# CTAN update: dashrule 1.2

Date: August 9, 2009 10:44:29 PM CEST
On Sunday, 9 August 2009, Scott Pakin submitted an update to the dashrule package. It should soon be at your favorite mirror. Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/dashrule Summary description: Draw dashed rules 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. Version 1.2 of dashrule fixes a bug (reported by Piazza Luca) that prevented \hdashrule from working properly within a tabular cell and adds support for empty dash patterns for more consistency with PostScript's setdash command.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/dashrule . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=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 . Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team, Joachim Schrod

## 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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