Memoriz-It Windows

     The five Memorize-It windows are the Deck List Window, Multi-File Browser Window, View Window, Edit Card Window and Quiz Window.

Deck List Window

      The Deck List Window is the hub for all operations.  The startup Deck List Window is shown under the Quick Start section of this manual.  The startup window is shown when no categories are included in the deck.  If categories are included in a deck, for example, a deck of Western States with catagories, you would see the following Deck List Window.

     The buttons New, Edit, Delete and Quiz are for creating, editing, deleting and quizzing cards.  These functions can also be accessed from the Deck and Card main menu.

     The cards can be sorted into categories.  You can edit the created categories from the List Window.  Select Deck/Edit Cateories to bring up a list of categories.  Click on the New button to add a new category.  Type in the Category Number and the Category Name and press the OK button.  The category number can be used when sorting cards into a specific order.

     To edit a category name or number, select that category in the Edit Categories dialog and press the Edit button.  When you have updated the category to your satisfaction, click the OK button.

     When you select save from the File menu and have selected a file, another dialog box will appear and ask you to give the deck a Subject, Chapter and Author.  None of these items are required, but if you use the Multi-file browser, it will allow you to navigate through your cards more easily.

     If a deck does not include more than one category, only the card titles will be shown in the Deck List Window.  If a deck does include card categories, there will be two list boxes in the window.  The top list box constrains the card current card categories. The bottom list box shows the cards.   If you select a category, only the cards in that category will be shown in the lower list box.  You can select multiple categories to display cards from those categories selected.  Select all the categories in the category list box to display all the cards in the deck.

Multi-Deck Browser Window

     This gives you the capability to view multiple decks simultaneously.  Select the File/Browse Deck to open all the decks in the directory (as listed in Preferences).  You will see three list boxes when the decks are loaded.  The Subjects List Box (upper left) contains all the various subjects.  The Categoriies List Box (upper right) includes all the categories associated with the currently selected subjects.  All the subjects are automatically selected when the browser is loaded, so all the categories are displayed as well.  The Cards List Box (bottom) contains all the cards included in the currently selected categories.  Again, all the categories are selected when the browser first starts.

     Click on U. S. States to show only the cards under that subject.  All the categories for the subject U. S. States will be shown and all the cards in those categories.  Click the various categories to show a subset of the U. S. States cards.  If you double click on a card title in the Mult-File Browser, the card will be opened into a card viewer (see View Window).  Use the scroll bar on the right side to display the different parts of the card.  The Mult-File Browser is “view only” and does not allow card editing.

     Select Search/Find to search for various items.  A dialog box will be shown which will allow you to customize your search.  Type in the word you would like to search for in the text box.  Choose the areas of the card to search for and press search.  Possible search topics are:

     Card Title             Search the card titles.
     Card Category      Search the card categories.
     Deck Subject        Search the card subject.
     Card Front            Search any text items on the front of the card.
     Card Back            Search any text items on the back of the card.
     Card Hint              Search any text items on the hint side of the card.
     Card Why             Search any text items on the why side of the card.

View Window

     The Multi-file Browse is a read-only window (cards cannot be modified), however, you can double click on a card title and the card will be loaded into View Windows.
 

     The Card Number, Card Title and Card Category are at the top of the window.  The card Front, Back, Hint and Why are listed below.  Use the scroll bar on the right of the window to view the various sides of the card.  When you are finished viewing the card, double click in the System Menu at the upper left corner of the window.  This will close the window.

Edit Window

     This window is used to edit individual cards.  It contains  twelve drawing tools, thirty-eight patterns, sixteen color palette and five line sizes.  You have the question on the front and the answer on the back.  You can tell which side of the card is shown by the tab in the upper left corner.  You can title the card from this window, swap front and back information, and switch from editing the Front, Back, Hint or Why.  The Title dialog box also allows you to edit the Card # and the Card Category.  You type the card number into the Card # text box.  The card number can be used later in card sorting.  Pick the category for the card from the pull down Card Category combo box.  New card categories can be added from the List Window.

     Memorize-It includes the Hint and the Why cards to help the learning process.  No longer will you have to wonder why an answer was incorrect since all cards may now have a Why shown during quizzing.  Also, a student could look at a Hint card to give more information about a specific question asked on a card.  You create these cards exactly like the front and the back cards using the tools listed above.  Click on the card side combo box to select which card side to edit.  The current side will be shown in the tab at the upper left of the card.

     Memorize-It now includes the ability to add color to text and objects on the cards.  You select the color of your choice from the color palette below the pattern menu.  Any items selected will change to that color and any new items will use that color.

     You are given four choices when developing flashcards: Honor System, Multiple Choice, True False and Type-In.  Each of these are developed differently as follows:

1.  Honor System.  This is a typical flashcard type question.  As an example, an Idaho card from the Western States deck is in the middle of the following window:
 

Front: Back:

     This card also has a Hint card that allows you the opportunity to have a hint during quizzing.

2.  Multiple Choice.  This is a multiple choice type question which allows up to five choices.. As an example, a Graduate Record Examine (GRE) card from the antonyms deck is in the middle of the following window:
 
 
Front: Back:

     This card also has a Why card that gives you an opportunity to view important information about the particular answer during quizzing.

3.  True False.  This is a true or false type question.  As an example, the Germany card from the Europe deck is in the middle of the following window:
 
 
Front: Back:

4.  Type-In.  This is a Type-In type question.  Type-In answers are limited to eighty characters.  During quiz, the answer must be typed exactly the same including capitalization.  As an example, a multiplication card from the multiplication deck is in the middle of the following window:
 
 

Front: Back:

 Quiz Window

     The answers to the questions will be used to determine the score and later to quiz only the difficult cards.  The scores may be turned off under the Deck/Show Scores menu and reset under the Deck/Reset Scores menu.  The quiz window also allows bi-directional movement within a deck of flashcards.  This movement is not a supplement to quizzing.  The bi-directional buttons are as follows:
 
First
Previous
Previous
Next
Next
Last
Stop
Card
Card
Side
Side
Card
Card
Quizzing

     For example, if you are on the back of a card and press the “Next Side” button, you will be moved to the front of the next card.  If you are on the back of a card and press the “Next Card” button, you will be moved to the back of the next card.

     If a card includes a hint card, the Hint button will be highlighted when the front of the card (question) is shown.  Click on the Hint button and the hint will be shown.  The button now reads “No Hint”.  Click “No Hint” to return to the question, or press the back or answer button to move to the back of the card.  If a card does not include a hint card, the Hint button will be dimmed and you cannot select it.

     If a card includes a why card, the Why button will be hightlighted when the back of the card (answer)  is shown.  Click on the Why button and the reason for the answer will be given.  The button will now read “Why Off”.  Click on the “Why Off” button to return to the answer, or press next or yes/no button to move to the next card.  If a card does not include a Why card side, the Why button will be dimmed and you cannot select it while quizzing.

     There are four types of flashcards: Honor System, Multiple Choice, True False and Type-In.

1.  Honor System.  The question should be answered verbally before pressing the Back button.  The back of the card will display the answer and ask “Did you answer the card correctly?”  Click either “Yes” or “No.”  Press the Front button if you need to see the front of the card again.
 
Front: Back:

     This card also has a Hint card that allows you the opportunity to have a hint during quizzing.

2.  Multiple Choice.  The multiple choice question should be answered by clicking one “A” through “E”  button.  You will be given the proper answer if this is incorrect.
 
Front: Back:

     This card also has a Why card that gives you an opportunity to  view important information about the answer after answering the question.

3.  T/F.  The true or false question should be answered by clicking on the “T” or “F” button.
 
Front: Back:

4.  Type-In.  The type-in question should be answered by typing in the correct answer in the Answer box.  The question will be automatically wrong if no answer is typed in.  Press Next for the next question.
 
Front: Back:

     The Quiz window allows you to use the keyboard as equivalent buttons.  Just press the first letter of the button title.  It is the equivalent of pressing the button with the mouse, for example:

     1.  F = Front
     2.  B = Back
     3.  Y = Yes
     4.  N = No or Next
     5.  A = Answer (Not in “Type-In” Quiz Card)
     6.  Carriage Return (CR).  It has different meanings depending on what choices are available.
           a.  B = Back
           b.  N = No or Next
           c.  A = Answer

     The Quiz window can be expedited by contuously pressing the keyboard Enter key.