# CTAN package update: dashrule

Date: April 28, 2008 6:25:41 AM CEST
The package below has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your favorite mirror. Thank you, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College ........................................................................ The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: dashrule Author's name: Scott Pakin Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/dashrule Summary description: Draw dashed rules in LaTeX License type: lppl Announcement text:
The dashrule package makes it easy to draw a huge variety of dashed rules (i.e., lines) in LaTeX. dashrule provides a command, \hdashrule, which is a cross between LaTeX's \rule and PostScript's setdash command. \hdashrule draws horizontally dashed rules using the same syntax as \rule, but with an additional, setdash-like parameter that specifies the pattern of dash segments and the space between those segments. Because dashrule's rules are constructed internally using \rule (as opposed to, e.g., PostScript \specials) they are fully compatible with every LaTeX back-end processor. This minor update enables \hdashrule to begin a paragraph.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/dashrule . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/dashrule (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

## dashrule – Draw dashed rules

The dashrule package makes it easy to draw a huge variety of dashed rules (i.e., lines) in . dashrule provides a command, \hdashrule, which is a cross between 's \rule and PostScript's setdash command. \hdashrule draws horizontally dashed rules using the same syntax as \rule, but with an additional, setdash-like parameter that specifies the pattern of dash segments and the space between those segments. Because dashrule's rules are constructed internally using \rule (as opposed to, e.g., PostScript \specials) they are fully compatible with every back-end processor.

 Package dashrule Version 1.3 Maintainer Scott Pakin

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