Importing tab-delimited text into supermemo
February 7, 2007 4:06 PM   Subscribe

How to import text into SuperMemo?

After looking around on AskMefi for flash card suggestions, I've decided to use SuperMemo. However, I can't figure out (after looking through their help files) how to import all these words I have in a tab-delimited text file, which I created from an Excel file I've been entering Russian words and their translations into.

Anybody know? The only files SuperMemo lets me open are ".kno" files, which I don't know how to create. Best I could find was a program that converted text files into .pdb files for SuperMemo.

I'm sure the answer's really easy, but I'm not the most computer savvy.

Also, if anyone has a suggestion for a better note-card program that spaces things out (so that I can put thousands of Russian words in a database and have the computer schedule it for me) - I would appreciate it. Thanks!
posted by mammary16 to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd have to see an example .kno file to give you an answer. Can you open it in notepad, and assuming it's not a crazy binary file, post a few lines?
posted by cschneid at 4:33 PM on February 7, 2007

Which supermemo are we talking about? Palm? Windows? Other?

If it's Windows, have you looked at this? If it's Palm, have you looked at this?
posted by Zed_Lopez at 4:34 PM on February 7, 2007

Ok I found it. For some reason I couldn't figure out I had to change the setting to "professional."

Sorry, not best of the web. Now just to figure out how to get cyrillic characters to show in it...

posted by mammary16 at 4:45 PM on February 7, 2007

Ah, looks like .kno files means Supermemo for windows. It would take no time to write a Perl script that could convert from tab-separated lines to the q & a format.

Tell ya what, just mail me (email in profile) your Excel file as an attachment and I'll convert it.
posted by Zed_Lopez at 4:47 PM on February 7, 2007

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