# \htext undefined control sequence with paperandpencil.sty

I'm trying to create a questionnaire using paperandpencil.sty from QDDS. I've already figured out how to create a question using \question and an answer using \hup. I tried to make a yes/no answer using \htexttwo{Yes}{No} but I get

! Undefined control sequence.
l.34 \htexttwo
{Yes}{No}


Any ideas why this wouldn't work? I think I am doing it according to the documentation (PDF link). I am using MiKTeX and TeXworks on Windows 7.

True, the style file defines \htextthree ... \htextseven, but no \htexttwo. Using the definitions they provide in paperandpencil.sty for the above choices, the following matches for \htexttwo:

\newcommand{\htexttwo}[2]{\vspace{0.5cm}
\begin{center}\begin{tabular}{p{3cm}p{3cm}p{0.001cm}}
\centering #1&\centering #2\\&\\\centering$\Box$&\centering$\Box$ \\
\end{tabular}\end{center}\vspace{0.5cm}}


The package seems old and not as user-friendly in terms of its coding. The use of a 0.001cm end-column can be done more better-er. It's easy to assume that there are far better/more convenient ways of obtaining what you're after.

Either way, here's a complete minimal example:

\documentclass{scrreprt}

\usepackage{paperandpencil}

\newcommand{\htexttwo}[2]{\vspace{0.5cm}
\begin{center}\begin{tabular}{p{3cm}p{3cm}p{0.001cm}}
\centering #1&\centering #2\\&\\\centering$\Box$&\centering$\Box$ \\
\end{tabular}\end{center}\vspace{0.5cm}}

\begin{document}

\question{This is a question?}

\htexttwo{A}{B}
\htextthree{A}{B}{C}
\htextfour{A}{B}{C}{D}
\htextfive{A}{B}{C}{D}{E}
\htextsix{A}{B}{C}{D}{E}{F}
\htextseven{A}{B}{C}{D}{E}{F}{G}

\end{document}

• Seriously? It just doesn't have \htexttwo defined? Thanks for your help Werner. Would you be able to recommend a better way of doing this? This package is the only thing I was able to find. Nov 14, 2014 at 6:36
• @gla3dr: Yes, \htexttwo is just undefined in the package. I would only be able to suggest better alternatives once I see the full extent of your usage.
– Werner
Nov 14, 2014 at 16:16
• This works great. Just had to fix one typo in your code (&& instead of &) causing a ! Extra alignment tab has been changed to \cr. error, but I'm not allowed to do a single-character edit. Nov 14, 2014 at 22:53
• Regarding my usage, I am basically just using \hupB and \htext. I essentially have some questions where the answers are a 1-5 rating, and some yes/no questions. Maybe also some open questions where there would just be a line to write on. Do you have any suggestions for that? Nov 15, 2014 at 0:12