Element toolbar

At the top of the element window you will find the element toolbar:

Here is the function of individual buttons on the element toolbar:

  • Contents - open the contents window with the tree structure of knowledge stored in your current collection
  • Search - search for texts in your collection 
  • Back (<) - move back to the most recently visited element (same as Alt+Left)
  • Ahead (>) - revisit elements that have been viewed before with the button Back (<) (same as Alt+Right)
  • History - view the list of recently visited elements
  • Next - go to the next element (interpretation of this button depends on the setting of Next button options available from the Next button pull-down menu on the professional level)
  • Home - go to the root of the whole collection, i.e. the element that is the parent of the whole knowledge tree (same as pressing the Home key)
  • Previous element - go to the previous element in the contents window
  • Parent - go to the parent of the currently displayed element (same as Ctrl+Up)
  • Next element - go to the next element in the contents window
  • End - go to the last element in the knowledge tree in the contents window (same as pressing the End key)
  • Paste () - paste an article from the clipboard to SuperMemo (same as Ctrl+Alt+N)
  • Extract topic button () - extract the selected fragment of text for learning (same as Alt+X). See: incremental reading for the importance of extracting topics from articles
  • Cloze item button () - generate a cloze deletion item to convert a sentence into a question-and-answer item (same as Alt+Z). See: incremental reading for the explanation of the importance of cloze deletions
  • E-mail button - forward the element via e-mail
  • Reference link () - go to the source element from which a given element has been extracted in the process of incremental reading. By clicking the Reference link button, you can go to the article from which a given extract was taken. This button is not active in independent elements
  • Instant transcription - turn on/off providing phonetic transcription of texts when the mouse moves over the element window
  • Instant translation - turn on/off translating texts when the mouse moves over the element window
  • Synchronize - turn on/off selecting the currently displayed element in the contents window. Set this button in the down-state if you want to always be able to see the position of the displayed element in the contents window
  • Bug report - (only in the debugging version) send a bug report via e-mail

Note that the element toolbar may not be visible if Tools : Options : Data access : Hide navigation toolbar is checked