[texhax] boders on top and bottom only with \fcolorbox

Brent Legge Brent.Legge at messagingdirect.com
Fri Jun 30 21:32:41 CEST 2006

Sorry I should be more clear about the carriage return.  I have it there 
so the \fcolorbox does not get pushed off the page by the preceding \rule.

Brent Legge wrote:

>Hi TexHax,
>I'm trying to do a shaded text area with a dark border, but I only want 
>the border to occur on the tob and bottom of the box.  I've attempted 
>this using \rule in the following code:
>  \sffamily\fontseries{bx}\fontshape{n}\selectfont
>  \parbox{17.55cm}{
>    \parbox[1pt]{17.55cm}{\vskip10mm\rule{18cm}{1pt}}%
>    \fcolorbox {lightgray}{lightgray}{
>      \parbox{17.55cm}{\hskip-3pt
>    \parbox{4.8cm}{\vskip2pt \scriptsize Nr~rachunku \vskip4pt
>      \footnotesize \an{#1}\vskip2pt}
>    \parbox{7cm}{\vskip2pt \scriptsize Rodzaj~rachunku \vskip4pt
>      \footnotesize \an{#2}\vskip2pt}
>    \parbox{3cm}{\vskip2pt \scriptsize Oprocentowanie~rachunku \vskip4pt
>      \footnotesize\hfil \an{#3}\hfill\vskip2pt}\nobreak
>    \hskip3pt\parbox{2cm}{\vskip2pt \scriptsize\hfil 
>Waluta~rachunku\hfill \vskip4pt
>      \footnotesize \hfil\an{#4}\hfill\vskip2pt}
>      }
>    }
>    \parbox{17.55cm}{\vskip-0.5mm\rule{18cm}{1pt}}
>  }
>    \sffamily\fontseries{m}\fontshape{n}\selectfont
>But this results in a small gap between the top border and the gray box 
>(introduced by the carriage return).
>Is there another package that can be used to accomplish this or is there 
>something missing in \fcolorbox that I could be using?

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