[LON-CAPA-users] formatting hardcopy of Homework sets

Steven Pollock lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:42:00 -0600

```Hi Guy (or anyone else!)

Thanks for the reply below to Mike, I too am am interested in this.

Your solution changes the behaviour of the tag "textline", but now I'm
wondering how I would have known that "textline" was involved in the
first place? I.e, how do I get to look at the tex code that is being
produced for printing a problem?

I ask because, although your fix did get rid of the box, there are
OTHER things we'd like to get rid of in the printout (e.g., the "Tries
0/6" line, and for that matter the excessive blank space between
problems) We do have this printout issue that we *can't* let a set ever
go over 2 pages (i.e. double sided), so we'd like to "trim up" the tex
printouts as much as reasonable.

Alternatively - has anyone out there dealt with this problem and
produced a .sty file you could post here?
(I'm not a tex whiz, so that'd be a far better solution, really!)

Lastly, (probably related): is there a way to FORCE a page break after
a problem on the written printout? It happens sometimes that the title
of a problem appears at the bottom of a column, and then the rest of
the problem continues in the next column. It'd be very cool if we could
force the break so the title stayed with the problem.

> Hi Mike,
>
>> We print out hardcopy of the homework sets and distribute them to the
>> students.  Below each problem in the hardcopy is a blank rectangle,
>> representing the answer box.  Is there anyway to get a printout that
>> does
>> not have the answer box shown?
>
> Yep, create a .sty file with this in it:
>
> <definetag name="textline">
>     <render>
>        <tex> \strut </tex>
>     </render>
> </definetag>
> <definetag name="/textline">
>     <render>
>        <tex> \strut </tex>
>     </render>
> </definetag>

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