qformat simplecsv

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The Simple CSV format is a very simple way of creating multiple choice questions using a CSV (Comma separated value) file. The format looks like this:

 "Category","Question text","CA 1",...,"CA n","","WA 1", ... ,"WA m"

That is,

+ CA - Correct Answer, WA - Wrong Answer
+ one question - one row
+ en empty cell sepparates correct answers from wrong ones
+ category column is optional and it is used when selected during import
+ numbers of CAs and WAs may differ from each other inside the row and between rows 

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  • You have to save the file in a CSV format. Don't save it as an Excel document or anything like that.
  • Non-ASCII characters like 'quotes' can cause import errors. To avoid this, always save your text file in UTF-8 encoding (most text editors, even Libre Office, will ask you).

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