Manyex Manual 0.5

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This is the Manual for the Manyex exam preparation systam (version 0.5, Jun 15, 2010),

Copyright © 2006-2010 Walter García-Fontes

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Manyex is a tool for preparing exams and tests from a database of exercises with questions. It creates the exams in LaTeX so that you can process them with the Tex/Latex system.

To operate Manyex, you need a working TeX/LaTeX installation and a basic knowledge of this system.

In this version of Manyex, web form exams are prepared to work with tth (//

Manyex selects randomly the exercises and permutes the questions, so that you can generate different exams from the same database of questions.

It provides several formats:

– Normal Latex exams, to print and distribute among the students.

– Web Form exams, these are written as separate files for each exam, also in LaTeX, but to be processed by tth (, a free tool to convert from LaTeX to html.

– Answer files, both in normal format and in web format.

– Answer key file, just each exams with the correct answers if multiplechoice or true/false.

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The exercise database

The test description file

Exercise structure

LaTeX normal exam creation

LaTeX web form creation

The creation of answers

A complete example