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

Sun, 25 Feb 2007 21:59:09 -0500

<div>Hello Gerd,<br><br>Thank you for the fast response on a Sunday!<br>For=
one section of my exam, I want the students to produce a numerical answer,=
instead of choosing from values in a multiple-choice format. (There are ot=
her conceptual-type multiple choice problems produced by LON-CAPA on the ex=
am, as well as "regular" problems.)<br><br>Unfortunately, the size paramete=
r cannot increase the height of the answer box, which is my problem.<br>Can=
I increase the overall text size for the PDF output (and in turn the box h=
eight)?<br>I tried the &lt;basefont TeXsize=3D"Large"/&gt; statement, but t=
hat didn't seem to do anything.<br><br>Thanks,&nbsp; <br>Alison<span style=
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ont><br><br><br><br><br></div><font color=3D"#990099">-----lon-capa-users-a=
dmin@mail.lon-capa.org wrote: -----<br><br></font><blockquote style=3D"bord=
gin-left: 5px; margin-right: 0px;">To: lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org<br>=
From: Gerd Kortemeyer &lt;korte@lite.msu.edu&gt;<br>Sent by: lon-capa-users=
APA-users] Change size of "Answer" box appearing on PDF printout?<br><br><f=
ont face=3D"monospace" size=3D"3">Hi,<br><br>On Feb 25, 2007, at 12:02 PM, =
Alison A Baski/FS/VCU wrote:<br>&gt;<br>&gt; For the first time, I am going=
to use LON-CAPA to create a few &nbsp;<br>&gt; pages of numerical answer p=
roblems for my exam. Is there any way to &nbsp;<br>&gt; increase the size o=
f the "answer" box that appears on the problem &nbsp;<br>&gt; in the PDF pr=
intout? &nbsp;The box is rather small for students to write &nbsp;<br>&gt; =
their answers, so I will either need to increase its size or white &nbsp;<b=
r>&gt; it out.<br><br>So, you don't want to use "exam" mode with answer bub=
bles and &nbsp;<br>possibly bubble sheets?<br><br>For your own problems, yo=
u can modify the "size" parameter of the &nbsp;<br>answer field. If you nev=
er need automated grading, you can also start &nbsp;<br>out with the "essay=
" template - all &lt;script&gt;s, plots, etc, also work &nbsp;<br>in essay =
resources. The answer box there can be configured in width &nbsp;<br>and he=
ight. You could then use PGRDs to enter the grades.<br><br>If you use other=
people's problems, that however does not work ... &nbsp;<br>but you could =
include a blank resource between all problems to &nbsp;<br>generate some ex=