alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions

Added by Marc Klausen over 5 years ago

Hello,
for formating my exams I need a enumeration structure such as:

1. Question 1: Text concerning all subquestions
a) subquestion
b) subquestion

2. Question 2: Text concerning
a) subquestion
b) subquestion

In the forum I already found similar solutions using f.e. \thesection and \AMCnumero (if I remember correctly) resulting in something like

1. Question 1: Text concerning all subquestions
1.1) subquestion
1.2) subquestion

2. Question 2: Text concerning
2.1) subquestion
2.2) subquestion

But is it possible to get an enumeration structure with a), b), c) ...

Thanks a lot for any help or hints,
yours Marc!


Replies (10)

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe over 5 years ago

Maybe redefine \AMC@qaff?

\makeatletter
\renewcommand\AMC@qaff{\alph{AMCquestionaff})}
\makeatother

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Marc Klausen over 5 years ago

Thank you a lot for your fast answer,
but inserting the code -- without the typo? ")" -- in the preamble after loading the automultiplechoice package results now in no numbering at all ...

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe over 5 years ago

Please post a starting-point minimal source file.

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Marc Klausen over 5 years ago

really sorry, now I think I understand your answer:
I think you mean, your code snippet has to be embedded in the source code of the similar solution ment above, I'll try ...

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Marc Klausen over 5 years ago

Here is a file with a minimal source code:

I have to add a \AMCsection command every time I insert a new (super-)question, only to get a new leading number for this super-question and all sub-questions -- although I actually don't really need/want any sections. For (sub-)questions I have to reset the counter with \AMCnumero to get the right second number -- every time a new super-question starts.

And that way sub-questions are numerated as 1.1, 1.2 etc. instead of just a) b) c) ...
Activating your suggested code-snippet results in 1.) and 1.) instead of 1.a) and 1.b) or better just a) b) c)

I think I'm missing some important point ...

exam.tex (2.1 kB)

exam.pdf (76.3 kB)

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe over 5 years ago

This works for me. What is your AMC version?

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Marc Klausen over 5 years ago

Auto Multiple Choice 1.2.1 (svn:1403) on Debian (package manager synaptic says, that installed version is the newest available under Debian).

Too old for the suggested solution? (I don't mind to install the newest version by hand, but I'm afraid, that there could be pitfalls when installing it without a package manager.)

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe over 5 years ago

With AMC 1.2.1, you can use

\makeatletter
\renewcommand\AMC@qaff{\addtocounter{AMCquestionaff}{1}\alph{AMCquestionaff}}
\makeatother

instead. Unfortunately the internal \AMC@qaff macro changed over time…

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Marc Klausen over 5 years ago

Yes, now it's working. Thank you really, really a lot for your time and your help.

RE: alphanumeric enumeration for subquestions - Added by Marc Klausen over 5 years ago

... but on the answer sheet it is still 1.2 instead of 1.a). Do I need to change another macro for the numbering on the answer sheet?

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