# [NTG-context] how to get thick and thin borders working in tables (ConTeXt)

Tue Dec 9 18:12:24 CET 2008

```On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, Lars Huttar wrote:

> Hello,
>
> We are using ConTeXt (with XeTeX engine) to typeset some tables that
> have borders (rules) between cells.
>
> In the previous edition of the book (which was not done in TeX), some of
> the lines between table cells were double, others single. This was done
> to show grouping of columns and rows. We have been told that in TeX, or
> at least in ConTeXt, you can't do double rules (we'd be happy to be
> corrected on that point),

Have you tried using metapost backgrounds? See