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Postby Toshiro on Sat May 12th, 2012


I would like to annotate text in the following manner:

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I'm aware of \underline and \overline, but I need to make a border on the right side, like in the attached image, so it looks like an unbroken chain of "__|¯¯|__|¯¯|__".

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz on Sat May 12th, 2012

Hi Toshiro,

welcome to the board!

A quick and easy way would be to define a TikZ matrix for the characters, where each character is a node which can be referred to, for drawing such a path.

For example:

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  \matrix (m) [matrix of nodes]{
    A & B & C & D & E\\};
  \draw (m-1-1.north west) -- (m-1-1.north east) -- (m-1-1.south east)
    -- (m-1-2.south west) -- (m-1-2.south east) -- (m-1-2.north east)
    -- (m-1-5.north east);

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