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Date: March 1, 2021 8:17:31 PM CET
Philip S. Hirschhorn submitted an update to the exam package. 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, 2021. 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 page. 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.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/exam More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/exam CTAN is run entirely by volunteers and supported by TeX user groups Please join a user group or donate to one, see https://ctan.org/lugs
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Ina Dau --

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
Version2.7 2021-02-26
Copyright1994,1997,2000,2004,2008,2011,2015,2017,2021 Philip S. Hirschhorn
MaintainerPhilip S. Hirschhorn

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