Quizmaker '13: Creating a New Quiz

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In this tutorial, we'll explore the various ways to begin a new Articulate Quizmaker quiz.

Starting a New Quiz from Scratch

To start a new quiz from scratch, do any of the following:

  • On the Quizmaker launch screen, click New quiz.
  • Click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, and click New.
  • Press Ctrl+N on your keyboard.

Quizmaker will open a brand new quiz file in Question List View. To add slides, see this tutorial.

Starting a New Quiz from a Template

Quizmaker templates are huge time-savers! They let you quickly start a new project with predefined quiz settingssizedesign themeslide mastersfeedback mastersresult slide, and player. If a template includes any pre-built questions or content slides, they'll also be added automatically to new quizzes.

To start a new quiz from a Quizmaker template, click From quiz template on the Quizmaker launch screen. Then browse to the template, and click Open.

To learn more about creating and using quiz templates, see this tutorial.

Saving a New Quiz

To save a new quiz, do any of the following:

  • Press Ctrl+S.
  • Click the Save icon on the Quick Access Toolbar in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, and choose Save or Save As.

Also, if you attempt to close Quizmaker without first saving your quiz, you'll be prompted to save it.

To avoid unexpected behavior, save quizzes to your local hard drive (typically your C: drive). For more tips on managing your quiz files, see this tutorial.

About Your Quiz Size

When you begin a new quiz from scratch, its size will default to 720 pixels wide by 540 pixels high. But you can change that, and now's the best time to do it—before you add any slides. If you change your quiz size after adding slides, some objects may need to be resized or rearranged.

To change your quiz size, see Choosing a Quiz Size.

When Your Quiz Is Part of an Articulate Presenter Course

If your quiz will be part of a Presenter course, you can also create it from within PowerPoint. See this tutorial for details.

When embedding a quiz in Presenter, we recommend using the same size in Quizmaker and PowerPoint. If they're different, the quiz will be centered on the PowerPoint slide and, if necessary, scaled down to fit within the slide.

When a quiz uses a different size than PowerPoint, the slide background color from the Presenter player will show around the quiz. To change this color, do the following:

  1. Open your presentation in PowerPoint.
  2. Go to the Articulate tab on the ribbon, and click Player.
  3. Click Colors & Effects on the ribbon.
  4. Click Show advanced color editing.
  5. From the Edit item drop-down, choose Base >> Slide Background.
  6. Use Top colorBottom color, and Transparency to set your color options.
  7. Click OK.

Also, when a quiz is part of a Presenter course, the player colors in Presenter take precedence over the player colors in Quizmaker. Be sure to set your player colors in Presenter.

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