|Adding New Items
Item" on the toolbar inserts a new item in the list; you can use the Inspector
Window to edit the item and specify a topic or category for the item.
When you type Return in any field in the inspector, you commit the edit as well
as add a new item to the list; this is convenient for rapid multiple data entry.
|Start a quiz
||You can start a quiz
by pressing the toolbar's Quiz button, which launches a quiz window
and conducts a drill on any selected items in the main window, or on all items
if none were previously selected. You can choose to be prompted in your
native language to give answers in the second language, or you can choose
to have the prompts mixed between both languages (See the Preferences window).
|Performing a quiz
||Simple! You will be prompted
for the item in one language; you'll make up your mind what the answer should be
in the other language, then you type it in the other field and press Enter.
If your answer is correct, this will be confirmed by text that appears in green;
if your answer was incorrect (based on a case-insensitive comparison) the
confirmation appears in red. The score for that item in the main table will be
affected appropriately. If you want to skip any item, a button is provided, and
the score for that item will not be affected one way or the other.
The quiz will pass through the selected (or all) items only once. An algorithm allows you to skip certain items if you have been tested more than N times and your percentage correct is higher than 0.x, although these items will still be tested occasionally, based on a random number generated during the quiz.
In the main vocabulary list, a Score column shows how well you have performed on quizzes. The colored blob is purple if your score is above 0.8, green if you scored better than 0.6, yellow if the score is 0.4 or better, and red if you scored below 0.2. The score image is white if no testing has yet been done. You can reset the scores for selected items via a menu item (or all items, as usual, if none are selected).
||Of course you can
also delete, sort, filter, copy and paste your vocabulary items, as well as export
them into a CSV file if you want to work on them in another program.
Importing CSV data is also enabled. A simple printing capability allows you
to produce a hard copy of your vocabulary lists. Note that you can use version 0.9.1
to open .voc files that were saved in Version 0.71; you will have to use the document
format choice popup in the save dialog to save the document opened thus to the new format.
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