Search

The Search submenu on the main menu provides the options listed below. This menu is only available at the middle and professional levels:

  • Find elements - find all elements containing a given text. Note that some texts in SuperMemo can be displayed by means of images or OLE objects. Those will not show up in the search. The results of the search will be displayed in the element browser. If you quit the browser, you can always return to the results of your last search with View : Search results. The texts found in the search can also be viewed in the text registry as the first registry subset
  • Find texts - find all texts in the text registry that contain a given string. Once you close the text registry, the results can be viewed later on by going to the first subset in the text registry (Search : Text registry followed by Alt+Right). Once the results are displayed, you can do AND-search by choosing Ctrl+S again and searching for the second string of the AND-search pair. Choosing Ctrl+S again will make SuperMemo search only through the results of the first search. Choosing Ctrl+R will make it possible to apply Find and replace in the currently selected subset of texts
  • Find word - open the lexicon registry that makes it possible to locate individual words used in the collection (except for words used in pictures, OLE objects, etc.). Note that if you turned off on-the-fly lexicon compilation (e.g. to speed up SuperMemo), some words might be missing from the list! See: Options
  • Find string - find a string in the currently selected text component. Use this option (e.g. by pressing F3) to search the contents of particularly long articles. If you use Find string after Find elements, you will be able to locate the searched string in the text of elements that include the string
  • Find selection - search for the currently selected text in the collection
  • Text registry - open the text registry with all texts stored in the collection. The texts are contributed by the following components: plain text, Spell-Pad, RTF rich text, HTML text, and sound component
  • Images - open the image registry. You can search for a particular image with Ctrl+S
  • Sounds - open the sound registry
  • Templates - open the template registry
  • Categories - open the category registry
  • Tasklists - open the tasklist registry. A new tasklist can be added within the current category with Add. Tasklists can be edited in the tasklist manager (Tools : Tasklist). You can create a new tasklist with Edit : Create tasklist
  • Other registries
    • Font - open the font registry with fonts that are used by plain text components, sound components and spelling components. These fonts can also be used in rich text component formatting; however, they are not registered with RTF or HTML text components. Changing a given font in the registry will only affect plain text components that use this font. Rich text components will not be modified (their font is coded inside the text source)
    • Translation - open the translation registry if a translation language has been selected. The translation registry can be selected with Tools : Options : Language : Collection translation
    • Pronunciation by word - open the lexical twin of the phonetic transcription registry (if installed and selected in Options). The phonetic transcription registry is selected with Tools : Options : Language : Phonetic transcription
    • Pronunciation by sound - open the transcription twin of the phonetic transcription registry (if installed and selected in Options). The phonetic transcription registry is selected with Tools : Options : Language : Phonetic transcription
    • Comment - open the comment registry. Comments are attached to elements with Comment on the element parameters dialog box in Edit : Element parameters (Shift+Ctrl+P) on the element menu
    • Video - open the video registry
    • Script - open the script registry. Note that you can edit scripts directly in the script registry
    • Binary - open the program registry, i.e. the registry with objects such as executable files, DLLs, WinHelp files (HLP format), MPEG files, and all imaginable files in formats supported or unsupported by Windows
    • OLE Object - open the registry with OLE objects created in other applications (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, Mind Manager, etc.)
  • Go to ancestor - open the Ancestor window that makes it possible to go to a given ancestor with a double-click 
  • Go to element no - go to an element of a given number, i.e. display it in the element window. All elements have unique numbers that correspond with their physical location in the collection. You can use the shortcut Ctrl+G for Go to element no. You can also use Ctrl+G to see the number of the currently displayed element. The number of the current element is also displayed in the caption of the element data window as well as in the Number field of Element parameters dialog box (Shift+Ctrl+P)

The picture below shows the category registry window available with Search : Categories:

An exemplary image registry available with Search : Images:

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