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CTAN package update: the exam document class

Date: August 19, 2004 7:23:42 PM CEST
This package has been updated at tug.ctan.org and will by now be at your favorite mirror. Thank you for the update. Jim Hefferon ====================================================================== The following information was provided by the package's contributor. Name of contribution: The exam document class Author's name: Philip Hirschhorn Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/exam Summary description: A document class that makes it easy for even a LaTeX novice to prepare exams. License type: lppl Announcement text given by the package's contributor: - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- This is version 2.2 of the exam documentclass, a major extension of version 2.01. Version 2.2 is fully backward compatible with version 2.01. The exam documentclass, together with its documentation file examdoc.tex, attempts to make it easy for even a LaTeX novice to prepare exams. Simple commands are provided to: 1. Create questions, parts of questions, subparts of parts, and subsubparts of subparts, all with optional point values. 2. 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). 3. 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. 4. 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 q uestion on the current page continues onto the following page. 5. 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. The documentation file examdoc.tex attempts to explain all of the possibilities in a readable way, with many specific examples. - - -------------------------------------------------------------------- The main features of version 2.2 that are new since version 2.01 are: 1. Grading tables can be created automatically, formatted either horizontally or vertically, and indexed by either question number or page number. 2. Point values can be allocated in half points. 3. Headers and footers can know whether the current page continues a question begun on an earlier page (and, if so, the number of that question). 4. Headers and footers can know whether last question on the current page continues onto a later page (and, if so, the number of that question). 5. Point values for question, parts, subparts, or subsubparts can appear either in the text of the question, in the left margin, in the right margin on the first line of the question (or part, etc.), or in the right margin on the last line of the question (or part, etc.). 6. The format of the line containing the question number can be totally reformatted. 7. There are two environments for listing the possible answers to multiple choice questions: One lists the choices as items in a list, and the other lists all the choices in a single paragraph. There is also a command to print an answer line for a short answer question. 8. There is an environment for printing ruled lines to be used for answers. 9. There is a solution environments in which one can type the solution to a problem and have it printed or not printed depending on a single command near the beginning of the file. These environments can (optionally) leave either blank space or ruled lines when solutions are not being printed. 10. All of the labels for questions, parts, subparts, and subsubparts and all of the words used in grading tables can be completely customized, allowing for use in languages other than English. 11. There is a coverpages environment to print one or more cover pages numbered separately from the main pages of the exam. 12. The exam documentclass is compatible with hyperref.sty. - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can have a look at the package at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/exam although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror of CTAN that is near to you; see http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors

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.

Packageexam
Version2.603 2017-12-17
MaintainerPhilip S. Hirschhorn

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