[OS X TeX] Fixed-size table

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 17:46:38 EDT 2006

I am using the following table for multiple choice answers.

        \newdimen\digitwidth \settowidth\digitwidth{0}
        %\catcode`\=\active \def{}
                       \begin{tabular}{@{} r||c|c|c|c|c| @{}}
                &    \textbf{a}
                &    \textbf{b}
                &    \textbf{c}
                &    \textbf{d}
                &    \textbf{e}
        %                \divrule{3}{17.5}
                &    %a
                &    %b
                &    %c
                &    %d
                &    %e
                &    %a
                &    %b
                &    %c
                &    %d
                &    %e

The trouble I have is that as soon as I put marks in the "correct" 
cells, the table changes size: sometimes it gets wider, sometimes it 
gets shorter. This makes it hard to check the students' answers.

Is there a way that I can freeze the size. I am using \textsf{x} as a 
mark but need not to.

Hopeful regards

P.S. I have no idea what all the stuff at the beginning of the table 
does and I can't remember where I got it.

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