[LON-CAPA-users] Change size of "Answer" box appearing on PDF printout?

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Sun, 25 Feb 2007 17:58:23 -0500


On Feb 25, 2007, at 12:02 PM, Alison A Baski/FS/VCU wrote:
> For the first time, I am going to use LON-CAPA to create a few  
> pages of numerical answer problems for my exam. Is there any way to  
> increase the size of the "answer" box that appears on the problem  
> in the PDF printout?  The box is rather small for students to write  
> their answers, so I will either need to increase its size or white  
> it out.

So, you don't want to use "exam" mode with answer bubbles and  
possibly bubble sheets?

For your own problems, you can modify the "size" parameter of the  
answer field. If you never need automated grading, you can also start  
out with the "essay" template - all <script>s, plots, etc, also work  
in essay resources. The answer box there can be configured in width  
and height. You could then use PGRDs to enter the grades.

If you use other people's problems, that however does not work ...  
but you could include a blank resource between all problems to  
generate some extra space. Something like

<title>Answer Box</title>

should give you a 3cm white space. Make the page, publish it, and  
then include it between problems.

- Gerd.