## columnbreak when using multiple columns

I want to have each question at the beginning of a new column (one question per column). In the separate answer sheet, i want one column more than in the questions.
What is the best way to achieve this? (option twocolumn, package multicol, \vfill, \columnbreak, \newpage, \clearpage?) What works inside AMC?
Thanks!

### Replies (7)

#### RE: columnbreak when using multiple columns - Added by math user over 7 years ago

I would like to put the three columns on the separate answer sheet (\AMCnumericOpts{vertical=true}). In the part with the questions, I only want to have two or one column(s).
I could not figure out how to easily set a columnbreak after each question (in the questions part, NOT on the separate answer sheet).

#### RE: columnbreak when using multiple columns - Added by Alexis Bienvenüeover 7 years ago

Could you draw a picture with pages of a question sheet that you would like to get?

#### RE: columnbreak when using multiple columns - Added by math user over 7 years ago

When preparing a sample file, I managed to get the columns (using multicols twice).

However, the problem with the automatic column break (or column break using a command) is not yet solved. In the example attached, I use \vspace which is not really nice as the number of cm has to be adapted to each question ...

Two details occurred:

1)
On the separate answer sheet, "Answer n:" might be at the bottom of one column and the digits 0 to 9 (\AMCnumericChoices) at the beginning of the next column or page (see attached file).
Is there an easy way to prevent column or page breaks between the title and the digits or could this be implemented in the new version?

2)
Also \AMCnumericChoices: The decimal point and the sign (+/-) are displayed at the bottom (in vertical mode). Can they be placed in the middle/center so that they are better visible? Could the decimal point be displayed on each line (10 times)?

#### RE: columnbreak when using multiple columns - Added by Alexis Bienvenüeover 7 years ago

Can you provide your source file?

I use \vspace which is not really nice as the number of cm has to be adapted to each question ...

Perhaps including the questions in a \vbox to 20cm{ ... } or so?

Is there an easy way to prevent column or page breaks between the title and the digits

Not yet I'm afraid.

2) Options should be added to enhance AMCnumericChoices…

#### RE: columnbreak when using multiple columns - Added by math user over 7 years ago

here comes the source file ...

#### RE: columnbreak when using multiple columns - Added by Alexis Bienvenüeover 6 years ago

Something like that seems to work:

\element{a}{
\vbox to \textheight{\begin{questionmultx}{Beispiel4}
...
\end{questionmultx}
\vspace*{\fill}
}
}


See also new package option asbox.

#### RE: columnbreak when using multiple columns - Added by math user over 6 years ago

Thanks for this useful hint, Alexis!

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