Newbie to AMC looking to enhance some aesthetics in a "post correcting" form

Added by Steve Petersen over 1 year ago

Hi AMC forum,

I'm excited to discover AMC! My department has wanted a free replacement for Scantron (and Gravic and other commercial OMR) for a long time.

I am also excited to use all of AMC's advanced features. For now, though, I'd just like a Scantron bubble sheet replacement, and so I'm following the directions in the manual for the "post correcting".

I've altered the LaTeX (I do have a fair amount of experience with LaTeX, though I'm no expert) for my needs, and attached it. I would love to make a few minor adjustments, mostly for the aesthetics. Can you help me out?

  • The spacing around the student ID numbers look odd - not centered vertically or horizontally in the tabular box
  • How do I align the questions so that there's not an odd bump when the questions turn double-digit?
  • This is even more minor but: is there an easy way to make the letters in the answer circles a little smaller?

I did look through the manual but didn't see how to do these. Thanks in advance for any help!

Steve


Replies (4)

RE: Newbie to AMC looking to enhance some aesthetics in a "post correcting" form - Added by Gérard Carpeaux over 1 year ago

Hi,
  • you may change the default length
    \AMCcodeHspace= your value
    
  • change the defintion
    \def\AMCbeginQuestion#1#2
    

Mine is (with the package ifthen)

\def\AMCbeginQuestion#1#2{\par\noindent{\textbf{Q. \ifthenelse{#1<10}{\phantom{0}}{}#1}}#2\hspace{0.5ex}}

  • Change the definition
    \def\AMCchoiceLabelFormat#1
    

    for example
    \def\AMCchoiceLabelFormat#1{\tiny #1}
    

RE: Newbie to AMC looking to enhance some aesthetics in a "post correcting" form - Added by Steve Petersen over 1 year ago

Thank you! AMC really is remarkably flexible, and I look forward to learning more. I hope someday I might even contribute, and meanwhile at least I can put a good word in.

RE: Newbie to AMC looking to enhance some aesthetics in a "post correcting" form - Added by Gérard Carpeaux over 1 year ago

I hope someday I might even contribute,

You can modify, correct, add clarifications to the english documentation.
I am not familiar with the english language so i use google traduction and wordreference to help me to translate.

https://gitlab.com/jojo_boulix/auto-multiple-choice/

RE: Newbie to AMC looking to enhance some aesthetics in a "post correcting" form - Added by Steve Petersen over 1 year ago

Great! I should be able to help with that this summer. I'd like to start with a Quick Start easy guide to setting up a simple "bubble sheet" Scantron replacement of the type that I've made. That should be less intimidating to people looking for free replacement for their OMR software.

Thanks,
Steve

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