I am creating a multiple fill in the blank question. Is there a way to have literal brackets in the question without it being considered a placeholder for a possible answer?
If you put spaces between the brackets and the name, then it doesn't convert it to a placeholder.
That comes from the text directly above the rich text editor:
In the box below, every place you want to show an answer box, type a reference word (no spaces) surrounded by brackets
(i.e. "Roses are [color1], violets are [color2]")
You can also put backslashes (escape the characters), but the backslashes show up, so it's kind of worthless
If you absolutely cannot have spaces between the brackets and the content, then you can go into the html editor and put a span around the brackets.
If you want a bracket and still have a pull-down, you can do a double bracket
Hope that helps.
Thank you so much, James. Perfect solution!
Glad it worked for you.
After I wrote it, I realized there's nothing special about the backslash, I've just been doing a lot of coding and having to escape characters and it came to mind. It will only become a placeholder if there is no spaces. Put anything else in there and it won't be. You could probably even put a space on one side but not the other (untested)
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