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Contents : Overview articles
SuperMemo: Overview articles

Overviews help you take a bird's eye view at individual problem areas in SuperMemo. They compile knowledge from different sections of the technical documentation and help you better understand step-by-step solutions:

  1. Six steps to excellent memory - why should you use SuperMemo in the first place
  2. Step by Step: User's Guide - you can learn SuperMemo sequentially by gradually mastering thirty most useful techniques 
  3. SuperMemo Decalog - ten most important things to remember to ensure SuperMemo works for you!
  4. Formulating knowledge in SuperMemo - how to make sure that you do not waste time on memorizing things that are unmemorizable!
  5. Using templates - templates can be used to quickly create many complex items having the same look
  6. Creating the knowledge tree - knowledge tree in the contents window helps you organize elements in groups
  7. Using categories - categories help you create groups of items with a similar look and stored in a separate section of the knowledge tree in the contents window
  8. Devouring knowledge (Dec 2000) - how SuperMemo helps you read articles in electronic form (e.g. as available from the web)
  9. Using Mercy and Mercy criteria - if you neglected repetitions and have too much to repeat, Mercy will help you
  10. Incremental reading in SuperMemo 2000 - how you can simultaneously read a great number of articles at the same time 
  11. Topics vs. items - topics are elements that are used to add synthetic introductions to the learned material
  12. Using subsets - you can store a subset of elements on the disk and later use it for testing, review, statistics, etc.
  13. Using registries - registries in SuperMemo store sorted objects such as texts, images, sounds, fonts, DLLs, OLE objects, etc.
  14. Using text components - summary of advantages and shortcomings of various text components: plain text, rich text, HTML, etc. 
  15. Flow of knowledge in SuperMemo - how to maximize the speed of adding quality knowledge to SuperMemo
  16. Forgetting index - you can regulate the speed of learning
  17. Using tasklists - you can use SuperMemo in time-management by keeping your to-do lists in your collection
  18. Using Plan - you can use SuperMemo in time-management by optimally adjusting proportions of time spent on various activities
  19. Dealing with difficult material (Jan 2001) - you can quickly find the most difficult elements in the collection by using View : Other browsers : Leeches or deal with leeches one by one using Tools : Options : Leeches : Wizard
  20. Theoretical aspects of SuperMemo - advanced discussion of the theoretical potential of learning with SuperMemo
  21. Using E-mail in SuperMemo (Mar 2001) - how you can prioritize e-mail with SuperMemo or send pieces of your collection to others 
  22. Using HTML - you can view individual HTML pages or entire websites from within SuperMemo
  23. Using scripts - scripts can add life to your collection. They are like little computer programs but much simpler!
  24. Creating advanced tests - you can create multiple choice tests, drag-and-drop tests, point-and-click tests, etc.
  25. Using element filters - you can locate elements meeting certain criteria by using element filters
  26. Using OLE - you can add to SuperMemo files created in MS Word, Excel, Mind Manager, MS Equation, etc.
  27. Translating collections to other languages - you can easily translate your collection to another language
  28. Translating SuperMemo interface - you can translate SuperMemo interface to your native language in minutes
  29. Using text filters - you can quickly process texts in your collection with text filters (e.g. to replace or remove a large number of different strings)
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