# [OS X TeX] Package/class for creating surveys

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 20:52:30 CEST 2007

On Mar 30, 2007, at 8:52 AM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:

> Here is an example of what I'd like. A LaTeX code that looks
> something like the following:
>
> \begin{options}
> 	\option Not really
> 	\option Somewhat
> 	\option Very much
> \end{options}
>
> Then this ideally would end up looking in both of the following two
> ways, depending on some easy option somewhere that I should be
> allowed to set:
>
> one way:
>
> Not really (little box to tick here)        Somewhat (another box
> here)       Very much   (another box here)
>
> the other way:
>
> Not really _____________    Somewhat ______________    Very much
> _______________
>
>
> A cursory glance at the package did not really show me that it has
> the commands to do something like that, but perhaps I missed it.

1) I don't really understand why the LaTeX code above would be
preferable to using probsoln since the latter creates this kind of
code systematically: if you have only one "problem" in each problem
set file and let probsoln pick only one problem in each problem set
file, you should get the above effect. Or what am I missing?

2) Can't the "two ways" be achieved with a boolean?

3) Inasmuch as probsoln uses enumerate for the choices, shouldn't it
be possible to use "Not really", "Somewhat" and "Very much" instead
of a., b., and c.?

4) But, as you may have noticed, when I hit this kind of issue, I go
to the list!  :-)

5) Also, Talbot randomized the order of the questions at my request.
So, she might be willing to modify probsoln to allow surveys.

Wish you luck.

--schremmer

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