document}

\includegraphics[width=1.5in,trim={7mm 7mm 0 0},clip]{example-image-a}% Your logo here

\hrulefill

\hfill
\begin{tabular}[b]{@{} l @{}}
\today\\[12pt] % Date
Email: julian.@
\end{tabular}

\vspace{\baselineskip}

\bigskip

\blindtext[5]

\vspace{\baselineskip}

Yours faithfully% Closing text

\vspace{2\baselineskip}

Julian

\end{document}

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Could you please make your question clearer, and add a MWE if possible? If I understand your question correctly, I think a TikZ overlay picture is appropriate. – user156344 Dec 3 '18 at 9:18
• Run texdoc tcolorbox – Fran Dec 3 '18 at 9:20
• I've posted the code I have. Thanks in advance! – JuDeV Dec 4 '18 at 17:57

You can use \rule also for the horizontal rule.

I suggest to you, instead of manually set 198mm, to use .66\paperheight, and the analogous for the width .66\paperwidth.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{charter,graphicx}
\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\geometry{
total={200mm,297mm},
top={20mm},
tmargin={-3.5mm}
}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}% No footer rule
\fancypagestyle{plain}{
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{.4pt}% Default footer rule
}
\AtBeginDocument{\thispagestyle{plain}}

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
\setlength{\parskip}{.5\baselineskip plus 1pt minus 1pt}

\usepackage[scale=1,angle=0,opacity=1]{background}

\definecolor{myblue}{RGB}{30,100,200}

\backgroundsetup{
position=current page.north west,
color=myblue,
nodeanchor=north west,
contents={\rule{10pt}{.66\paperheight}\raisebox{-10pt}{\raisebox{.66\paperheight}{\rule{.66\paperwidth}{10pt}}}
}
}

\begin{document}

\includegraphics[width=1.5in,trim={7mm 7mm 0 0},clip]{example-image-a}% Your logo here

\hrulefill

\hfill
\begin{tabular}[b]{@{} l @{}}
\today\\[12pt] % Date
Email: julian.@
\end{tabular}

\vspace{\baselineskip}

\bigskip

\blindtext[5]

\vspace{\baselineskip}

Yours faithfully% Closing text

\vspace{2\baselineskip}

Julian

\end{document}


• Great, thank you for the very detailed answer! – JuDeV Dec 16 '18 at 21:08
• @JuDeV You're welcome, thank you for accepting my answer! – CarLaTeX Dec 16 '18 at 21:14