I would like to design a 40 multiple choice answer sheet template in AMC-TXT. AMC automatically formats the separate
That's OK.

After that I would like to fill the rest of the answer sheet with dotted lines. This would be a space to write
a long essay scored outside of AMC.

I thought of putting an Open question after 40 MCQ (shuffling is off), setting the option lines =15 and treating
it as indicative question. However, the width of the space for essay answer follows the width of the MCQ columns.
What I want to achieve instead is the following layout:

MCQ MCQ MCQ
MCQ MCQ MCQ

LONG E S S A Y
LONG E S S A Y

Can this be achieved in AMC-TXT? I don't mind a bit of LATEX code, but the document needs to be in AMC-TXT mode.

Thanks for any suggestions.

### Replies (10)

#### RE: Formatting Answer sheet - Added by Alexis Bienvenüeover 8 years ago

If you just need to cancel the 3-columns layout for an open question at the end, you can use something like

*([last] [[ \end{multicols} ]]

*<lines=5>
+ Correct
- Wrong

*) [[ \begin{multicols}{3} ]]


The multicols LaTeX environment is used by AMC-TXT to render the 3-columns layout.

#### RE: Formatting Answer sheet - Added by Nikola Z. Guscicover 8 years ago

I should emphasize that I am working in AMC-TXT. Latex is enabled and multicol package loaded but I get the
following string of error messages when I try to append the code above.

8 errors during LaTeX compiling (question sheet)
LaTeX Error: \begin{document} ended by \end{multicols}.
Missing } inserted.
Extra \endgroup.
LaTeX Error: \begin{document} ended by \end{multicols}.
Extra \endgroup.
Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.
LaTeX Error: \begin{multicols} on input line 504 ended by \end{document}.
Package multicol Error: Document end inside multicols environment.


#### RE: Formatting Answer sheet - Added by Alexis Bienvenüeover 8 years ago

Can you send your source file?

Sure, here it is

#### RE: Formatting Answer sheet - Added by Alexis Bienvenüeover 8 years ago

I see: my trick only works without separate answer sheet, sorry...

#### RE: Formatting Answer sheet - Added by Nikola Z. Guscicover 8 years ago

Thank you for your assistance, I guess I will add the lines to the pdf file
using some pdf editor.

Best,

Niko Z.

This is just to say that I am facing the same problem but I couldn't find a solution.
I have exactly the same exam structure with a separate answer sheet and I want to add
an open question at the end.

Well, sorry, I just found an easy solution...
I just a pice of code to generate the rows directly into the question.
You can find the code easily by searching for "table to fill page exam.cls" on Google.

Lello