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The Vocabulary command opens a new vocabulary window, and begins a new vocabulary session based upon the currently active document window. If the active window is not a vocabulary lesson(D- - 8), the Nothing Opened or Selected(3- 38) dialog appears. If there is no active window, the Open File(3- 1) dialog appears for you to locate and open a vocabulary lesson. See the Open(3- 38) command.

After a vocabulary lesson is successfully opened or created, Smart Characters places a new window on top of the currently active document window, hiding it from view. You can resize the window and move it to any other location, including outside of the Smart Characters main window. See Beginning the Drill(6- 2).

Expand Modifiers

The Expand Modifiers command uses the modifier level information in a fully-annotated document to convert a document into a graphical structure to display the hierarchy of modifying clauses in a sentence.

Words that form a distinct phrase or clause are shown on separate lines beginning in a column which indicates the modifying depth or level. Higher level clauses (toward the right) modify the phrase in the next lower level (to the left). Periods and paragraph marks are always on Level 0.

This function is particularly helpful in analyzing Japanese text which uses many levels of modifying clauses, and is particularly hard for speakers of languages that use fewer levels to otherwise understand.

Phrases are encoded by a hard line break. Levels are encoded as a variable number of initial tabs on a line. To change a level, add or delete initial tabs. To split one phrase into two, position the insertion point, press Enter, then press Tab or BackSpace as necessary. To join two phrases into one, press End then Delete as required to delete the line break and initial tabs.

To condense the text back into paragraph format, select the Learn Contract Modifiers(3- 36) command.

Contract Modifiers

The Contract Modifiers command reverses the Expand Modifiers(3- 36) command, formatting a graphical levels diagram into a normal paragraph.

Replace Glosses

The Replace Glosses command invokes the Replace(3- 14) dialog to replace all instances of one gloss(D- - 4) with another. Useful to substitute for glosses added by the ScAnnotate Automatic Annotator(11- 2), or another machine translation tool.

Extract Glosses

The Extract Glosses command extracts glosses(D- - 4) (notes) from selected text, and places them in the internal (not Windows) clipboard, ready for pasting.

Speak Selected

Speak Selected invokes the optional accessory Text to Speech Interface which synthesizes speech from a selection, then plays the speech.

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