[LON-CAPA-users] printing problems with tables and general printing of 'exams'

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:35:15 -0700

What Felicia says, is a method I have often used.  In the most difficult
cases in porting old CAPA problems I ended up with a seriously interleaved
assortment of <web> and <tex> tags.  Sometimes it MIGHT be worth considering
coding a table redundantly, 
1) entire html table inside <web></web> tags 
2)the entire tex table inside <tex></tex> tags 

... keeping all of this stuff in between <startouttext /> and <endouttext

If I am creating a new problem I try to make a decision early on whether
there is likely to be some difficulty in getting both the pdf and html
renditions of the table working in a satisfactory way.

Putting response blocks inside tables certainly has it uses.... however
this then starts to bring me back to the problem of the real-estate required
by the standard response feedbacks.
e.g. "You are Correct etc etc"

Maybe I should start another whimsical discussion about that somehere else


PS If you want I'd have a look at the code if you made it open source for
this particular problem.

On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 12:12:17 -0400 lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org wrote:
> Hi Jay,
> > 1) What magic foobar tags do I need to include to have a table printed
> > properly from a problem?
> >
> > For example, the following problem
> > "/res/vcu/jmsullivan/physics/work/mom_num_pushedboxes02.problem", has
> > the tables mangled in the pdf printout. Is there a tag I need to put
> > around the <table>...</table> for this to print correctly?
> >	
> Tables should just print properly without having to do something 
> special.  However, the table in this problem isn't a normal data table.	
> You are putting problem parts in table cells.  Robley Light had a 
> similar problem and we resolved it be just wrapping the code for the 
> <table> tags inside of <web></web> tags.  This way, the table just 
> appears on the web but prints with no table formatting.  Robley, do you 
> remember where this problem is?  Jay may find it helpful to look at it 
> and print it out and see if he likes this workaround.
> Felicia
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> Felicia Berryman
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> Michigan State University
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Ray Batchelor
Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC
V5A 1S6