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Obenreizer
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¿Possible to place paragraph 'rule' under trailing blank spaces?

Jun 15, 2012 5:08 PM

Tags: #spaces #rule #trailing

Is it possible to place paragraph 'rule' under trailing blank spaces? 

 

FYI, I am writing equations using tables, and use a horizontally-split cell to hold numerator (top) and denominator (bottom). If the numberator has fewer characters than the denominator, the division bar (in my case, the 'rule') is too narrow.  I would like to add spaces before and after the numberator to make the rule match with the denominator, which gives the equation a nice look. Blank spaces before the numberator text carry a rule, but blank spaces AFTER the numberator text do not—neither hard spaces, nor em-spaces, nor en-space, nor any other I can find. (Using the bottom cell stroke as the division line doesn't work for my project.)  Thanks in advance.

 
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    Jun 15, 2012 5:25 PM   in reply to Obenreizer

    You should be able to underline a space, but why not use a real rule below? You can set that to column width with any indents you want, regardless of the characters in the line.

     
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    Jan 31, 2012
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:40 AM   in reply to Obenreizer

    you could use any character (besides space) and give it a fill of none

    ... as long as the underline/rule is not [text color]

     
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