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How can a get a dashed/dotted \textbar?

Postby Maryse » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:16 pm

Here is my problem: I'd like to add a dashed or dotted vertical line in my text.
I used the \textbar to add a solid line, but I also need to add dashed - or dotted, that will also do the trick! - vertical line in my text. Unfortunately, I can't find any way to do this! Do you have a solution in mind to solve this problem?


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Postby Johannes_B » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:28 pm

Is this needed in text or within a graphic or ...?
Can you prepare a minimal working example to show what you want? Maybe even a screenshot/hand-drawing?
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Postby Maryse » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:47 pm

I have attached the .pdf that I need so that you can have an idea.
This is needed in a table in fact. But this is not the lines/columns of the table itself that I want to be dashed. My problem is about some lines within the table.
As you'll see, I already have vertical lines - which I draw using $|$. But I need two of them to be dashed or dotted.
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Postby esdd » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:26 pm

You can use TikZ to define your own line:

  1. \documentclass{scrartcl}
  2. \usepackage{tikz}
  3. \newcommand\myline[1][]{%
  4. \,\tikz[baseline]\draw[very thick,#1](0,-\dp\strutbox)--(0,\ht\strutbox);\,%
  5. }
  6. \begin{document}
  7. Text\myline Text\myline[dashed]Text\myline[dotted]
  8. \end{document}

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