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Element parameters dialog box

If you choose Edit parameters on the element menu, press Ctrl+Shift+P, a dialog box with the following parameters will open:

You are most likely to use the element parameters dialog box in the following circumstances:

  1. Changing element's A-factor in incremental reading. Set A-Factor to 1.01 if you want your article to come up often in incremental reading (you can use 0 to make SuperMemo choose lowest possible value) . Set A-Factor to 2 if the article is of lower priority
  2. Changing element's ordinal (open the dialog and type in the new ordinal). You can also change individual ordinals by editing them in the element data window
  3. Changing element's forgetting index (open the dialog, press Alt+F, and type in the new forgetting index). You can also change individual forgetting indices by editing them in the element data window
  4. Moving the element to another contents category (open the dialog, choose another category in the Category field, and click OK)
  5. Changing element's type (e.g. to put back a topic-article on your reading list)
  6. Adding a comment (type it in the Comment field)
  7. Viewing the history of repetitions for a given element (click History). You can also view the history of repetitions by double-clicking the element data window
  8. Viewing the details of difficulty estimation for a given element (click Difficulty)

Elements that are tasks have the Task tab enabled in the element parameters dialog box:

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The Task page includes the following task parameters (this page is inactive for items and topics):