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LaTeX Package : probsoln v3.04

Last Modified : 2012-08-23

Author        : Nicola L.C. Talbot

Files         : probsoln.dtx   - documented source file
                probsoln.ins   - installation script

The package probsoln.sty is designed for lecturers who have 
to generate new problem sheets for their students on a 
regular basis (e.g. yearly) by randomly selecting a 
specified number of problems defined in another file.
This means that you can easily generate a new problem sheet 
that is different from the previous year, thus alieviating 
the temptation of students to seek out the previous year's 
students and checking out their answers.  The solutions to 
the problems can be defined along with the problem, making
it easy to generate the solution sheet from the same source 

Required packages:


To extract the code do:

latex probsoln.ins

This will create the file probsoln.sty which should be placed
somewhere on your TeX path. It will also create several 
sample documents, sample*.tex, and sample databases used
by the sample documents. If you can't bring yourself to
read the manual, please try out these sample 
documents to give yourself an idea of what to do.

To extract the documentation do:

latex probsoln.dtx
latex probsoln.dtx

Comment out \OnlyDescription if you want the documented code.

If you experience difficulties, try reading the 
troubleshooting section of the manual. If that doesn't
help try

This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License.
See for
the details of that license.


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
CHANGES 1664 2013-03-13 04:30
INSTALL 1531 2013-03-13 04:30
README 1724 2013-03-13 04:30
probsoln-manual.css 12518 2013-03-13 04:30
probsoln-manual.html 128251 2013-03-13 04:30
probsoln-manual.tex 33566 2013-03-13 04:30
probsoln.dtx 126908 2013-03-13 04:30
probsoln.ins 4033 2013-03-13 04:30
probsoln.pdf 390794 2013-03-13 04:30

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prob­soln – Gen­er­ate prob­lem sheets and their so­lu­tion sheets

The pack­age is de­signed for lec­tur­ers who have to gen­er­ate new prob­lem sheets for their stu­dents on a reg­u­lar ba­sis (e.g. yearly) by ran­domly se­lect­ing a spec­i­fied num­ber of prob­lems de­fined in an­other file.

The pack­age al­lows you eas­ily to gen­er­ate a new prob­lem sheet that is dif­fer­ent from the pre­vi­ous year, thus al­le­vi­at­ing the temp­ta­tion of stu­dents to seek out the pre­vi­ous year's stu­dents and check­ing out their an­swers. The so­lu­tions to the prob­lems can be de­fined along with the prob­lem, mak­ing it easy to gen­er­ate the so­lu­tion sheet from the same source code; prob­lems may be reused within a doc­u­ment, so that so­lu­tions may ap­pear in a dif­fer­ent sec­tion of the same doc­u­ment as the prob­lems they cover.

Pack­age De­tailsprob­soln
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2011 Ni­cola Tal­bot
Main­tainerNi­cola Tal­bot
Con­tained inTeXlive as prob­soln
MikTeX as prob­soln
Topics ex­er­cises, prob­lems for so­lu­tion, etc.
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