Help menu

Help on the main menu provides the following options:

  • 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)
  • 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 in off-line help and hope that the updated version of on-line help will be of better assistance
    • Search - search the net for articles about a problem with SuperMemo
    • Search Groups - search Google Groups for messages about SuperMemo
    • News - open the news page on the SuperMemo Website
    • FAQ - open the FAQ page on the SuperMemo Website
  • 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 - 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 - 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

You can always use the compiled contents of SuperMemo Website to use if off-line:

  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 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)