Help files in the
directory Parkin01 on your computer
1. How to make a
2. Running your question file in PARKIN01
3. Word Processing
4. Account Balance
5. Example of sending the job to NERMVS
6. Merging the grades
directions Cathy’s set of directions on the web.
– exams in tex
The question file
The question file must contain no more than 80
characters on a line. Extra characters
are not read and seem to do some harm in addition to that. Usually these cause an incorrect number of
answers to one of the questions. Usually
this is caught on the PC in the process of making the proof and it will issue a
warning. This causes the code to merely
produce a numbered listing of the input file.
This is in the qname.out file. It
is possible for this to get clear through to NEREXAM before being detected, but
I do not believe that it has ever happened.
If the question file is made with the dos editor, edit, the
bottom line shows the column that you are on.
In Notepad, the first time set the size of the window to 80 and simply
enter carriage returns to keep the lines, looking correct. If word is used to make the question file,
set the font to Courier 13, and save the file as text with line breaks.
If you are running Parkin01 from Linux in a dos
emulator, you must remember that NEREXAM which produces the exams on the IBM
mainframe using MVS requires the dos convention of <cr><lf> at the
end of each line. The dos codes Unix2Dos
or Dos2Unix, or even the c files in Uddu.zip, which are in parkin01\linux may be necessary to get files that will run
on the NERDC.
10/01/2002 09:05a 221,967 btex.zip The path
structure, executable and bat files for making tex exams.
10/01/2002 08:34a 7,017 EMTEX.HTM Brief description of the emtex setup.
12/12/1999 03:47p 1,756 FPTEX.HTM Directions for getting a “free”
version of tex.
02/09/2001 09:30p 5,956 ftp.html Directions for using ftp
05/03/2002 03:11p 1,301,989 GATORUP.ZIP Power point presentation by Steve Pritz on
how to upload grades at semester’s end.
02/09/2001 11:25p 22,174 gmerge.html
Direction for using the gra files to produce final grades.
08/09/2002 05:42a 860,049 minemtex.zip The minimum emtex needed to view the exams in
a dos like environment – works with Windows 98 and before.
02/13/2001 10:19p 3,929 nerinfo.htm
How to find an account balance.
10/01/2002 09:31a 169,276 Parkbatf.zip
Password protected fortran and bat files for making the PC and Nerdc versions
08/09/2002 05:51a 292,352 Parkin01.exe Self extracting set of Parkin01 files.
10/01/2002 09:50a 9,027 Parkin01.htm Directions for extracting Parkin01 files.
09/13/1999 06:39p 11,435 Parkin1.html Directions for producing exams.
08/09/2002 05:50a 253,431 Parkin01.zip Zipped set of Parkin01 files.
08/07/2002 08:49p 11,438 QUE.HTM Directions for making a que file.
09/13/1999 03:39p 8,259 sample.que sample que file.
10/01/2002 09:27a 6,670 texam.html Intruduction to TeX
10/01/2002 09:45a 37,234 TEXBATF.ZIP Password protected source code for texam
08/08/2002 01:47p 273,568 UNIX.zip Password protected source code for a unix
version of texam
09/13/1999 06:39p 3,785 Word_Proc.html Description of the word processing features
Mary L. Ploch, (392-2231,
Cathy Knudsen, (392-8742, firstname.lastname@example.org) makes exams for the
physics department. She is the expert on
directions are on her web site.
Bob Coldwell (home 373-7493, office
392-0793 Room 2275 NPB ufbobc@.ufl.edu) Mike Parkinson wrote the original version of
the code. He probably would not
recognize Bob’s version. Bob will
try to help and as a result may decide to “improve” the code. He is not the expert at using rcbexam.