The eqexam Package Dated: 2021-02-26 Author: D. P. Story
eqExam is a LaTeX package for writing exams, tests, quizzes, homework assignments, etc. It is a stand alone package, yet is tightly integrated with the AcroTeX eDucation Bundle (AeB). Highlights of this package are as follows:
1. Can create exams (tests, quizzes, homework assignments) for paper, with points in the left or right margins (or both), totals for each page optionally shown at the bottom corner of each page. Questions can be objective, fill-in, true false, or multiple choice. 2. Solutions can optionally be included in the source file, and by changing options, can be displayed (for an answer key), in a couple of different ways. A solutions only document can also be generated. 3. Can create multi-part exams, as I often do for final exams, these multiple exams are meant to be graded individually. 4. The one thing that distinguishes this package from the other exam package is its support for PDF, and this is where AeB comes in. When you have AeB installed, and you select any of several options (pdf, links, online or email), a variety of things can happen. For example, in the case of the online or email options, white space for solutions is converted into multi-line text field, spaces to fill in answers are converted to text fields,multiple choice questions are converted into radio button fields, etc. When the email option is used, a "Submit" button is automatically created at the top of the first page of the test. The student can take the test online (perhaps in a testing lab) then submit responses to the instructor. The email that is generated to the instructor attaches the FDF file of form data, so the instructor gets a copy of all responses. She/He can then open the file and view the responses of the student. Get the latest AeB (AcroTeX eDucation Bundle, web,exerquiz,etc) 5. A major option, fortextbook, is designed to support (U.S.) textbook authors. Documentation for this option is found in the doc/fortextbook folder. See also the series of blogs at http://www.acrotex.net/blog/?tag=fortextbook
What's New (2021-02-26) Added support for matching-type questions. Demo file at http://www.acrotex.net/blog/?p=1457
What's New (2021-01-20) Defined trackProblemsOn and numPtsOfProblem; added doNoRandomizeChoices and allowRandomizedChoices. See documentation.
What's New (2020-03-14) Defined several commands and one environment to support the insertion of a figure into a problem. Demo file that illustrates these new commands and environment is found at http://www.acrotex.net/blog/?p=1419
What's New (2020-01-06) Fixed a bug in eqexam, so that now comment.sty is fully supported. For consistency, aeb-comment.sty is nothing more than version 3.8 dating to July 2016.
What's New (2019-12-17) fortextbook: added autoInsSolns, as explained in fortextbook.pdf; fixed a bug in the use of aeb-comment with the fortextbook option. Updated that custom package, now dated 2019/12/18. (aeb-comment is distributed with acrotex.)
What's New (2019-10-29) Fixed a bug with the online option. The fillineol command now allows verbatim text in the third argument (as well as the first).
What's New (2019-01-31) Package uses aeb-comment, an older version of the comment package. The newer version has some incompatibilities with eqexam.
What's New (2018-12-13) Changes to support the mi-solns package
What's New (2018-04-15) Minor bug fixes
What's New (2018-02-19): Extended the vertical space fill types and added fillineol. Refer to the table of contents under Sections 10.11 and 10.12.
Sample files, previous distributed with eqexam are now available from
The home page for eqexam is
The home page for AeB is
Comments and suggestions are always gratefully accepted and seriously considered.
D. P. Story
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eqexam – A stand-alone exam package
eqExam is a LaTeX package for writing exams, tests, quizzes, homework assignments, etc. It is a stand alone package, yet is tightly integrated with the AcroTeX eDucation Bundle (AeB).
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License 1.2|
|Copyright||2005–2021 D. P. Story|
|Maintainer||Donald P. Story|
|Contained in||TeX Live Contrib as eqexam|
MiKTeX as eqexam