- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg25188] Re: CellAutoDelete
- From: paulh at wolfram.com (P.J. Hinton)
- Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 21:24:30 -0400 (EDT)
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In article <8pkki5$m3q at smc.vnet.net>, "Tom De Vries" <tdevries at shop.westworld.ca> writes: > 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. I suspect that you are using CellPrint to create your cells. If you are, then don't use it. Use NotebookWrite instead. This will spare you the fate of CellAutoOverwrite. NotebookWrite[ EvaluationNotebook, Cell["2+2", "Input", GeneratedCell -> False ] ] creates a cell that looks like this: Cell["2+2", "Input", GeneratedCell->False] -- P.J. Hinton User Interface Programmer paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.