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  1. mndfll permalink
    February 17, 2010 12:27

    I see you are thinking of a post on incremental pdf reading. I’ve struggled with this since many pdfs don’t convert well to text. I’ve generally used occlusion for complicated texts, or just retyped snippets of info into new elements. Thanks!

    • gersapa permalink*
      February 19, 2010 10:33

      I’ve been struggling to a lot with incremental reading on PDF. I would probably say I’ve tested any application available, but nothing had delivered some fast, simple, not cumbersome method. Nothing until I started thinking about Incremental Reading as either a necessity or a tool to increase creativity and knowledge retention.

      I do intent to write a complete description of the procedure I’m currently using for PDFs. Time is one of the greatest villains in life though.

      A hint about my method is keeping track of markup text on PDF files via supermemo topics with the use of references and “autohotkey” and “everything”.

      Hope this helps you out for now, I encourage you share any ideas on the subject or about improving learning efficiency.

  2. primo11 permalink
    February 17, 2010 16:20

    First of all, great blog, you have done huge work sharing your experience with other supermemo users.
    My question:
    As I have various supermemo elements for learning Spanish and French with spellpad, I have different keyboard installed in windows. So is there any possibility to automatically detect an element language (or type) and automatically switch the keyboard layout? For example by using Autohotkey script but what is important without using any shortcut (using shortcut is easy). Do you have any solution for this problem, as I have been struggling with it without much success. Thanks!!

  3. gersapa permalink*
    February 19, 2010 10:47

    Thanks for the compliments and you certainly made a great question, I really love great questions. Those that let me learn a little something. I’ve learned that not all vowels are hyphen in French, and that “Ñ” doesn’t not exist in French, ok maybe that’s not so great learning but I embrace any little nugget of info specially if it makes me think.

    So can an autohotkey script be made to solve this. Well If you have, as you probably do, different categories for each vocabulary, or use some sort of label for each item (say: [French:] or (Spanish): or something alike) Autohotkey can read the active title, hence using a conditional statement it could change the keyboard layout accordingly by using the normal windows shortcut Alt+Shift.

    I’ll see if I make at least a short draft of the script ASAP and posted it.

  4. marjur permalink
    May 5, 2011 17:39

    Hey! I’ve been using SM for some 3 or 4 years now (now I’m using 2008 and waiting impatiently for whatever comes next 😉 ). If you wanted to share experience regarding SM (use, options, IR, etc.) I’d be happy to discuss it.

    As for suggested post, how about a post (or a series of posts) describing some of SM options. They’re not documented that well and sometimes people have problems using some of them. Likewise the graphs section and the meaning of some graphs would make an interesting post, I suppose.

    As for the options, I have problems with figuring out the use of Template flags. Yes! I know they’re described in Supermemopedia, but this description doesn’t help me, it’s not detailed enough. I’ve experimented with them but still can’t figure out the details. If you know something, please share it 🙂


  5. marjur permalink
    May 13, 2011 15:08

    The use of Mercy, postpone, advance, dilute… they’re not well described.

  6. Rick permalink
    August 11, 2011 22:21

    I’ve been reading some of your posts lately, and I like most of them.
    I would like to know what you have learned from all the time you have been using SM.
    What tricks, tips, and the benefits SM has brought to you.

    – In what ways has SM helped you in your medical career.
    – What benefits has SM bring you during your residency, or in dealing with patients.
    – Etc…

    Keep posting! It is an interesting, and cool blog!

  7. Roman permalink
    April 21, 2017 17:10

    we wait for next posts

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