2 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2015 8:02 AM by philmodjunk

    Printing a multiple choice test?

    JamesGraber

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      Printing a multiple choice test?

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      I apologize if there is an obvious answer to this that I haven't been able to discern, but I'm stumped and would appreciate any help for a FileMaker novice...

      I have assembled a database of multiple choice questions with possible answers.  I would like to pick certain questions and have them populate a test to print and give to students.

      My approach was to create a layout that looks something like this:

      <<Question Visual>>

      1.) <<Question Stem>>

      A.) <<Correct Answer>>

      B.) <<Distractor 1>>

      C.) <<Distractor 2>>

      D.) <<Distractor 3>>

      E.) <<Distractor 4>>

       

      <<Question Visual>>

      2.) <<Question Stem>>

      A.) <<Distractor 3>>

      B.) <<Distractor 1>>

      C.) <<Distractor 2>>

      D.) <<Correct Answer>>

      E.) <<Distractor 4>>

       

      This would continue until I had 25 questions for the test.

       

      I'm running into a couple of problems, mostly related to formatting.

       

      First, my visuals aren't printing as pictures.  Instead, it prints as the text "untitled.jpg" rather than the picture that is in the container field.

       

      Second, I can't create a layout that has multiple questions on one page because it wants to put one record per page.  So questions 1, 2, and 3 for example are all coming from the same record.