Edit Dialog

Purpose of the Edit Dialog

This dialogs is used to view, add, remove or modify the entries of the selected stacks. Along with all text attributes, the lesson, level and test state of the entries are displayed. The color of the test state corresponds to the current ColorMode.

Modifying entries

If an attribute is selected, pressing F2 or a mouseclick enters the inplace edit mode. The text can then directly be modified as described in the section entering text. The TAB key moves on to the next column, Shift-TAB moves back to the previous one. The IME is automatically set to the mode defined in the Language dialog.

Adding new Entries

a) Manual Insertion

Pressing INS on the keyboard adds a new empty line and places the cursor on the first attribute. The typical keyboard sequence to add a new entry manually is

INS - <entry> - TAB - <reading> - TAB - <translation> - RET

If a Japanese IME is installed on western Windows, Japanese characters can be directly entered. See entering text for more details.

The IME is automatically set to the mode defined in the Language dialog.

If more than one stack is edited simultaneously, the target stack of the new line is determined with the autimatically opening select target stack dialog. Checking the "default stack" checkbox before commiting adds all consecutive new entries to this stack and suppresses the dialog.

b) Automatic Insertion

The integrated dictionary can be used to add items automatically. Any word retrieved in the dictionary can be added to a stack by selecting the Add to Selected Stack action in the dictionary window.

This dictionary function does not require the edit dialog to be open - however it requires exactly one stack to be selected.

Sorting of the entries

When the dialog is opened, the entries are sorted according the defined order. Clicking on the header of a column sorts the list in alphabetic ascending order, in respect to the clicked attribute. Additional clicks on the same header re-sort the list according to other criteria. The table below shows the 5 sorting states that are possible. With the sixth click the system starts from start.

Click No. Icon Sorting
#1 <none> Defined order.
Alphabetic, ascending
Alphabetic, descending
Length, shortest first
Length, longest first

Note: Stackz sorts the entries at any time according to the current ColorMode. There is a ColorMode named DefinedOrder, which processes the entries in the sequence in a specific order. Please refer to the icons , and in the table below for information about how to change the defined order.

Available functions

Action Description
Save file without leaving the edit dialog.
INS Add a new entry
DEL Delete the selected entries
F2 or mouseclick Edit the selected attribute. If a japanese font is selected for that attribute in the File Options, Japanese Text can be entered (details are here).
Find Duplicate Entries
Selects all duplicate entries (attribute 1) and brings them to the top.
Search Text
Displays the text search input control.
Shows a menu that allows to accept the current order, or to revert to the defined order (only if not sorted according defined order)
Move selected entries up (only if sorted according defined order)
Move selected entries down (only if sorted according defined order)
F6 Search in dictionary (cf KanjiBrowze help)
Analyze (cf KanjiBrowze help)
 F7 Show Kanji Info (cf KanjiBrowze help)
 F8 Select Kanji (cf KanjiBrowze help)
Add to Textpad
Cut entry to clipboard
Copy entry to clipboard
Paste entry from clipboard
Switch to Kana entry mode (cf entering text)
Switch to Roomaji entry mode (cf entering text)

(Context menu)
Print selected entries
As list: Print the entries in the list format.
As flashcards: Print the entries as flascards.
(Context menu)
NOTE: This function should not be used normally because it modifies the test results.
Set to oldest date: Change the date of the selected entries to the date that is set in the File Options Dialog in the tab "Repeat Advisor", "Repetition required after..." .
Set to today's date: Change the date of the selected entries to the date of today.
Reset test counters: Resets the test statistics about successful and unsuccessful test attempts.