CTAN update: exam

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Mon Mar 1 21:17:31 CET 2021

Philip S. Hirschhorn submitted an update to the



Version number: 2.7 2021-02-26
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Package for typesetting exam scripts

Announcement text:

This is version 2.7 of the exam document class, dated February 26,

The exam document class, together with its user's guide 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).  A grading table can cover the entire exam or
just a part of the exam.  Grading tables can have multiple rows or
multiple columns.

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. Have headers and/or footers that are different on the first page of
the exam, different on the last page of the exam, and that 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

5. Have multiple line headers and/or footers, and to increase the part
of the page devoted to headers and/or footers to allow for this.

6. Include solutions and have these solutions either printed or
ignored (or replaced automatically by space in which the students can
write their answers) depending on a single command.

7. Leave blank space, or space in a box, or lined space, or dotted
lined space, or space filled with a grid.

8. Change the words that are inserted by the document class (for,
e.g., point values, or table headings), so that they can be adapted to
personal taste and/or languages other than English.

The user's guide examdoc.tex attempts to explain all of the
possibilities in a readable way, with many examples.


This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of
the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license
or (at your option) any later version.

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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Ina Dau


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