Making Exam Cover Sheets with Answer Forms

grtex exams are composed using the grtex latex routines and program for making multiple versions. They generally have a cover sheet, with a "label" showing the student's name, ID, and picture. Since fall of 2016, these labels have been printed individually directly on the cover sheets. In addition, it is now possible to print the answer form on the cover sheet, which is what is described on this page.

In preparing the exams with labels printed that way, you needed to insert two files,studlabel andlbltempl on the cover page. To add the answer form to the cover page, you also need to select or make a format. To make a new format run makeforms , which will produce two files, forms.ps and forms.dat. The first is input onto your cover page form with the commands
\vfill
\special{ps: /lastname (\lastname) def /firstname (\firstname) def
/studIDA (\studIDA) def /studIDB (\studIDB) def /Xcode (\examCode) def
}
\noindent\epsfysize=2.125in\epsfbox{forms.ps}
\eject
where the 2.125in (inches) may need adjusting according to the forms used. The second file is accessed by the scanExam program, and tells it where to look for the filled in bubbles.

[These instructions are rather preliminary, as the procedure is new as of spring 2017. In particular, you might need help adjusting the dimension epsfysize and the BoundingBox in the forms.ps file.]

The exams are then produced and printed according to the instructions for printing exams with labels.

Once the exam is given, the procedure for scanning them and getting the input for grad is detailed here.


Last modified: Wed May 24 11:02:02 2017