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From: "Christine Köhn" <christine@chark.eu>
To: "Xianwen Chen (陈贤文)" <xianwen.chen@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Exam LaTeX class
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:13:23 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87pmzvo3i4.fsf@chark.eu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <f52b62b8ae7eae4f684fbf20756428f8@gmail.com>

Hi Xianwen,

Xianwen Chen (陈贤文) writes:

> Does someone have experiences with the exam LaTeX class: 
> http://www-math.mit.edu/~psh/exam/examdoc.pdf?

Yes, but I haven't useid it with orgmode.

> The next step I'm trying to do, but don't know how, is to ask LaTeX 
> exporter to create two exports to PDF.

> I guess one way is to modify the org-latex-export-to-pdf function, so 
> that when the document class is exam, the exporter first export without 
> solutions, and then export to an other PDF file (such as 
> foo-with_solutions.pdf).

Here is one way to do the latex part. You could pass a jobname to latex.

I have this


in a myexam.sty file to switch between modes (with or without solutions
and todo notes) and use it in the latex file with


You could add your own latex class to org-latex-classes and add this
line there.

The jobname has to be passed to latex with something like -jobname
withsolution if you want it to be with solutions. I use a Makefile for
this purpose which calls latexmk

latexmk -pdf -pdflatex="pdflatex --interaction=errorstopmode" -use-make

and adds -jobname=$(basename $@) if asked to create a pdf ending with
withsolution.pdf. I can send you the Makefile if you're interested.

To use the jobname from within orgmode, you'll have to change
org-latex-pdf-process to use the jobname if needed. I think one way to
achieve this is to add a new export backend which is derived from latex
(see org-export-define-derived-backend) and which sets
org-latex-pdf-process accordingly (and resets it afterwards).

Hope this helps.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-19 10:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-18 13:46 Exam LaTeX class Xianwen Chen (陈贤文)
2021-03-19 10:13 ` Christine Köhn [this message]
2021-03-24 10:26   ` Xianwen Chen (陈贤文)
2021-03-24 13:16     ` Diego Zamboni
2021-03-28 16:33       ` Xianwen Chen (陈贤文)

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