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exam-n: LaTeX class file for exams, version 1.1.4, 2016 December 19.

[ Mercurial revision e8a612cb25f4, 2016-12-19 16:49 +0000, tag exam-n-1.1.4 + 0 ]


The class is designed to be localised to a particular institution's
exam layout, by a suitably skilled LaTeX hacker.  There are three
possible ways of doing this, in increasing order of sophistication:

  1. Make suitable adjustments to individual exam `.tex` files; or

  2. Rename the distributed `exam-n.dtx` file to something more locally
     suitable, and edit it with suitable changes (search for
     `%%%CONFIGURE` for hints on where to adjust); or

  3. Fork the Mercurial repository at
     [bitbucket](https://bitbucket.org/nxg/exam-n), change the
     value of the `EXAM-N` variable in the `Makefile`, and then
     edit the `exam-n.dtx` file.  See the comments at the top of the

In case 2, you _must_ change the name of the `.dtx` file, and in case
3, you must change the `EXAM-N` variable, to avoid terrible confusion
(you probably also want to avoid the names of the other exam style
files at CTAN, since they just might have found their way into your

For general details, talk to Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>.

This is free software, and you are encouraged to use and adapt it as
you see fit.  Norman can give advice.  If, however, you need more
substantial help with the customisations of option 3 above, or need
continuing support, then we can surely arrange something more

With the version 1.1 release, the interface should now be regarded
as rather stable.  However version 1.1 was the first to be released
outside Glasgow University, so there may be some changes to the
interface which will emerge with broader use, as well as some bug
fixes.  The interface _may_, therefore, yet change.  If you use
this class to produce exams, it would be wise to include a copy of
the class file locally, rather than relying on a central version.  If
you need an earlier version of the class, let me know.


  * Documentation for question authors is in `notes-for-authors.pdf`.
  * The full version of the documentation, for 'exam conveners' (or
    equivalent) is in `exam-n.pdf`.  This and the author
    documentation are built as part of the distribution.
  * Basic documentation for a LaTeX localiser is in this file (see
    above), with extra remarks at the top of the `Makefile`.

There are brief release notes in exam-n.html.

Distribution and copyright

Copyright 2005--2016, Norman Gray <http://nxg.me.uk>  
Distributed under the terms of The LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL);
see the file lppl.txt for details.

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exam-n – Exam class, fo­cused on col­lab­o­ra­tive au­thor­ing

The class de­sign of­fers:

  • Direct sup­port for col­lab­o­ra­tive de­vel­op­ment of an exam, us­ing a model in which a de­part­men­tal ‘ex­ams con­vener’ or ‘exam chair’ co­or­di­nates mul­ti­ple au­thors writ­ing in­di­vid­ual ques­tions (the class file and as­so­ci­ated pro­cess is in reg­u­lar use within a physics and as­tron­omy de­part­ment).
  • All of the ‘tra­di­tional’ exam pa­per fea­tures such as sec­tion­ing, per-part run­ning marks, ‘Ques­tion n con­tin­ued’ catch­words, and so on.
  • Read­ily con­fig­ured lo­cal adap­ta­tion.

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