# [texhax] Drawing a Likert scale

Chris Bergstresser chris at subtlety.com
Mon Nov 14 00:41:46 CET 2005

Hi all --

I'm trying to write a set of macros to draw Likert scales, which
look something like this:

|__|__|__|__|
|  |  |  |  |

A  B  C  D  E

However, I can't seem to get the alignment in the tabular
environment to work right.  I've tried (example reduced to 2 items):

\begin{tabular}{cccccc}
& \vline\rule{0cm}{0.2cm} & & & \vline\rule{0cm}{0.2cm} & \\
\cline{2-5}
& \vline\rule{0cm}{0.2cm} & & & \vline\rule{0cm}{0.2cm} & \\
\multicolumn{3}{c}{A} & \multicolumn{3}{c}{B} \\
\end{tabular}

But the centerline overhangs the ends, like so:

_|__|_
|  |

A  B

Changing the first line to "\begin{tabular}{cc@{}ccc@{}c}" results in:

_|__|
|  |
A  B

Which is also just not right.

Can anyone help?

-- Chris