ExamView Test Generator includes numerous features that allow you to customize the appearance of a test to your exact specifications. A few of the more popular options are listed here, but you can refer to the help topic Customizing the Appearance of a Test for a complete list.
Depending on how your students will complete the test, you can turn on or off space for answers. For example, if you want your students to write the answers on the test next to each question, you can provide space to do so. If your students will be using a bubble sheet or a separate piece of paper, you can show only the questions. Click Test from the menu bar and select Layout. Click the Answers tab and set the corresponding options in the Answer Space area.NOTE
Some answer space options are disabled when tests are set to display in two-column format.
Mix Question Types
You can group questions on a test by question type (e.g., multiple choice, true/ false, etc.) or mix the question types. When questions are grouped by question type, an instruction line describing how to answer questions of this type is displayed.
Often state tests do not group questions by question type. If you want to create a test that more closely resembles a state test, you can mix the question types. Click Test from the menu bar and select Layout. Click the Question Types tab and select Allow question types to be mixed. Reorder the questions to mix the question types (see the Reordering Questions section that appears below).NOTE
When choosing to Mix the Question Types, the instruction line is no longer displayed. If instructions are needed, the use of a narrative is recommended.
You can display tests in one- or two-column format. Click Test from the menu bar and select Layout. Click the Page tab and select Two Columns. Choose whether you would like vertical and horizontal lines included on your test.
Click Question from the menu bar and select Reorder. Reorder the questions to your liking. If your test is set to group questions by question type, your questions must remain grouped by question type when reordering. You cannot move a single true/false question to a position after the multiple choice questions. Instead, you must move the entire group of true/false questions.NOTE
You can manually reorder or scramble questions. Also, when you print a test, you can scramble the questions.
If your test is set to allow for mixed question types, you can click Sort in the Reorder Questions dialog box to sort questions by question criteria.
If you want to scramble the questions, click Question from the menu bar and select Scramble. From there, you can choose to scramble sections, questions, and the answer choices in multiple choice and multiple response questions.
If you want to change the font of your entire test, click Edit from the menu bar and select Replace Font. Select the fonts and sizes you want to use, and click Replace All. All questions in your test will instantly update with the newly selected font choices.TIP
If you use the Replace Font option to replace a font, it is best to replace one font (e.g., Times New Roman) with another (e.g., Arial). Do not choose to replace all fonts with another font. This could cause unintended results such as replacing symbols or other special characters (e.g., Symbol).
The display of Webdings and Wingdings may differ on Mac platforms.
Adjust Multiple Choice
You can instantly reduce the number of choices in all of your multiple choice questions. Click Question from the menu bar and select Adjust Choices/Columns.
Layout and Style
Several state and national test styles are built into the ExamView Test Generator. Instantly format your test by selecting a style from the Style Gallery, which can be found under Test on the menu bar.EXAMPLE
If you want to format your test to look like the PSAT, click Test from the menu bar and select Style Gallery. Select the PSAT option and click OK.
If you do not see a particular style in the Style Gallery, you can customize the test with the Layout and Style commands. Click Test from the menu bar and select Layout, and set the layout options. Then click the Style toolbar button and select your fonts and styles. The figure below shows an example of a test with customized answer choices.