[texhax] generating printed forms with LaTeX

Christopher W. Ryan cryan at binghamton.edu
Tue May 4 19:21:32 CEST 2004

I'm working up a proposal for a research project.  Much of my writing 
regarding the study is already in .tex files.  Now I have to "pitch" the 
project to the approviing authorities.  I'd like to prepare a written 
proposal and an on-screen presentation.  I have some experience with 
prosper and seminar packages, so I think I can do that fairly easily. 
But the study involves some questionairres that the subject will fill 
out.  I obviously have to include a copy of the survey instrument in the 
written proposal.  Of course I could do up the survey in my word 
processor of choice.  But I'm wondering if their are good and convenient 
ways to to it in LaTeX, so I can have all my stuff in one place/format. 
  The survey instrument would be the typical, highly formatted, form, 
with fill-in-the-blank questions, put-an-X-on-the-line questions, maybe 
some horizontal line dividers, and many Likert-type scales, with a stem 
question on the left and then numerical choices of 1 through 5 spaced 
out evenly to the right.  Am I crazy to think of doing this layout in 
LaTeX?  Or is there a nice package?

Christopher W. Ryan, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
and Wilson Family Practice Residency, Johnson City, NY
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