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CTAN package update: Version 2.3 of the exam document class

Date: July 19, 2008 8:23:04 AM CEST
The package here has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your favorite mirror. Thanks again, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College .................................................................. The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: Version 2.3 of the exam document class Author's name: Philip Hirschhorn Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/exam Summary description: A document class for preparing exams License type: lppl Announcement text:
Major changes since version 2.2: 1. In addition to grading tables for the entire exam (indexed either by question number or by page number), it's now possible to create grading tables that cover only part of the exam. 2. In addition to grading tables, it's now possible to create point tables (either for the entire exam or for only part of the exam). These tables list the questions (or pages) and the number of points possible, but don't have space to fill in the number of points actually earned. 3. There are now ``bonus points'', which can be assigned to a question (or part, or subpart, or subsubpart) instead of regular points. Bonus points are not counted by the regular grading tables or point tables, but there are commands to create both grading tables and point tables that count only bonus points, either for the entire exam for for only part of the exam. 4. In a grading table (or point table) indexed by question number, it's possible to replace the number of a question by a title of that question (e.g., "Concepts", or "Design"). Of course, the title of a question can also include the question number. 5. If you create a pdf file from your LaTeX file, then the question numbers (or question titles; see item 4 above) in a grading table indexed by question number will be clickable links that take you to the corresponding question. Similarly, the page numbers in a grading table indexed by page number will be clickable links that take you to the corresponding page. 6. The command \answerline, which creates an answer line for short answer questions, can now take an optional argument, which should be the correct answer. The correct answer will be printed on the answer line when solutions are being printed. 7. When creating a choices environment (to list the possible answers to a multiple choice question), you can mark one or more of the choices as "correct choices", and these choices will be printed with emphasis when solutions are being printed. By default, the emphasis is boldface, but this can be changed. 8. Hooks are provided for advanced users to modify the list parameters (e.g., \topsep, \itemsep, etc.) used in the lists created by the questions, parts, subparts, subsubparts, and choices environments.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/exam . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/exam (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

exam – Package for typesetting exam scripts

Provides a class exam.cls, which eases production of exams, even by a novice. Simple commands are provided to:

  • create questions, parts of questions, subparts of parts, and subsubparts of subparts, all with optional point values;
  • create a grading table, indexed either by question number (listing each question and the total possible points for that question) or by page number (listing each page with points and the total possible points for that page);
  • create headers and footers that are each specified in three parts: one part to be left justified, one part to be centered, and one part to be right justified, in the manner of fancyhdr.

Headers and/or footers can be different on the first page of the exam, can be different on the last page of the exam, and can vary depending on whether the page number is odd or even, or on whether the current page continues a question from a previous page, or on whether the last question on the current page continues onto the following page.

Multiple line headers and/or footers are allowed, and it's easy to increase the part of the page devoted to headers and/or footers to allow for this.

Note that the bundle exams also provides a file exam.cls; the two bundles therefore clash, and should not be installed on the same system.

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