I am customizing the section module following the tutorial here http://blog.scribtex.com/how-to-write-a-latex-class-file-and-design-yo

How do I make the

  [\titlerule]                 % Inserts a horizontal line after the heading



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Use the optional argument of \titlerule to specify the rule height. Note that you'll have to wrap \titlerule[<height>] into braces if you're using it in the optional argument of \titleformat.







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Just use something like \titlerule[.8pt]. The default is .4pt.

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    And for the width? Because default is \textwidth...
    – Aurelius
    Commented May 3, 2013 at 20:11
  • @FormlessCloud I'm sorry. No idea why I didn't see your comment at the time. Well, you could always somehow change the \textwidth, with a minipage or something. But for rules that have height and width, there is actually the \rule command: en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Rules_and_Struts
    – Christian
    Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 0:13

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