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Element parameters dialog box

If you choose Edit parameters on the element menu, press Ctrl+Shift+P, a dialog box with the following parameters will open:

You are most likely to use the element parameters dialog box in the following circumstances (sorted by imortance):

  1. Changing element's forgetting index (open the dialog, press Alt+F, and type in the new forgetting index). You can also change individual forgetting indices by editing them in the element data window. You can also change the forgetting index with Ctrl+Shift+Up or Ctrl+Shift+Down
  2. Changing element's A-factor in incremental reading. Set A-Factor to 1.01 if you want your article to come up often in incremental reading (you can use 0 to make SuperMemo choose lowest possible value). Set A-Factor to 1.5 or more if the article is of lower priority. You can also change A-Factor with Ctrl+Shift+Up or Ctrl+Shift+Down
  3. Moving the element to another contents category (open the dialog, choose another category in the Category field, and click OK)
  4. Changing the element template when moving to another category. If you only want to change the template of the element, use Apply template (Ctrl+Shift+M)
  5. Changing element's ordinal (open the dialog and type in the new ordinal). You can also change individual ordinals by editing them in the element data window
  6. Adding a comment (type it in the Comment field)
  7. Viewing the details of difficulty estimation for a given element (click Difficulty)

Elements that are tasks have the Task tab enabled in the element parameters dialog box:

The Task page includes the following task parameters (this page is inactive for items and topics):