Flashcard Wizard Frequently Asked Questions
- I downloaded Flashcard Wizard and while I the .sit.hqx file is decoded Stuffit Expander will not decompress the .sit file. Why will it not compress?
- Flashcard Wizard was compressed with a newer version of Stuffit. You need to use version 5.0 or later of Stuffit. Search your hard drive first for a newer version of Stuffit and if you have it, delete older versions you find. You may download the newest freeware version of Stuffit Expander, go to the Alladin homepage.
- Why are the flashcards so slow?
- Flashcard Wizard may flash slowly because it needs more memory. If you can spare the memory trying giving it 20000k or more in the "Get Info..." window of the finder. It seems as though the more memory you give Flashcard Wizard, the happier and faster it becomes. Also, try quiting other applications, quiting Flashcard Wizard and reopening the program.
- Why do the fonts change in the "Add Entry" window and why does the keyboard layout for my chosen language not get selected or get selected in the wrong fields?
- I am still struggling with getting the fonts to work more intuitively in the "Add Entry" window. Ideally, if the first field is Chinese, then Chinese input would automatically commence when you click on the field. In reality, getting this to work probably has proved a challenge that I'm still working on.
- If you have sets to add in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or some other non-Roman script, consider typing them up in simpletext and then importing them into Flashcard wizard. This process is in fact quite simple and faster than using the "Add Entry" window. In the word processor, type all the first fields of the entries one after another seperated by carriage returns. Then leave one line blank, then type all the second fields of the entries one after another seperated by a carriage return. If you have a third field, leave a blank line and then enter all the third fields of the entries one after another seperated by a return. Save the result (as text) and import it into Flashcard Wizard as a file seperated by groups of entries. Note you can also import comma or tab delimited lists but if you have to switch keyboard layout every time you get ready to type the second or third field, then you might as well do it within Flashcard Wizard.
- I have the newest version of Flashcard Wizard, but my old files don't work with Interval Study? Didn't you fix Interval Study errors?
- Older versions of Flashcard Wizard tended to corrupt Interval Study statistics over time. Also, until version 0.93 all the files were based on comma delimiters. If you open your files individually in 0.93 or greater, Flashcard Wizard will update older files to the tab delimited Flashcard Wizard format. As for corrupted Interval Statistics, you have two options:
- Open the "Set Status" for the user file which has corrupted data, choose "Reset Statistics" from the "Set Tools" popup menu. This should reset all interval study statistics.
- Export your files to tab deliminited files and then re-import them so that all interval data is erased.
- Why, during Interval Flashcard Study, do many of the entries not appear in the correct font or language script?
- Flashcard Wizard currently is only programmed to handle interval study with groups of sets which are in the same language script and fonts. Thus, if you have created a user, added some sets in Japanese and some sets in Korean, when you begin Interval Study, Flashcard Wizard will choose the fonts of the first user set and use them for all interval flashcards. The reason that it has been programmed this way is that Flashcard Wizard already tracks a wide range of information about every single entry, treating them as single independent units when conducting interval study. To allow interval study for one user to have multiple fonts and scripts would mean that every single user set entry would have to store information about the fonts of its fields. To avoid a balooning file size for user sets, this has not been done.
- If you would like to conduct interval study with multiple fonts and multiple languages create a user for each language/font and conduct interval study on each of them.
Last Updated: Thu, Mar 30, 2000