[LON-CAPA-users] file size limit - anonymous tests

Felicia Berryman lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 16 Nov 2005 10:47:26 -0500

Hi Nathan,

I think this falls under user :)

On the last screen of the print helper all the way on the bottom, there 
is an option to specify how many exams to print at once.  The default is 
all.  You can put in 100 if you want.  Here at MSU, some instructors put 
in 1.  Then each exam is in its own PDF file.  LON-CAPA automatically 
generates a zip file of all the exams when there are alot of them like 
this.  The instructors then just have to send over the zip file to MSU 
Print services and they print out the exams and staple them.


Nathan Schoenack wrote:

> Not sure if this is a "users" or 'admin' question:
> I'm trying to print 300 anonymous, CODEd tests for a class, but when  
> it comes out there's only 107 versions and that's the end of the  
> document.  I was just looking in the /home/httpd/prtspool and saw   
> that the size of the file from a previous attempt is that magical  
> 2147483647 byte size.  Is this an unavoidable limitation of printing  
> that many tests?  Is there a workaround?
> I notice I can request 300 codes and then only print a certain number  
> of them.  Is there anyway to produce 300 test codes, then print them  
> 100 at a time without duplicating codes.
> I'm guessing that the easiest workaround would be using just 20  
> individual codes and then distributing that to the 300 students.
> Nathan Schoenack
> IT Research Support Specialist
> NDSU Physics
> (701) 231-7047
> nathan.schoenack@ndsu.edu
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