HTML is the default text component in SuperMemo. To be able to use
it, you need Internet Explorer. If you want to use the HTML component in incremental
reading, you need Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
There are four ways in which you are most likely to add HTML text to your
collection (middle or professional level):
- Notes: if you would like to type in some notes that will later be
processed with incremental reading, use Edit : Add
to category : HTML note (Ctrl+H). Alternatively, to use your own
HTML template, use Edit : Add to category : Note (Alt+N).
HTML note will use the predefined HTML topic template (same as the
original Article template), while Note will
use your default topic template of the current category. For example, after
hearing a piece of science news on the radio, you may want to quickly type in
an note to SuperMemo. Press Alt+N and type in the message
- Articles: if you find an interesting article on the net. Select in
in your web browser and copy it to the clipboard (e.g. with Ctrl+C).
You can then paste the article stored in the clipboard to SuperMemo
with Ctrl+Alt+N (Edit : Add to category : Article). Article
is similar to Note. The difference is that Article will
paste the text from the clipboard to your newly created element
- Multiple articles: if you have a couple of articles opened in Internet
Explorer, use Edit : Import web
pages (Shift+F8). Unless you fear the article may disappear from
the net, import links rather than whole articles. If you overload incremental
reading with thousands of articles, you may wait for months or years before an articles comes to
you attention. Using links keeps the size of your collection in check. Huge
collections are processed more slowly, are more difficult to back up, and
produce more garbage in search results
- Files: if you have HTML files saved on your hard disk, use Edit : Add to
category : HTML
- Wikipedia: if you want to import articles from Wikipedia, use Edit : Add to
category : Wikipedia (Ctrl+Shift+W)
If you want to import an HTML file to an
existing HTML component,
right-click the HTML component, and choose Import file. Pick the file in the
dialog box and choose OK. Your HTML file will be displayed in the HTML
component. Import file does not import files
linked to by the imported file. However, you can import an entire website
located on your hard disk or local network if you use Links : External file on
the HTML component menu. In such a case, the HTML file will remain in its
original location and retain all relative links.
If you would like to edit an HTML text in
your favorite HTML editor, press Ctrl+F9 (or choose File
: Edit file
from the HTML component menu) and your HTML code will
open in the HTML editor registered for editing HTML files in Windows. To preview
an article in your web browser, Ctrl+click
the HTML component or press F9 (or choose File : View file
from the HTML component menu).
To insert hyperlinks that would point to other
elements, registry texts, HTML files, URL addresses on the Internet, registry images, etc.
read about the option Insert HTML link
(HTML component menu).
The HTML component can interpret
presentation with scripted HTML components.