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Component pop-up menu

Components in SuperMemo are texts, images, sounds, buttons and other objects that can be used in composing a single page displayed by SuperMemo.

Each component can have its appearance and behavior changed by means of options available from its own pop-up menu. To open a component pop-up menu right-click over the component.

The list of options presented on this page describes all possible options you can find on component pop-up menus of different component types. As these options are often the same for various component types, they are all described here. A given component might not display an option that is irrelevant (e.g. Insert OLE object appears only in OLE components, while Delete component is common to all components).

Component shortcuts work only on the current component. In editing mode the current component is marked with a dark shadow. For example, Ctrl+K will link a registry member with the current component. You can move to editing another component by using Ctrl+T. This keyboard shortcut makes the next component the current component. After pressing Ctrl+T, all shortcuts will refer to the newly selected component.

You can switch a given component to editing mode and make it current by pressing Alt and clicking the component. If you repeat this operation, the component will be switched to the dragging mode. If you Alt+click the component again, it will return to the display mode. Alt+click is very useful; try it now several times on any component.

Important! HTML components and OLE components display their own pop-up menus in the presentation mode. HTML components display typical internet browser pop-up menu while OLE components display the menu dependent on the OLE server that handles a given OLE object (e.g. if you use an MS Word OLE object, MS Word pop-up menu will be opened if you right click over the OLE component).

Alt+click on the empty element area will act as if all components were Alt+clicked. This is the fastest way of switching all components to the editing mode (or later to the dragging mode and back to the display mode). You will also need Alt+click on the element area to switch the mode of OLE and HTML components that do not respond to Alt+click by themselves.

The component pop-up menus include a subset of the following options:

Frequently Asked Questions

You can add pictures to your items and make them show only at answer time
You can add a sound recorder

(Bonnie Smithson, USA, Feb 24, 1998)
How do I put pictures into the answer part?

After adding an image component to your item, check Answer on the image component pop-up menu

(Gabor Schmera, USA, Dec 13, 1997)
How do I add a recorder component to my items (as it is done in Advanced English 97)?
Add a sound component and check Sound : Panel : Recorder on this pop-up menu.
















(Oct 16, 2000)