Enhanced export and import features

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Ed Lin

11 Nov, 2014 09:19 AM

I'd like to suggest two enhanced export features:

(1) Export to an Apple Numbers file or MS Excel file: Each study card would be a row, and each facet of a would be a section of cells within the card's row. The purpose of this is to provide a more direct way to work between a spreadsheet and a study card stack. Although CSV and tab-delimited exports are currently doable, this enhancement would make it a more direct process. Obviously the export would be text-only. I recommend putting the priority on export to Numbers over Excel.

(2) Export to an Apple Keynote file or MS PowerPoint file: Each facet of a study card --including text, images and audio-- would be a Keynote slide; thus a two facet card would be exported as two Keynote slides. The purpose of this would be to derive from Mental Case a roughed out presentation that can be further developed with additional media and formatting for lectures. I recommend putting the priority on export to Keynote over PowerPoint.

I'd also like to suggest the following enhanced import feature:

(1) Import from Apple Numbers or MS Excel: The reverse of what is mentioned above. Obviously there would be a restriction on the number of columns and how they can be expected to correspond to what goes on study cards. The purpose of this would be to directly utilize data in a spreadsheet without any multi-step process (e.g., such as first exporting from the spreadsheet to CSV or tab-delimited file and then from there importing into MC).

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by support on 11 Nov, 2014 01:19 PM

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    Hi Ed,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us! Currently there are such featurse in Mental Case. I’ve submitted these as feature requests for you. Please bear in mind that while we consider all ideas, not every suggestion will ultimately be implemented.

    We appreciate your interest. Please let us know if we can help you with anything else.

    Best,

    Sam R. — The Mental Faculty support

  2. support closed this discussion on 11 Nov, 2014 01:19 PM.

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