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I like to create surveys and questionnaires, what would be a good \documentclass or package to use?

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If you're interested in writing your own class I wrote an article called Writing a LaTeX Class File to Produce a Form on the LaTeX Community site. – Nicola Talbot Jun 11 '13 at 16:23
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The AcroTeX bundle provides the eqExamn package.

D.P. Story (the AcroTeX author) has published a PracTeX article on the subject of creating surveys using TeX Producing a TeX/LaTeX Online Survey with the eqExam Package

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The Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg, Essen, Germany developed the Questionnaire Development Documentation System (QDDS). Version III of this software includes two LaTeX styles that were created to implement paper based questionnaires:

The styles and some examples can be downloaded here. enter image description here

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looks like a nice package, but is not even on ctan. they probably are not particularly eager to spread the word (package). – ivo Welch Jan 2 at 4:39
This looks nice, except for one aspect: it creates survey that fill many pages and this creates friction (and lower turnout) in my experience. I have therefore tried to create my own surveys in a more compact format. – Christian Lindig Feb 21 at 13:53

I would recommend having a look at SDAPS, since it provides a class to build questionnaires. But the greates feature of this software is the ability to do optical mark recognition on the questionnaire built with this class. All you have to do is scan them. Have a look at the project website http://sdaps.org/

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I agree, SDAPS in its whole, as a OS-independent software suite, looks really awesome with what I came up with. I cannot wait to try out the scanning feature. Thank you! – Serge Stroobandt Jun 12 '13 at 13:09
The scanning feature works great. I should also mention that if you run into some problems, be sure to contact the developer. He is really responsive and helpful. – joão gândara Jun 13 '13 at 10:45
Obrigado! FYI, I already contributed the Dutch TeX translation to the project. – Serge Stroobandt Jun 13 '13 at 12:32

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