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Document 531

The LaTeX ulem package

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The ulem package provides several styles of simple underlines and strikethroughs by temporarily changing the behavior of the \em and \emph commands. The underlining and strikethroughs can extend across line breaks and apply to both text and mathematics.

The options available through the Options and Packages command on the Typeset menu determine how the Emphasized tag is applied. The default, which you can turn off, is a single underline. The package also supports double underlining, wavy underlining, a single line drawn through text, and text marked over with slashes. It supports the use of a wavy underline in place of bold text.

Example of available underlines

The options available through the Options and Packages command on the Typeset menu determine how the Emphasized tag is applied.

How to add simple underlines

  1. Add the ulem package to your document.
  2. Select the information you want to underline.
  3. Apply the Emphasized tag.

How to add varied underlines and strikethroughs

  1. Add the ulem package to your document.
  2. Place the insertion point where you want the underline or strikethrough to begin.
  3. Enter an encapsulated TeX field.
  4. In the entry area, type \command{text} where command is one of the following:
    Command Effect
    \uline Single underline
    \uuline Double underline
    \uwave Wavy underline
    \sout Line through text
    \xout Text marked over with slashes

    and text is the information you want emphasized.
  5. Choose OK.

In V5.5, you can use the package options to indicate additions and deletions in your text, a type of markup known as legislative format. A file in the SWSamples directory of your program installation contains additional information. Additionally, you can add underlines and strikethroughs at specific points in the document. The ulem package is for use with LaTeX or plain TeX. It is installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/contrib/misc directory.

Last revised 01/08/07

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