Is it possible to have ruled lines in emacs? I would like to have the same look of a notebook while writing my org files.

  • 2
    looks like a feature request to me.
    – Prasanna
    Oct 21, 2016 at 18:04
  • You may add the /Box/ property to the default face, but I'm afraid all of your Emacs will look quite ugly. M-x customize-face
    – Juancho
    Oct 21, 2016 at 19:44
  • The form-feed character #x0C can be displayed as horizontal line with the packages form-feed and page-break-lines. Pityingly it would cause double-line spacing if this technique was used for newlines. Maybe the lines can be squeezed a bit.
    – Tobias
    Oct 21, 2016 at 20:37
  • Not to rain on your parade, but if it does turn out to be a feature request, it's likely to be low priority since it would be a purely visual rather than functional feature.
    – Dan
    Oct 21, 2016 at 23:33
  • It should already be feasible on elisp level. One could pad the visible part of the buffer with spaces (maybe with the after-string text property) and use some underlined face.
    – Tobias
    Oct 22, 2016 at 0:29


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