This dialog box displays 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.
The Question 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.
Click Question Dialog - Test Mode to see how the dialog is modified when taking WinFlash tests (.FLT files).
Note: Colors referenced are present when Options|Colors & Fonts|Use Color Codes In Q&A Status Panels is selected.
Starting from the left, the Status Bar contains the following data and controls:
Category - Contains the Category of the currently displayed Question if one has been entered - Europe in the bar above. Otherwise displays "Category". When Options|Display Answer After n Seconds and the companion Show Countdown are selected, the box changes to red in color after a 1-second display of the Category and counts down the remaining seconds until the answer will be displayed.
Pair Number - Displays the number of the current Q&A pair - 16 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 - 22 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.
Toggle Browse Mode Button - This button toggles between the Browser mode and the normal operating mode of the Question dialog. In Browser Mode the bottom bar of the Question dialog contains buttons allowing navigation - Previous Question, Next Question, First Question, Last Question as well as Go To Pair, Show Answer, Find and Find Next. No scores are recorded when using the Browse Mode.
Total Pairs This Session - The count of how many Q&A pairs have been viewed - 8 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 or by typing Ctrl-r.
Total Correct Answers This Session - The count of how many Q&A pairs have been correctly answered - 7 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 - 88% 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.
Hint Button - This button indicates the presence of Hints when it is enabled and flashing. Each press of the button or keying of the Ctrl-h shortcut displays another of the available hints 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 Question. 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 Question (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 Question 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 or graphic 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 Question (if any) 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 Question 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.
Answer Entry Bar
This part of the screen is one of the seven types listed below. A Skip button is contained on the first five types in addition to the buttons described. The Skip button 'throws back' the current pair, without scoring or showing the answer. The Skip button can be disabled by unchecking the Allow Pairs to be Skipped checkbox in Options|Q&A Modes|Settings Common to all Modes.
Standard - The bar only contains a Display The Answer button. Click it, type 'd' or press Enter to display the Answer Dialog.
Multiple Choice - The bar displays a numbered button for each of the possible Multiple Choice answers shown. It also displays Reenable Buttons and Check buttons. The numbered buttons' icons are initially all red. To indicate that the answer corresponding to the numbered button is correct, click on the button, toggling the icon to a gray check mark. If you make a mistake you can start over by clicking on Reenable Buttons that will set them all back to red again. After toggling all of the buttons whose corresponding answers are correct to gray (this can be any number from none to all of the buttons), enter your answer by clicking on Check or typing 'c' (or Enter My Answer when in Test Mode) - this will move you to the Answer Dialog where you'll find out if your answer was correct (or on to the next Question when in Test Mode).
True/False - The bar contains True and False buttons. Click the appropriate button or type 't' or 'f'. This will move you to the Answer Dialog where you'll find out if your answer was correct (or on to the next Question when in Test Mode).
Yes/No - The bar contains Yes and No buttons. Click the appropriate button or type 'y' or 'n'. This will move you to the Answer Dialog where you'll find out if your answer was correct (or on to the next Question when in Test Mode).
Fill-In-The-Blank - The bar contains from one to six edit boxes in which you type your answer. When you have completed your entry, click on the Check My Answer button, typing 'c' or pressing Enter. This will move you to the Answer Dialog where you'll find out if your answer(s) were correct (or on to the next Question when in Test Mode).
If you wish to have the height of the FIB entry boxes scale when you increase the height of the Question dialog, you can enable this behavior by checking the Increase FIB Box Height Proportionately to Q Dialog Height in the Options|View panel.
In Scholar and Educator this bar also contains 10 Glossary Buttons which allow easy access to any of up to 90 user-programmable character strings (from 1 to 300 characters). These buttons can also be present in Test Mode in WinFlash Basic - see note at the bottom of the Glossary Buttons section. In Scholar and Educator the bar also contains an eleventh button which invokes the Character Inserter applet, allowing easy access to the non-keyboard-accessible characters of the font assigned to the Answer.
Browse - The bar contains buttons allowing navigation - Previous Question, Next Question, First Question, Last Question as well as Go To Pair, Show Answer, Find and Find Next. No scores are recorded when using the Browse Mode.
Fast Timed Mode - The bar contains three buttons allowing control of this mode - Start, Pause and Reset. Start initiates the continuing display of Questions when the mode is first invoked or after the Pause or Reset button is pressed. There is also a slider control to adjust the speed at which Q&A pairs are displayed and a Randomize Pairs checkbox which will show pairs at random when checked. No scores are recorded when using the Fast Timed Mode.