[texhax] Entering horizontal lines between items

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Jan 10 14:45:46 CET 2013

Uwe Lück wrote:

> The most interesting question for me still is what you want to get. 

I /think/ that I understood.
I /know/ that my solution needed just five lines to express :

\def \rulefilledhbox #1#2{\hbox #1 {#2 \hrulefill}}
\def \rulefilledline #1{\line {#1 \hrulefill}}
\rulefilledline {\rulefilledhbox {to  5 in}{Name} Phone :}
\rulefilledline {\rulefilledhbox {to  5 in}{Property owner} Phone :}

I am not convinced that a prolix discussion of whether we are
discussing an 2-variable problem or an n-variable problem really
gets us very far.

> this would be the next thing I would like to find out, 
> but I must stop now. E.g., why have they referred to 
> 5 inches?

Because Jerry referred to five inches :

> This is probably a bad example. However, assume I want the PHONE to
> begin in 5in. from the left margin.

Philip Taylor

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