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The eqexam Package Dated: 2021-02-26 Author: D. P. Story

eqExam is a package for writing exams, tests, quizzes, homework assignments, etc. It is a stand alone package, yet is tightly integrated with the Acro 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
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
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,
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

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


and http://www.acrotex.net/blog/?tag=eqexam-package

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

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (3.0M).

eqexam – A stand-alone exam package

eqExam is a package for writing exams, tests, quizzes, homework assignments, etc. It is a stand alone package, yet is tightly integrated with the Acro eDucation Bundle (AeB).

Home pagehttp://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/eqexam.html
Version 2021-02-26
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.2
Copyright2005–2021 D. P. Story
MaintainerDonald P. Story
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