This dialog box displays the Answer to the current Question. Its position and size are stored in the .FLD file at the end of a Q&A session and this setting used when the file is reloaded. Optionally, you can choose to synchronize the size/position setting with that of the Question dialog by checking Options|View|Q&A Windows Same Size And Location. This option defaults to showing both Q and A dialogs in the same position.
The Answer dialog is made up of six components as further described below starting at the top of the dialog:
Contains the file name of the currently loaded file.
Starting from the left, the Status Bar contains the following data and controls:
Note: Colors referenced are present when Options|Colors & Fonts|Use Color Codes In Q&A Status Panels is selected.
Category - Contains the Category of the currently displayed Question if one has been entered - Europe in the bar above. Otherwise displays "Category".
Pair Number - Displays the number of the current Q&A pair - 2 in the bar above - as well as the following color-coded information:
In Frequency Based On Priority List Mode:
Green - Pair is ON Priority List
Window's Button Color - Pair is OFF Priority List
In Frequency Based On History Mode:
Window's Button Color - Pair is Unlearned
Blue - Pair is Short Term Learned
Green - Pair is Long Term Learned
Unasked Pairs Remaining In This Pass -The count of how many Q&A pairs remain to be viewed - 10 in the bar above - in the selected group. In non-Ask All Questions Equally Often modes, the count reflects the remaining Q&A pairs in the group set to the highest frequency. For example, if you're in Frequency Based On Priority List Mode and you have the frequency set to 75%, the count will represent the number of Priority Q&A pairs remaining. If the frequency were set to 25% the count would represent the number of non-Priority Q&A pairs remaining.
Leitner Box Status - If the file is being used in the Leitner Box System mode, the current 'box' that the Q&A pair is in is displayed here - 1 in the bar above. If the file is being used in any other mode, this box is not displayed.
Show MY Answer Button - Enabled for Multiple Choice, True/False and Fill-In-The-Blank Q&A pairs, pressing this button displays the answer you actually entered. Use this when you have that "WHAT??!! I answered that right!!" feeling <G>... Alternate Shortcut - Ctrl-s.
Total Pairs This Session - The count of how many Q&A pairs have been viewed - 11 in the bar above - since the file has been opened OR since the session statistics have been reset - by right clicking on the status bar and selecting Reset Status Bar Statistics.
Total Correct Answers This Session - The count of how many Q&A pairs have been correctly answered - 10 in the bar above - in the period described in Total Pairs This Session.
Total Incorrect Answers This Session - The count of how many Q&A pairs have been incorrectly answered - 1 in the bar above - in the period described in Total Pairs This Session.
Percentage Of Correct Answers This Session - The percentage of correctly answered - 91% in the bar above - Q&A pairs in the period described in Total Pairs This Session.
The statistics are updated when the next Question is displayed - i.e. they represent the status at the end of the previous Q&A pair.
Comment Button - This button indicates the presence of Comments when it is enabled and flashing. Each press of the button or keying of the Ctrl-h shortcut displays another of the available comments in sequence. The sequence can be repeated by continuing to press the button.
Multi-Media Controller - This is enabled when there is an audio/video file associated with the Answer. The buttons use the standard VCR-type code and are, from left to right, Play/Resume, Stop/Pause and Rewind. Press Stop to enable the Resume and Rewind buttons.
The text portion of the Answer (if any) is displayed in the left half of the central portion of the dialog if there is a graphical or .RTF component to the Answer and in the entire central portion in the absence of graphical/.RTF content or if Options|View|Enable Graphics is unchecked.
Long text entries that do not fit within the Text Display can be scrolled by using the scroll bars, using the PageUp and PageDown keys or by using the wheel on a wheel-mouse.
Right-clicking the mouse anywhere in the text portion of the display will bring up a pop-up menu allowing the following choices:
Options - Opens the Options dialog
Edit Current Q&A Pair - Opens current Q&A pair in the WinFlash editor
Copy Current Q&A Pair - Opens current Q&A pair in the WinFlash editor and copies the current Q&A pair(and any associated support file links) to the location chosen
Delete Current Q&A Pair - Removes the current Q&A pair from the file
Go To Previous Pair - Backs up to the previous pair (only one level of depth)
Go To Pair... - Opens a dialog allowing you to enter the number of a Q&A pair to jump to
Insert New Q&A Pair After This One - Adds a Q&A pair immediately following the current Q&A pair and opens it in the WinFlash editor
Insert New Q&A Pair At End Of file - Adds a Q&A pair at the end of the file and opens it in the WinFlash editor
File Statistics - Opens the statistics display for the current file
Pair Statistics - Displays statistics of the current pair
The graphical portion of the Answer OR the associated .RTF file is displayed in the right half of the central portion of the dialog if there is a textual component to the Answer and in the entire central portion in the absence of textual content. Display of associated graphics files can be suppressed by unchecking Options|View|Enable Graphics.
A displayed graphic or .RTF file can be zoomed to full-screen by single-clicking on it. Another click on the full-screen display returns the display to normal.
This part of the screen can be one of two types with the primary difference being in the upper-left set of buttons:
Standard - The bar's upper left contains a pair of buttons: Correct and Incorrect. Clicking one of these records the current Q&A pair's result in accordance with the name of the button and brings up the next Question Dialog. The "Correct" button is the default and can be entered by pressing the Enter key - "Incorrect" can be entered by typing Alt-i.
Multiple Choice, True/False or Fill-In-The-Blank - Since these three Q&A pair types are automatically scored by WinFlash, there is only one button in the upper left: Show Next Question. Clicking this button or typing Alt-n or the Enter key finalizes the result of this Q&A pair and brings up the next Question Dialog. In addition, this type of bar contains a flashing green check mark or red 'X' to indicate a correct or incorrect result, respectively.
Both bar types contain the following controls in common:
Try Question Again
Clicking this button or typing Alt-t returns to the Question half of the Question/Answer pair, for review or reexamination.
Tip: If you find yourself frequently using this button to check out the Question again, consider enabling the Options|Keep Question Visible When Displaying Answer option. Reposition the Q and A dialogs to convenient locations on the screen.
Add Pair To Priority List
Clicking this button or typing Alt-a adds the Q&A pair to the Priority List stored in the current .FLD file. The button text immediately changes to Remove Pair From Priority List. The Q&A pair can be removed from the Priority List by pressing the button or typing Alt-r when it is in this state. If you attempt to add the LAST Question not on the Priority List to the list while in the Frequency Based On Priority List mode, the Priority List will be reset - the assumption being that under these conditions all Questions have again become "equal".
Disable This Pair
Clicking this button or typing Alt-d disables the current Question/Answer pair. The button text immediately changes to Re-enable This Pair. The Q&A pair can be re-enabled by pressing the button or typing Alt-e when it is in this state. If you attempt to disable the last non-disabled Question in the file, WinFlash will reset the Disabled List - the assumption being that under these conditions all Questions have again become "equal".