LaTeX Alignment Help

I am writing a multiple choice test using LaTeX, but I can't figure out how to make the answer choices align with each other on one line. (If it matters, I'm using \documentclass{exam})

I want to be able to draw a straight line through all of the answer choices for a certain letter. And if there isn't a command that does this, how do you manually set text on a page to begin a certain length from margin? For example, A) would be \(0\) in from the margin, B) would be \(2\) in from the margin, etc.

Thanks!

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4 years, 9 months ago

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I'd suggest using the tabbing environment. Note that it 'hacks' around Latex's spacing, and so your text might overlap.

\begin{tabbing}
\hspace{2 cm} \= \hspace{2 cm} \= \hspace{2 cm} \= \hspace{2 cm} \
This is a question?\
A) Yes \> B)No \> C) I don't know \> D) who cares \
\end{tabbing}

Calvin Lin Staff - 4 years, 9 months ago

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That's probably going to be what I need. I'll just copy that to the other questions. Thanks a lot!

Trevor B. - 4 years, 9 months ago

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I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do. Can you post an image of what you want the answers to look like?

Silas Hundt Staff - 4 years, 9 months ago

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For example, the B's are all aligned with each other no matter how long the answer choice is for A. I know this isn't LaTeX-ed but I have seen tests that have the LaTeX do that.

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Trevor B. - 4 years, 9 months ago

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Hmm, I don't understand how this is applicable to Brilliant since we only show one problem at a time.

Silas Hundt Staff - 4 years, 9 months ago

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@Silas Hundt Ah ha! I just realized that you are not talking about Brilliant—you are talking about LaTeX in general!

Silas Hundt Staff - 4 years, 9 months ago

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@Silas Hundt Yes, that's it.

Trevor B. - 4 years, 9 months ago

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@Trevor B. Sorry, I can't help you there...

Silas Hundt Staff - 4 years, 9 months ago

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