Mark Words as Known
- Via the Known Checkbox: When the Word Dictionary window shows an entry, you can click on the Known checkbox to indicate to the program that you know or can recognize the word. Words in Chinese that are not Known are displayed in the Reader with underlines. When you mark a word as Known, the underline for that word is removed. You can view a list of all Known characters and Chinese words by clicking the Known tab just above the Reader. Note that there is a Known checkbox in the Character Dictionary window and one in the Word Dictionary window. The first is for marking the displayed character as known; the second is for marking the displayed word as known. Note that unlike using shift-spacebar in the Reader, clicking on the Known checkbox (to enable the check) does not hide the word immediately (if you’re in the current document view: more on this later). It will continue to remain visible in the Word Dictionary window. However, the next time you “read” the word in the Reader via the keyboard, the word will not not automatically appear in the Word Dictionary window; it will remain hidden.
- Via Shift-Spacebar: Mark Words as Known Via Shift-Spacebar. While reading Chinese text in the Reader, press shift-spacebar to mark a word as Known. The next time you encounter this Known word, the word dictionary entry will not be displayed. Known words of Chinese are displayed without underlines in the Reader. Shift-spacebar enables several other features: (1) show word entry; (2) show word in the Known list; (3) mark the word as Unknown; (4) show word in the Current Document view. These functions of shift-spacebar are described and illustrated in detail in Using Shift-Spacebar.
Detailed information about marking words as known is provided in Tutorial: Reading with Chinese Toolbox.