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General Discussion / Re: What do you learn with Stackz?
« on: January 25, 2008, 08:07:47 PM »
Try this for increasing your English vocabulary and using STACKZ.
For every correct answer they will give 20 grains of rice to hungry people around the world.
As of today I'm at level 50, have collected 297 words for my STACKZ and earned over 20,000 grains of rice. Let's see...Would that be a cupful?

Stackz 07 Release Candidate 6 has marvelous editing capabilities. Everything that I could want.
to edit between lessons I click on>file>new, to bring up a new 'empty lesson'.smz file
I then copy and paste the lessons that I want to edit to the new empty .smz file. Do the editing and then back to the mother ship or a different ship......beam me up Scottie....

General Discussion / Re: Limiting number of sides shown
« on: January 11, 2008, 09:38:41 AM »
Newbee help:
To control sides displayed: also see above entry^
1) left click>options>file options>skills.
2) left click the sides you want 'not' displayed such as 3
and 4; select double dots ..
3) for add skill, type['example'] display sides 1 and 2
4) left click add skill.
5) when in learn or test dialog click 'skill' icon.

General Discussion / Re: What do you learn with Stackz?
« on: January 10, 2008, 01:13:09 AM »

Word of Day Spanish and English:

I enter the word of day plus the accompanying sample sentence etc. spread over all 4 sides of 'Stackz'.
I start with a pre-numbered '1 to 100'.szm file, overwriting 1 number for each daily entry.
To make a pre-numbered file, enter x in a column 100 times in Microsoft word; hi-lite the column and number it with "format">bullets and numbering.
Copy and paste the numbered column to "wordpad"; the numbering will move along with the X'es.
Use 'wordpad' edit replace to remove the periods and X'es. [hi-lite from . to x and copy and paste this into 'find what']
Use 'List wizard' to create the '1 to 100 .szm' file, naming the language, use 1 token only. 
Word of Day Spanish:
Word of Day English:  www.

Stackz Flashcard Organizer for PC / Re: Word lists seem too long
« on: January 05, 2008, 05:26:36 PM »
Yes, only about 20 words are visible on the screen at any one time. To see all 100, set Maximum local elements to 100, select 'Initialize local stack directly' then 'Detailed local stack', use the scroll bar to see all. In 'Match dialog' it will automatically scroll to find a match.

General Discussion / Re: What do you learn with Stackz?
« on: January 02, 2008, 05:53:57 AM »
English Vocabulary:
I have just finished creating a word list of "Merriam-Webster Vocabulary Builder". The paper back. 1000 words with word roots. About 65 hours of scanning and editing. Like Master Card says; "priceless".

Stackz Flashcard Organizer for PC / Re: Word lists seem too long
« on: January 02, 2008, 05:30:16 AM »
My wordlist size:
I chose a size of around 1000 words with 10 lessons of 100 words each.
I set the Maximum Local Stack Elements at 100.
In 'learn dialog' I can see all of the words in a lesson on the left side of screen.
I have downloaded some very large word lists of 25000 or more and then cut them down to 1000. That is 25 word lists of 1000 words each.
To cut a 10000 word list I open a 'working' folder and fill it with empty files like this:
word list 1.smz
word list 2.smz
word list 3.smz
word list 4.smz
word list 5.smz
word list 6.smz
word list 7.smz
word list 8.smz
word list 9.smz
word list 10.smz
I save the big file to be cut to both the 'top half'.smz and to the 'bottom half'.smz, then start deleting, watching the the word counter.
In top half, start deleting at the bottom. In bottem half, start deleting at the top. The remaining 5000 from top half are saved to word lists 5 and 4. the remaining 5000 from bottom half are saved to word lists 10 and 9.
Continue deleting from word lists 5-4-10-9 etc. saving to the next word list.
Use the same procedure to reduce 1000 to 100.

I have been wondering why the tab key is disabled or not supported on 'List Import Wizard page'; since the default token separator is the Tab.
Occasionally I need to insert a tab while in 'List Import Wizard' and its not available. This is only a minor drawback and I work around it by pasting a 'patch' when needed.

Stackz - Solved Issues / Re: Stackz List Editor on Vista
« on: July 24, 2007, 07:12:50 AM »
On 7 july I reported what appears to be a problem with "save" when in the
"edit entire file" mode. There were no replies so maybe its only my problem.

When a "save" is made after doing a deletion, the "save button goes grey" and if an additional deletion is attemped the program will shut down with the message  "Stackz Flashcard Organizer has encountered a problem and needs to close". But if I do a "move up" or "move down", while the "save button" is 'grey', the "save button 're-blues' itself and the impending shut down is avoided and an additional deletion can be made. Also exiting will avoid the shut down.

This behavior was with beta 5 and is also with beta 6.

OS Winxp home
beta 6

Stackz - New Feature Requests / Sound
« on: July 04, 2007, 10:37:03 AM »
An integrated audio file system is where the audio file selected for a card  becomes a part of the individual card file and stays with the card even when the card is moved, copied or e-mailed. The linked audio file is where only the physical location of the audio file is known to the card. If the audio file location is moved or the file lost, the link is broken.




Stackz - New Feature Requests / Re: New features
« on: July 03, 2007, 02:52:54 PM »
gigapops's wish list for "new improved stackz":
1. Integrated audio file option as found in "b4uki" (before you know it), not the linked kind as in "V-train".
2. Slide show option as in "V-Train", with timer control.
3. In the edit dialog I'd like to have a select "all" button to aid in copying/moving contents.


At present "Stackz" is great. You can you make it "insanely great"?


The Stackz Wordlists / Re: Upload of .szm files enabled
« on: July 01, 2007, 01:21:59 PM »
Span-Eng Tiempo-Weather.szm upload done


The Stackz Wordlists / Re: Upload of .szm files enabled
« on: June 30, 2007, 08:44:00 AM »
Trying first upload of an .szm file for library.  Span-Eng Tiempo-Weather.szm
Made using beta 5A  4 KBsize

Attachment rejected, too big.

I would like the option to have the cards appear in sequence as listed in edit so that I can listen to a digital audio file at the same time as viewing the cards so that audio and card are synchronized.

Also an option to apply different colors to individual cards would be helpful.

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