Help menu

Help on the main menu provides the following options:

  • Welcome - ABC - open the welcome page of help with 3-minute ABC instructions for using SuperMemo
  • Guide - open the step-by-step guide with the most important steps towards mastering SuperMemo (one month course)
  • Contents - open the help's table of contents
  • Troubleshooter - open SuperMemo Troubleshooter
  • FAQ - open the page with the most frequently asked questions about SuperMemo
  • Hints and tips - open the page with the most useful 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
  • Web
    • On-line help - open the help file directly from the SuperMemo Website. You can use this option if you cannot find what you are looking for and hope that the updated version of help will be of better assistance
    • News - open the news page on the SuperMemo Website
    • FAQ - open the FAQ page on the SuperMemo Website
    • SuperMemo Library - open the SuperMemo Library Website
  • E-mail
    • Support - send your inquires to SuperMemo support (read this first: SuperMemo support)
    • SuperMemo Library - send your inquires or propositions to SuperMemo Library
    • Bug report - send a bug report. Remember to always use this option to ensure your system data and the bug context are included 
    • Questionnaire - fill out and e-mail your feedback form. This way you can bank on better support and better SuperMemo software in the future
    • Recommend SuperMemo - recommend SuperMemo to a friend via e-mail
  • 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 release date and the version data (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)

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 the SuperMemo Website. If the file is present and SuperMemo still attempts to connect, choose Tools : Options : SuperMemo : Help system : Microsoft Help (CHM) (the default option Optimize will attempt to connect you to updated help as soon as CHM file becomes outdated)

Important! You can always use the compiled contents of SuperMemo Website to update your help file. For that purpose do the following:

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