[Tugindia] AcroTeX eDucation Bundle Update

Radhakrishnan CV cvr at river-valley.org
Mon Aug 4 05:43:02 CEST 2003

Here are the details of DP Story's excellent packages that work with
pdfLaTeX and LaTeX to create professional looking interactive math
quizzes.  This might be useful to those who are looking for TeX
packages that can create interactive educational material. 


From: story at uakron.edu
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 19:41:35 -0400

I've just uploaded a new version of the Bundle.  See


Major additions:

(1) Full support for PDF forms. All environments that used forms have
    been rewritten to include the new eForm support.

(2) I've release a new package called eq2db, the distribution includes
    eq2db.dtx (and .ins), a latex package that converts an Exerquiz
    quiz into one that can be submitted to server-side script.  The
    package has two options eqRecord and custom.  When the eqRecord
    option is taken, the quizzes are set up to submit to a server-side
    script called eqRecord.asp (also included).  Two sample files
    quiz1.tex and quiz2.tex are provided as well as a sample Access
    2000 database. The custom option can be used by developers to
    prepare an exerquiz quiz for submission to another script, using
    the eq2db macros.

Because eqRecord.asp is an active server page, this script must be set
up on a Windows server (sorry about that).  I encourage others to
develop general CGI that can run on other systems.  New options could
be added to set up quizzes for these scripts. I'm afraid that I don't
have time nor do I have a development environment for scripts on UNIX,
for example.


D. P. Story

Dr. D. P. Story
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
The University of Akron
Akron, OH  44325

tele: (330) 972-7514
e-mail: dpstory at uakron.edu
Home Page: http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/

Home of ...

e-Calculus: A Calculus I Tutorial on the WeB.
Written in TeX and converted to the PDF format.
See it at http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/e-calculus.html

and of ...

An Algebra Review in 10 Lessons
TeX to PDF

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