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Making Digital Prelim Papers

To create a digital prelim with answer boxes you need Adobe Acrobat Professional (Acrobat Pro).

You need Acrobat Pro for two reasons:

  1. To create the answer boxes for pupils to type their answers;
  2. and to save it as a 'Reader Extended PDF', so that pupils can save their answers.

You can download a 30 trial version or Acrobat from Adobe

You can buy a full copy from:

The Education Scotland deal offers a significant discount.

Ways to create a digital prelim paper

1. Create in Microsoft Word

  1. Make up a prelim using Microsoft Word;
  2. Add answer boxes using Acrobat Pro;

2. Download a prelim paper

  1. Download a prelim paper from the SQA;
  2. Add answer boxes using Acrobat Pro;

3. Scan a paper prelim

  1. Scan a paper prelim using a digital scanner;
  2. Add answer boxes using Acrobat Pro;