[OS X TeX] Fixed-size table

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 11:01:13 EDT 2006

Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> On Sep 12, 2006, at 5:46 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> I am using the following table for multiple choice answers.
>> [...]
>> 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.
> One approach is to replace
>    &    \textbf{a}
> with
>    &    \makebox[10pt][c]{\textbf{a}}
> which will place \textbf{a} inside a 10pt box. Then, all columns will  
> be 10pt wide and as long as column entries are no bigger than 10 pt  
> (or any other width you choose), column width will remain uniform.

The Colombus egg worked great!

Grateful regards
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