As a teacher I am in need to create worksheets for my students, especially while many are learning from home during lockdown. The idea is that the students download the worksheet and either print it and fill it out by hand, or insert text using any pdf software.
Problems: The student worksheet version still has all the sample solutions, and a smart student can easily extract them. Also, any images or canvas drawings still need to be deleted manually.
Question: How can I comfortably use Word 365 to create a worksheet where sample solutions cannot be extracted? VBA is fine, only downside is that automatic saving won't work for me anymore, as all files are stored in OneDrive.
My current workflow:
Create a student worksheet in Word 365 which includes all sample solutions.
[Task]-teacher.docx and [Task]-teacher.pdf
These solutions have their own style, let's call it "Solution". "Solution" has the font "Segoe Script", the font size ten and the font color is red. Any paragraph or formula has that style. This font in combination with its font size comes close to the actual handwriting of my students, so that any space I reserve for individual solutions is sufficient. Questions where students need to explain something also have a black underline.
Create a copy of the sample solution file with "hidden" solutions
[Task]-student.docx and [Task]-student.pdf
Change the font color of "Solution" to white. Sample solutions are not visible any more as the white background now matches the white font. The black underline is still visible so that students can write on those.