on 18 Mar, 2011 02:25 AM
Thanks so much for the reply. That raises a couple of follow-up questions if you don't mind.
What would be the best process for a group using the same iMac to share a Mental Case deck(s) that is updated regularly with new cards? Would it be exporting/importing an new version of an archived deck - or would one loose the information on one's memory work on the older cards in the new, revised deck? Would it be better, and is it possible to export/import a new deck with the new cards and then combine the old and new decks without losing the historical memory work?
Thanks you your help in advance.
From: drewmccormack [mailto:[email blocked]]
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:14 AM
To: [email blocked] Subject: Re: iMac & muliple users [Questions]
Mental Case does not consider the notes in an archive to be the same set of notes. Each time you import an archive, it makes a new copy.
It is best to try to finalize a case before exporting and distributing it. It you must make changes afterwards, you could either select just those notes, and export those, or you could export the whole case, import it again, and then move the new notes from the new case to the old, and trash the left overs.
As you say, if you throw away the old case, and just use the new one, you will lose your study history.
Hope that helps.
on 19 Mar, 2011 05:30 AM
Thanks Drew. I think I see a way to do what I want. Please confirm I that I am getting it right. I can export a new deck with cards that are to be added to a pre-existing deck. Once the new deck is imported, the new deck can be merged or added to the old deck without losing the information on the work done on the older cards. Have I got it?
Yes, you have the idea.
To share, choose Export from File. Choose Mental Case Archive format.
You can then email to another computer. If you have multiple accounts on one computer, you can go via the Public folder of each user, or via the /Users/Shared folder
Hope that helps.