Contents menu

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Accessing the contents menu

The contents menu in the Contents window can be used for operations on the knowledge tree. To open this menu:

Contents menu items

The contents menu includes the following options:

New

  • New - add new elements
    • Item - create a new item as a child of the selected element
    • Topic - create a new topic as a child of the selected element
    • Add child - add a new element as a child of the currently selected element. A child is an element that is one level down in the knowledge tree. The type of the element is determined by the default type in the Element type combo box (at the bottom of the Contents window)
    • Insert sibling (Ins) - insert a new element in the place of the currently selected element (the current element moves one position down). The type of the new element is determined by the default type in the Element type combo box (at the bottom of the Contents window)
    • Duplicate (Alt+D) - duplicate the currently selected element and attach the duplicate as a child of the duplicated element
    • Folder - create a dismissed template-less topic, which can act as a folder for holding other elements

View

Rename

  • Rename - change the title of the currently selected element

Copy

  • Copy - copy the currently selected element to the clipboard

Paste

  • Paste - paste the element from the clipboard (previously put there with Copy above)

Delete

Move

  • Move (Shift+Ctrl+V) - move the currently selected element to a new location in the tree. Use Accept (at the bottom of the window) or double-click to point to the new location for the element

Learn

Dismiss

Search

  • Search
    • Find - find a string in the first title in expanded branches below the currently selected element
    • Find next (F3) - repeat the last search done with Search : Find above
    • Search branch (Ctrl+F) - search for a text in the selected branch. All texts are considered in search (i.e. not only titles)

Concept

Export

  • Export
    • Transfer elements - transfer the entire branch to another collection. This option is similar to File : Merge collection; however, only the selected branch is transferred (as opposed to the entire collection)
    • Document - export all texts from the currently selected branch as a single HTML document
    • Q&A text file - export all items from the currently selected branch to a Q&A text file
    • XML - export all elements from the currently selected branch in the XML format that can be imported to other SuperMemos. XML files may also be imported back to SuperMemo for Windows
    • HTML - export the currently selected branch to HTML. Not all component types can be exported. The component layout is not preserved
    • Source text - export the currently selected branch source text in the text format
    • Subset - export a subset as text. This option is the same as Export : Source text with this exception that only the elements belonging to a selected subset are exported. Read more: Using subsets
    • Learning data - export the learning process from all elements in the currently selected branch. You can later use File : Import : Learning process to import such a file to the same collection or a subset collection derived from the original collection (e.g. generated to make repetitions on a notebook with limited space or performance)

Tools

  • Tools
    • Regroup in folders - group all children in the branch into a number of branches with equal number of children. Do not affect further descendants. Unlike Arrange in folders below, this option preserves the structure of knowledge generated with incremental reading
    • Arrange in folders - group all elements in the branch into a number of branches with equal number of children. For example, if your branch contains 100 elements, you can use Arrange in folders to create 10 empty elements used as placeholders for the remaining elements. Each of those newly created elements will host 10 children. Thus all your 100 elements will be grouped in 10 branches with 10 children each
    • Random test (F11) - run a random test on all elements in the selected branch

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