Help menu


Help menu items

Help submenu on the Main menu provides the following options:

Welcome - ABC

  • Welcome - ABC - open the welcome page of SuperMemo help with a 3-minute introduction to SuperMemo


  • Guide - open the step-by-step guide with the most important steps towards mastering SuperMemo (one month course)



  • Troubleshooter - open SuperMemo Troubleshooter


Hints and tips


  • Context (F1) - open the page most relevant to the current context. For example, if you are in the contents window, pressing F1 will open the contents window page. To open context help for menus, you need to first select an active menu item for F1 to work (inactive or disabled menu items do not activate help). For example, choose Answer on the component menu and press F1 to get the help page describing the menu.


  • Web
    • On-line help - open the help file directly from SuperMemo Website. You can use this option if you cannot find what you are looking for in off-line help and hope that the updated version of on-line help will be of better assistance
    • YouTube - open a dedicated YouTube channel with video tutorials about SuperMemo
    • Search Wiki Help (Shift+F2) - search SuperMemo Help at This is a wiki version of help and may include comments made by users of SuperMemo. To search the original unchanged help file use Search HTML Help below
    • Search HTML Help - search SuperMemo Help at
    • Search SuperMemoPedia - search SuperMemoPedia, i.e. a wiki system created to help users solve their problems
    • Search Web - use Google to search for articles about SuperMemo
    • Search Forum - use Google to search for posts at the SuperMemo community forum at Yahoo Groups
    • Search Groups - search Google Groups for messages about SuperMemo
    • FAQ - open the FAQ page at


  • E-mail
    • Support - open this page on the web
    • Bug report - send a bug report. When reporting a bug, remember to always use this option to ensure your system data and the bug context are included
    • Questionnaire (Alt+F2) - fill out your feedback form and send it via e-mail. This way you can bank on better support and better SuperMemo software in the future

Question of the Day

  • Question of the Day - equivalent of the tip of the day in other programs. In SuperMemo, tips are formulated as simple questions-and-answers. If you decide to introduce some tips into the learning process, just click the button Remember in the Question of the Day dialog box. If you think a tip is not worth knowing, click Delete. Note that tips in SuperMemo are a mini-metaphor of the SuperMemo paradigm!


  • About - dialog box with the release date of your current SuperMemo. Click Choose picture to change the picture displayed when SuperMemo starts up. If you downloaded SuperMemo from a franchising website, you will also find here the address of your local distributor and information about technical support in your native language; click the underlined reseller's name
SuperMemo: Help : Web submenu that you can use to get more help on SuperMemo on the web

You can always use the compiled contents of SuperMemo Website to use if off-line. Do it only if you do not have access to the Internet (on-line help is always up-to-date):

  1. Go to the help download page
  2. Download the most up-to-date smhelp.chm file
  3. Copy this file to the BIN subfolder

If the help file smhelp.chm is not present in the BIN subfolder, SuperMemo will attempt to open the up-to-date help material available from SuperMemo Website. If the file is present and SuperMemo still attempts to connect, choose Tools : Options : SuperMemo : Help system : CHM (PC) (the default option Help system : Wiki (Internet) will attempt to connect you to updated help at