Since we have no Questionmark Perception manuals at my office, most of my knowledge of Questionmark comes from trying out things in the application itself or digging around in the questionably organized Questionmark support site. (Any altruistic Info-Architects need a project?)
While so engaged one day, looking for an answer to something else, I found out I could have been importing multiple choice quizzes using Microsoft Word documents! Fortunately I haven't done too many so far. Here are the directions:
The document must be formatted as a list.
Each question is a level 1 line, each choice is a level 2 (indent once). There should be no excess copy in the document, just
1. Question a. choice 1 b. choice 2 c. choice 3 d. choice 4
a. choice 1
b. choice 2
c. choice 3
d. choice 4
Select All. Choose Format: Bullets and Numbering
In the dialog that comes up, click the Customize button.
For Level 1 (Questions), make the bullet <Q>
For Level 2 (Choices), make it <C>
Set the Number and Text postions to 0".
All the bullets will be changed to the QML markers you have just defined.
<Q> Question <C> choice 1 <C> choice 2 <C>. choice 3 <C> choice 4
<C> choice 1
<C> choice 2
<C> choice 3
<C> choice 4
Change all the "correct" choice markers to
Save as a text file.
In Question Manager in Perception choose the topic into which you wish to import the questions.
Select File: Import: ASCII and select your text file. Hit the "Import" button.
More detailed instructions are available to registered users on the Questionmark Support site in Knowledge Base Document ID "ques027".