CellAutoDelete

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg25159] CellAutoDelete*From*: "Tom De Vries" <tdevries at shop.westworld.ca>*Date*: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 02:58:46 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello everyone, I am using some Mathematica programs to generate math tests for my classes. They create questions and answers "randomly" so I can create different versions of the same test to avoid students comparing answers. I wonder if anyone could help with this small problem. Since the tests are created by Mathematica, the cells all have the attribute CellAutoOverwrite->True. When a student tries to do a calculation in the test file, the cells below the calculation get deleted, or the output cell ends up in a different place in the file than expected. I tried selecting all the cells in the file and changing this cell attribute to False, but when the student opens the file, it is changed back to True again...!? I have my file with all the cells set to CellAutoOverwrite->False and a student just sent me back their work and all the cells are CellAutoOverwrite->True!! Has anyone had any experience with this, or could anyone suggest how to deal with this? The low tech solution has been to put a new text cell at the end of each question, and calculations done above this work fine. Sincerely, Tom De Vries