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LearnWords Windows LearnWords PalmOS LearnWords PocketPC & WM5


LearnWords Windows

Version 4.8.1 (23.09.2009):
- added disabling reminders

Version 4.8 (12.08.2009):
- added user profiles to work with multiple users or multiple languages to learn one user

Version 4.7 (09.12.2008):
- resolved some bugs in the system of repetition

Version 4.6 (10.06.2008):
- added registration of various parameters of training in log file, statistics of learning (see in "Options \ Statistics training")

Version 4.5 (24.01.2008):
- added the interface on czech, german and polish languages

Version 4.4 (10.10.2007):
- increase a count of words of the studing block in "Options\ Levels" (a max value is 65 thousand records);
- save statistics of the unfinished repeating: you continue the repeating of words from last breakpoint after restart of repeating;
- mix records of the selected category in "Options\ Categories"

Version 4.2 (02.07.2007):
System of repeating store all informations in new text format.

Version 2.2 (20.09.2006):
Automoving of words is method of passive study: program move the set of records of dictionary like the slide-show without any actions.

Version 2.0 (21.01.2006):
Repeating of words is system of scheduling repetitions, that allows to remember anyone, even the rambling information. You can use up to seven repetitions, to set the interval of starting, profile for learning.

Version 1.6 (24.10.2005):
You can use synthesis of speech.
It allows to receive:
- A pronunciation of all words of the dictionary;
- Studying a pronunciation of words of any language for which there is a voice engine (Text-To-Speech or TTS)!
If you have installed software of synthesis of speech - Speech API and voice engines (TTS), then you can hear the pronunciation of words synthesized with the help of a voice chosen in list "Voice" of form "Options \ Sound".
For installation of Speech API and voice engines supporting various languages see Install Speech API

Version 1.5 (02.09.2005):
5 new exercises and new "Audio profile" are added!
Four added exercises ("Audio test", "Audio-Select translation", "Audio-Select word" and "Audio-Writing") are presenting the audio course which will help you with recognition of foreign words, speech and in learning of a correct pronunciation.
Load "Audio profile" in the form "Options\ Levels" for acquaintance.
The fifth new exercise is "Guess word" offering to recollect an studied word for the submitted translation.

Version 1.4.2 (28.03.2005)
Opportunity of creation and studying of dictionaries in Unicode format.
Now has appeared the opportunity of studying of lexicon for any language of the world!

Version 1.4 (25.02.2005)
Opportunity of saving of unlimited number of profiles of options (see 'Options \ Levels').
By default are offered 5 profiles: "Dictionary profile", "Basic profile", "Profile - 1" and "Profile - 2".
For addition or deleting of profiles use the form 'Profiles' (tap button 'Edit' in 'Options \ Levels').

Version 1.3 (29.11.2004):
Icon of the program in system tray:
- quickly to open the program (double click or right-click menu);
- automatically opening LearnWords through the given interval of time (for example through 30, 60 minutes).
Automatic load of the program at start of operational system (see Options \ Reminder).

Version 1.2 (03.11.2004):
- the search of words in "Editor of words";
- the progress bar for functions "Random order" and " Clean statistics".

Version 1.1 (25.10.2004):
- Support of categories
Now it is possible to learn words by thematic groups or categories, it increases efficiency of storing.
See "spanish_audio.pdb" with categories (Dates, Greetings, Clothes, Phone, Mood, Restaurant and etc.).
For study of words of an interesting category use 'Options \ Levels', thus the name of the category, chosen for study, is displayed in a line of the status-bar. For creation, edition, deleting of categories use 'Tools \ Categories', there it is possible to clear statistics of the typed points for records of the chosen category.

Version 1.0 (24.08.2004):
- create LearnWords for desktop computer.
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LearnWords PalmOS

Version 1.7.2 (15.06.2004):
- The area of hit in the button (-) is increased;
- The studied word is copied in the buffer of an exchange (for a fast call of the external dictionary);
- The symbols French transcription are added.

Version 1.7 (03.09.2003):
Basic in this version is a support of two new types of the dictionaries: "Dictionary with a set of exercises" and "Grammar".
     Originally the program LearnWords was developed for effective study of words, however study of language is much more than knowledge of words.
After study of words is completed becomes important study of phrases and rules of construction of the sentence from these words (Grammar). Now it became possible!
     The first type of dictionaries, "Dictionary with a set of exercises", it automatically establishes the set of exercises in him specified and in the form "Levels" of the program appear one more profile "Dictionary", in which it is possible to look (and to change) what exercises are specified for this dictionary.
At study of phrases there become senseless such exercises as a "Mosaic", "Select translation/word", "Writing" (in the first place, because of their length - complicating perception).
Therefore for study of phrases the exercises are used only "Card" and "Guess translation".
     The following type of dictionaries, "Grammar", is connected to study of grammar.
Each record of such dictionary represents a separate lesson: for the specified sentence it is necessary to choose the correct form of a verb from the submitted variants.
One exercise - "Select translation" is used only.
     New types of dictionaries work only for the version LearnWords 1.7, in which besides are added the following features:
- In the exercise "Guess translation" buttons now is at bottom and the answer/translation is shown on pressing by pen on the screen;
- In "Tools\Advanced\General" is added the opportunity to hide transcription (an option "Hide transcription");
- In "Tools\Swap fields" is added to change by places a word and translation;
- In "Editor of words" a field "Word" occupies 2 lines, in "Levels" is added the new profile "Dictionary", for dictionaries of type "Dictionary with a set of exercises".

Version 1.6.4 (02.07.2003):
- Opportunity of renaming of dictionaries (the form "Load dictionary").

Version 1.6.2 (09.06.2003):
- In the form "Load dictionary" dictionaries with learned words are marked by a tick.

Version 1.6 (01.06.2003):
- The "Editor of words" is advanced: accentuation of studied record in the list at opening, search of words in the list, "fast" loading of the dictionary in the "Editor", moving pages of the list forward/back with the help of buttons Up, Down and JogDial.
- The form "Load dictionary" is advanced: accentuation of name of studied dictionary in the list, moving records of list forward/back with the help of buttons Up, Down.
- JogUp and JogDown submit to adjustments of buttons Up and Down, the adjustment of the button JogBack is added (if the action for this button is not specified, the standard exit from the program will carried out).
- In "Tools\Levels" the opportunity of preservation of three profiles: "profile-1", "profile-2", "profile-3"; switching between them during work of the program.
- In "Tools\Advanced\General" is appeared the option "Full block", which to add a new word in the block after any word becomes learned.

In version 1.5 (24.02.2003):
- Has appeared "Private dictionary", is special dictionary in which you can add words for study of interesting only to you!
By simple pressing on icon "heart" (in heading of the program) add words (from other dictionaries, from buffer of an exchange and the simple typing).
This icon is and in "Editor of words", it is possible to press the necessary word in the list and to add in "Private dictionary".
Thus it is possible quickly to make the dictionary of interesting words from other dictionaries.
- In "Tools\Advanced\Title" the opportunity "Show studied percent" to show the percent of the investigated words in heading instead of typed points.
- In "Tools\Advanced\Hard buttons" the adjustment of actions connected with hard-buttons PDA has appeared!
Now for each button (including arrows) is possible to nominate any action from the list possible and (!) individually for each exercise!
- In the form "New record/Edit record" the menu (call by pressing in heading) for work with the buffer of an exchange has appeared.
- The program remembers the condition before an exit and restores him at the following start.
- "Virtual keyboard " became universal:
a) The button "Int" has realized a national font (additional character set);
b) Now virtual keyboard has appeared in the form "New record/Edit record", Thus there is a loading of fonts individually for each field!
- At creation of the new dictionary the new field "Use fonts of dictionary" has appeared.
For creation of the dictionary supporting a language pair distinct from established on your device, enter the name of dictionary in a field 'Use fonts of dictionary', which language fonts is necessary to use.
- Is adapted for PalmOS 5 (Tungsgen)
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Version 1.0 (07.10.2002)
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LearnWords PocketPC & WM5

Version 3.4 (09.12.2008):
- resolved some bugs in the system of repetition

Version 3.3 (17.07.2008):
- statistics of learning: total time of study, completed lessons, average time of answer, negative answers ("File \ Statistics")

Version 3.1 (11.02.2008):
- added the interface on czech, german and polish languages

Version 3.0 (14.11.2007):
- Support of images, illustrations and new system of scheduling repeatings (open the dictionary 'alphabet.pdb' after installation)
- An opportunity to set color of the text and a background for each exercise (see "Options \ Fonts")
- Size of the block of records is increased, up to 65 thousand records in the block (see "Options \ Levels")

Version 2.3 (03.10.2006):
Automoving of words is method of passive study: program move the set of records of dictionary like the slide-show without any actions.

Version 2.0 (21.06.2006):
Repeating of words is system of scheduling repetitions, that allows to remember anyone, even the rambling information. You can use up to seven repetitions, to set the interval of starting, profile for learning.

Version 1.8 (10.06.2005)
5 new exercises and new "Audio profile" are added!
Four added exercises ("Audio test", "Audio-Select translation", "Audio-Select word" and "Audio-Writing") are presenting the audio course which will help you with recognition of foreign words, speech and in learning of a correct pronunciation.
Load "Audio profile" in the form "Options\ Levels" for acquaintance.
The fifth new exercise is "Guess word" offering to recollect an studied word for the submitted translation.

Version 1.7.2 (28.03.2005)
Opportunity of creation and studying of dictionaries in Unicode format.
Now has appeared the opportunity of studying of lexicon for any language of the world!

Version 1.7 (25.02.2005)
Opportunity of saving of unlimited number of profiles of options (see 'Options \ Levels').
By default are offered 5 profiles: "Dictionary profile", "Basic profile", "Profile - 1" and "Profile - 2".
For addition or deleting of profiles use the form 'Profiles' (tap button 'Edit' in 'Options \ Levels').

Version 1.6.4 (29.11.2004):
- the search of words in "Editor of words";
- the progress bar for functions "Random order" and " Clean statistics".

Version 1.6 (25.10.2004):
- Support of categories
Now it is possible to learn words by thematic groups or categories, it increases efficiency of storing.
See "spanish_audio.pdb" with categories (Dates, Greetings, Clothes, Phone, Mood, Restaurant and etc.).
For study of words of an interesting category use 'Options \ Levels', thus the name of the category, chosen for study, is displayed in a line of the status-bar. For creation, edition, deleting of categories use 'Tools \ Categories', there it is possible to clear statistics of the typed points for records of the chosen category.

Version 1.5 (06.06.2004):
- The function of a pronunciation is realized: the sound set (file .snd created by LearnWords Editor) is makes sounds of learned words for exercises "Card", "Mosaic", "Select translation", " Guess translation", or by pressing the button of toolbar (In archive of the program there is a set "demo.snd" for the dictionary "demo.pdb" - pronunciation for the first 5 words).
- The dialog of opening of a file (File\Open dictionary) has changed. Now this works with all file system, including cards of memory;
- Are added the function "Tools\Swap fields", this allow change by places a word and translation.
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Version 1.0 (26.03.2003):
- create LearnWords for Pocket PC.

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