Introduction: Suggestions as you begin.
Overview: A quick look at how to get started with MemLok.
Logon to MemLok: Logging on, adding and removing learners.
Browse Topics: Search for verses among the MemLok topics.
Browse Verses: Search for verses by their reference in Bible book order.
Review Verses: The MemLok review system; Daily, Weekly, Bimonthly.
Completion Record: A Record of all verses completed by the Learner.
Printing Cards: Printing business size cards.
Printing Pictures Backup and Restore: Protecting your learner history with backup.
Planning for Future Verses
Use the Help button in MemLok to look up FAQ AND to print out the Devotional Helps: Memory Tips, Covenant For Consistency, and Meditation.
Congratulations! You have made a wise decision to begin the discipline of Scripture memory!
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Strengthen your CONVICTION God wants His Word on your heart. This will grow as you go!
2. Be DETERMINED! Decide the day you will start a new card every week. Find the best time to review and stick to it! Be sure the topic is meaningful to your situation. Hebrews 12:1,2
3. FOLLOW THE PLAN! Unless you have an exceptional memory, learn only one verse a week. After a while the review could get burdensome, otherwise. Take two days off a week. The review system is easy.
4. REMAIN ACCOUNTABLE! Proverbs 18:1 Do not convince yourself you are the exception. You might be, but what if you are not? Besides, two are better! Ecclesiastes 4:9,10 Find a LISTENER outside the home (same sex) even if you have one within. Renew the "Covenant for Consistency" every three months or so.
Finally, use one of your QUIET TIMES each week to write out a conversation between yourself and the Lord centered around your newest verse. Memorization without MEDITATION is very unwise. Ps. 1:2,3 This is what facilitates truly applying His truths in our lives by faith through His Holy Spirit. Pro. 22:17,18
I am praying God will greatly use you as you spend time hiding His precious Word upon your heart. May you become closer than ever to our Lord. Jeremiah 15:16
To God Be The Glory!
AN IMPORTANT NOTE
1. Bible memory will in itself not make you godly. Only God does that! Galatians 2:20
2. Bible memory can make you proud, whereas the goal is love. 1 Corinthians 8:1,2 Proverbs 16:18
3. Only a real Christian can truly understand what he memorizes. 1 Corinthians 2:14
There must first be a new birth. (John 3:3) Here is how that happens.
FIRST you confess (agree with God) your need of salvation because you know you are a sinner before God, needing to turn from sin.
SECOND, you believe Christ is LORD and has conquered death by dying for your sins and rising from the dead.
THIRD, you ask Jesus to become the Lord of your life, admitting there is nothing you can do to earn the His forgiveness.
As you pray asking Him to become the LORD of your life, He makes you a new person and the Holy Spirit begins to reside in your life. Since the Holy Spirit is the one who authored the Scriptures, 2 Peter 1:20,21, He will be the one to clearly teach you its meaning and help you apply it to your life.
Have you made this surrender of your mind, emotions and will to the LORD? If not dear reader, I entreat you, do it now. God loves you!
MemLok is organized in 5 "pages", Browse Topics, Browse Verses, Review Verses, Completion Record and Print Pages. You move back and forth between these pages by clicking the tabs at the bottom of the MemLok window.
The first two pages, Browse Topics and Browse Verses, are where you select verses for memorizing. MemLok has over 700 total verses in 551 verse selections which are organized into 48 topics. Finding the topics and verses which you wish to study is easily done on these pages.
The third page, Review Verses, is where you do your daily review work. There are tools on this page which make your memorization and review easier. Also on this page you may record insights and applications which you have gained from your study and attach these Personal Notes to the verses you are memorizing for review at any time.
The Completion Record provides you with a convenient summary list of the verses you have memorized with information such as verse translation, date started, and whether or not you have recited the verse correctly.
If you are a new user of MemLok, click on either Browse Topics or Browse Verses to get help on how to select your first verse. After you have selected a verse MemLok will keep track of it for you and will schedule your review. When you understand how to select a verse you can learn how the review process works by clicking on Review Verses. New users may also enjoy logging on as Guest. This allows you to simply explore the program without creating a personal review history.
HINT: It is strongly advised that a new learner log on as Guest to get a feel for the program.
At any time while using MemLok you can get help by using the Help menu item or hitting the F1 function key.
MemLok can handle a whole family of learners, an entire classroom, or even a complete school (as long as there are enough five-minute slots in a day for everyone!). Each learner must have a unique logon name. This can be your first name, a nickname, or simply "Dad. When first starting MemLok a Logon dialog is presented. It will display the name of the last Learner who logged on. If you have already enrolled your Logon name in MemLok simply click on the arrow next to that name and a list of all enrolled learners will be displayed. Select yours and click OK to begin.
If you are just beginning MemLok, select New Learner. You will be asked to fill in some Learner Preferences including a Logon name. When you complete this dialog you will be enrolled in MemLok.
The Logon dialog always includes a special Learner named Guest. This is a Logon name designed for times when you want to peruse the features and verses of MemLok without altering your personal review history. The Guest can do anything a full learner can do but the Guest review history is not saved from session to session. It is a good idea for a new learner to logon as Guest a few times to get the idea of how MemLok works.
If you would like to remove a learner from the Logon list, click that button on the Logon dialog and follow the directions.
From time to time it may be desirable to remove a learner from the Logon list. This is an irreversible measure that completely deletes the review history, preferences, and Personal Notes for that Learner. When you select this option, you will be asked to correctly enter the learner's Logon name to verify your decision. This is a safety measure to reduce the possibility of accidentally removing someone. If you are removed, to start again, you must re-select verses after logging on as a new learner.
The Logon dialog opens up whenever you begin MemLok but if you wish to change Learners in the middle of a session, select User Logon from the File menu.
If you want to take all your verses and notes to another computer with a Licensed copy of MemLok installed, simply place a diskette in the computer and click File/Backup Learners. After
following those instructions, place that diskette into the new computer and hit File/Restore.
This dialog allows you to select from a few Options which identify you and the way you want to work. You will get this dialog when you first enroll but you may change your Learner Preferences at any time by selecting Preferences from the Options menu.
Learner Logon Name: This can be anything you want, but note that upper and lower case are remembered. It is logical to use your name or maybe you just want to be Dad!
Listener's Name: Who will hold you accountable? Ecclesiastes 4:9,10, Pro. 27:17. If you do not want to use a Listener you may check Self as Listener.
Listener's 2 Key code: This is a two character code (or password) which only the Listener knows. So the listener is the only one who can give approval when the learner correctly recites a verse.
Show Me Hints: Little yellow messages will appear as you move your mouse over the screen. They are to help you understand what each item does. After a while, you will turn this off.
Automatic Review You can have MemLok keep track of your review, or do it yourself. The default is to leave review scheduling up to MemLok. As you grow in your understanding of how MemLok works you may decide to turn this off occasionally.
Planned Review Time: The Review Timer on the Review Verses page can be a useful tool to keep a learner on track. The default time is 5-10 minutes, about how long a normal review is each day. Set it to zero and the Review Timer will not count down. Instead, you will see the day, date and time of day.
Translation Preference: Select your Bible translation preference. You may select verses from any translation you have installed by selecting the translation on the Browse Topics and Browse Verses pages. But this will be the translation selected when you first logon.
Recite to Listener
If you have specified a listener in your Learner Preferencess, then a button on the Review Verses page will say Recite to Listener, otherwise if you selected Self as Listener, the button will say Verse Learned. With Self as Listener simply push the Verse Learned button when you feel the verse is mastered.
You can check yourself with the Practice Pad. Your completion of this verse will be recorded on your Completion Record with a check mark in the box. Remember, with new verses, it is best to let Automatic Review schedule your verses. Otherwise, you may not review it enough before it moves into Weekly and Bimonthly review.
The best way to be accountable for your Bible memory work is to have a listener. When you are ready to recite your verse push the Recite to Listener button. A dialog box will appear instructing you to recite your verse to your listener. The listener can look at the verse on the screen. If correct, the Listener enters the 2 Key Code he or she provided when you filled in your Listener Learner Preferences.
If the listener forgets the 2 Key Code, open up Learner Preferences under the Options menu and select a new code. Correct reciting of the verse will be recorded in your Completion Record. This is a great way for Mom or Dad to keep track of the children's progress -- be their listener.
Verses in MemLok are organized into 48 topics. There are usually 10 to 12 verses in each topic. The Browse Topics page allows you to select a verse for memorization from any one of these topics.
The Browse Topics page has a tabbed notebook on it with three tabs: Summary, Man Says, and God Says. To the left of this tabbed notebook is a scrolling topic list. At the top of the page is a radio button group where the Bible God Says is selected. This will default to the translation selected in your user Learner Preferences but you may change it at any time if you have more than one translation installed.
To begin, find a topic which interests you from the topic list. Clicking on that topic with the mouse will display a list of the verses in that topic and a short summary of each verse on the Summary page of the tabbed notebook. Highlight one of these verses. The Man Says tab reveals a page which displays a statement of common worldly wisdom which contrasts with the Scripture. One of these statements is provided for each verse. Clicking the God Says tab takes the learner to the Scripture verse and associated picture. Clicking on the picture toggles between the verse and picture. Above the picture are the first few words of the verse which are represented by the picture. These words are only provided when selecting a verse. Once the verse is part of the learner's review only the picture is given as a clue to the verse.
On the Summary page of Browse Topics a verse in the reference list will have a red heart next to it if this verse is already in the learner's review list in the current God Says. If it is in the learner's review list in another translation it will have a red box next to it, otherwise it will have a gray box next to it.
When you have found a verse which you would like to memorize click the Accept Verse button.
All the verses in MemLok are listed on this page under their Bible reference. For example, if you wanted to see which verses are in the book of John simply click the New Testament button and pull down the list of books in the New Testament. Select John from this list and the chapter and verse of all the MemLok verses in the book of John will appear. Clicking on the picture will toggle between verse and picture. Above the picture are the first few words of the verse which are represented by the picture. These words are only provided when selecting a verse. Once the verse is part of the learner's review only the picture is given as a clue to the verse.
At the top of the page above the picture and verse is a box containing the topic to which the verse belongs, the Man Says statement for that verse and the verse reference. You can step through all the verses one at a time, in Bible order, by clicking the up or down arrows to the left of the picture/verse. In the Chapter & Verse scrolling window a red heart next to a verse indicates the verse is already in the learner's review history. A red box indicates that it is in the learner's review history but in a God Says different than the current translation. Otherwise a gray box will be next to the verse.
When you have found a verse which you would like to memorize click the Accept Verse button.
One of the keys to successful Scripture memory is liking your verse. Does this verse really meet a need in your life? Using either Browse Verses, Browse Topics, or the Thematic Index, ask the Lord to guide you each week to a verse that you have a strong desire to have in your heart and life. When you are convinced you have found it, click the Accept Verse button. MemLok will take it from there.
MemLok knows how to juggle all your verses over the next 12 years (that is how long it would be if you stick with the plan and learn one card a week), so that you wll always review every verse daily for 6 weeks, weekly for 6 months and then every two months for life. Yet, your review time will remain 5-10 minutes a day.
After you accept a verse for memorization you will be prompted with a window to verify that this is really the verse you want. You need not worry about making a mistake though. On the Completion Record page, you can remove a verse if you did make a mistake or later decide not to continue with that verse
Often when browsing verses in PC MemLok a learner may come across a verse that he would like to memorize but is not currently ready to add a verse to review. This verse can be added to a list of verses in waiting. All learners have their own list that is saved between sessions. To add the current verse in either Browse Topics or Browse Verses the learner may right-click on the verse or picture and select the appropriate item from the pop-up menu. Alternatively an option to Add Verse to Waiting List can be selected from the Actions menu of the Main menu.
Also under the Action menu on Browse Topics and Browse Verses is an item to view the Waiting List. The number of verses in the Waiting List is displayed in parentheses in the menu caption. The Waiting List dialog has a list of verses in waiting and options to remove them from the list or view them in Browse Topics or Browse Verses. From that point they can be selected for addition to the learners review list.
Review Verses Page
The Review system is the heart of the MemLok Bible Memory System. The Review page is where learners will spend most of their time. MemLok keeps track of the verses you have selected to memorize and presents them to you in a systematic way which insures that you will not only learn them but Remember them. There are two approaches to the review system:
1. Automatic Review:To understand how MemLok schedules verses see Verse Scheduling
2. Manual Review
MemLok presents verses to you on its own timetable called Automatic Review. This is the recommended approach for most learners and has proven to be the most effective over time. Manual Review allows the learner freedom to chose which verses will be reviewed on a particular day. This may seem nice but does not guarantee that all verses will be reviewed on a regular basis. A good compromise is to be on Automatic Review and occasionally step off to do some Manual Review. Going back and forth is easily done by toggling Automatic Review from the Options pull-down menu.
Below are the Learner's tools which will aid in the regular review process
The Review Status panel
The Verse Pockets
The Review Timer
The Phrase at a Time arrows
1. Man Says
2. Personal Notes
3. Practice Pad
4. Repeat Review
5. Recite to Listener or Verse Learned
Note: There is a separate review approach called Reviewing with Cards.This explains the use of a 10-slot plastic cardholder to manage review with printed cards.
A history of all verses in the current learner's review is displayed on the Completion Record page. At the top of the page is a count of the total number of verses. The list can be sorted by date, alphabetically by topic, or in Bible order. A check box allows the sorting to be in forward or reverse order. A check in the far right column of the table indicates that the verse has been recited to the Listener.
A right-click of the mouse over a selected verse will produce a pop-up menu with items. This allows you to see that verse on the Browse Topics, Browse Verses or Review Verses pages. To view the verse on the Review Verses page the learner is required to be in Manual Review mode. If this is currently not the case the learner will be asked if he would like to go to Manual Review mode and view the verse.
If you do not backup regularly, it would be wise to print a copy of the Completion Record as needed. The Completion Record can be printed by selecting Print under the File menu while on this page.
To understand how MemLok does the Automatic Review see Verse Scheduling and Verse Pockets.
You can have MemLok keep track of your review, or do it yourself. The default is to leave review scheduling up to MemLok. Though you may learn and review your verses at any speed you desire (by turning this option off), history, experience and wisdom suggest it is best to leave review patterns in the hands of MemLok.
MemLok has the frequency and quantity of reviewing figured out so you will most optimally do your memory work for the long haul. Much Scripture memory is done with the hose on full blast, as if pouring lots of water on an young oak tree will make it grow overnight into a giant. MemLok is long-range, low pressure, with an emphasis on application. Be patient and enjoy it
This option is selected from the Learner Preferences dialog when you enrolled but also appears as a menu sub-item under the Options menu. It is sometimes useful to turn Automatic Review off in order to check on some verses in which you are interested. This can be easily done from the Options menu. MemLok will remind you that you have switched to Manual Review when you log off and ask you if this is a permanent change.
Manual Review is one of two ways to review MemLok verses. The most common and preferred approach is Automatic Review. It assures that all verses will be reviewed on a regular basis. However, sometimes it is desirable to look for a particular verse or set of verses for immediate study. Or perhaps you are interested in looking up a Personal Note which you attached to some verse.
To turn Automatic Review off, simply un-check it under the Options menu. When you go to the Review Verses page you will see that MemLok has not highlighted a pocket of verses for you to review. There are two ways to manually review a verse in a pocket:
1. Double click the pocket and it will be highlighted. It can then be clicked to step through the verses just as in Automatic Review.
2. Right click the pocket and get a list of verses in the pocket in a pop-up window. With the mouse select one of these verses for review.
If you changed from Automatic to Manual Review during one session, MemLok will prompt you when you log off and ask if this is to be permanent. You can then allow your default option to revert back to Automatic Review or you can leave it as Manual Review.
In the lower left corner of the Review Verses page there is a panel summarizing the learner's review status. It indicates whether the user is under Automatic or Manual Review, the current day and week, the number of verses scheduled for this day (if under Automatic Review), and whether the current verse has been recited and has a Personal Note attached.
On the Review Verses Page there is an array of panels which are called Verse Pockets. These function much like the plastic card holders of the original card MemLok system. As verses are selected by the learner they are added to one of these pockets by MemLok where they will be reviewed at the appropriate times. The number on the pocket indicates how many verses are in that pocket.
During Automatic Review the pocket which MemLok wishes the learner to review will be highlighted. As the learner clicks on the pocket the verse picture will be displayed in the adjacent window. The number on the pocket will reflect the number of remaining verses in the pocket. A shift-click (mouse click with shift key down) on the pocket will reverse the direction of motion through the stack of verses in the pocket.
A right-click (clicking the right mouse button) on a pocket will produce a pop-up window with a list of verses in the pocket with the oldest verse on the top of the list and the newest on the bottom. A check mark will be next to the verse currently being displayed. During Manual Review the learner can select a verse to review from this pop-up list.
Verses can be moved through the pockets more rapidly than with the normal process of Verse Scheduling with some special options for Moving Verses.
There are some special methods for moving verses through the MemLok review system more rapidly than with normal Review Scheduling. These methods were designed primarily for:
· Previous MemLok users who wish to add a large number of verses to their review history
· You have lots of verses learned on your own and want them directly into Bimonthly review.
These features can be found in the Move Review Verses item under the Options menu. There are three sub-menu items:
Add New Verse to Weekly - When this option is checked the Accept Verse buttons on the Browse Topics and Browse Verses pages will change to Add to Weekly. When pushed, the current verse on that page will be immediately added to the next slot in the Weekly review and the verse indicator on that page will move forward by one. With this option checked all the verses from the topic of Angels could be added to weekly review with 12 button clicks. Beware, this is for adding verses you already know! When you have finished remember to un-check this option. (It will be un-checked next time you log on).
Move oldest Daily verse to Weekly - This simply moves the oldest verse from the Daily pocket to the next available Weekly pocket. This could be used if you planned to add no more Daily verses but wanted to push these Daily verses along the review path.
Move Day 1 of Weekly to Bimonthly - This takes all the verses of Day 1 Weekly review and deals them out to the Bimonthly review in the fashion described in Verse Scheduling. All of the other days in Weekly review will be shifted up by one. This speeds up moving known verses into the Bimonthly review.
A verse picture with verse text hidden behind it is found on Browse Topics, Browse verses and Review Verses pages. With the picture showing simply click the picture with the mouse to reveal the verse. Likewise click the verse to display the picture. Alternatively, the tabs at the bottom of the Picture Frame can be used to switch between picture and verse text.
On the Review Verses page there is an additional tab at the bottom of the Picture Frame. It is the Reference Tab. Clicking this tab reveals the verse reference only. If you prefer to be prompted by the reference rather than the picture simply uncheck the item under the Options menu called Prompt by Picture. If this is not checked you will be prompted with the verse reference instead of the picture as you proceed through your review. This allows you to test yourself against the reference only. At any time you can go back to prompting by picture by clicking the Prompt by Picture option again. Your select of this option will be saved from session to session.
You may have noticed that on the Review Verses page the topic is added to the end of the verse. It is important to memorize the topic as well as the verse. This adds one more memory connection which strengthens your ownership of the verse.
In the Learner Logon Learner Preferences you decided to have the Review Timer ON for a certain amount of time (1-60 minutes), or OFF. You have complete freedom to start, stop or discontinue the timer altogether at any time. The Review Timer is on the Review Verses page and begins counting down when you open the Review Verses page. If you click to another tab, the timer automatically pauses. The default time is 5-10 minutes since that is a normal amount of time to do about 12 verses.
By clicking the right button while the mouse is over the Review Timer, you will be able to stop and restart the timer. This allows for interruptions, or perhaps you wish to enter a note in Personal Notes, or use the Practice Pad. Once your time elapses, if you select Repeat Review, the timer will start again. Studies have shown that with a minimal amount of outside pressure, we tend to up our performance level. Metronomes have demonstrated this for music students.
Phrase at a Time
It is best when memorizing, to learn the first Phrase at a Time, then the second, then say them both together, and so on until you can say them all, prompted by seeing the picture which helps you quickly recall the first key words.
MemLok makes this kind of a game. For example, you will notice above the Hide and Reveal buttons something like Phrases Showing: 2 of 5. That means, when you click on the picture, only 2 of the 5 phrases in the verse will be visible, followed by three dots. Using commas as natural dividers, MemLok will allow you to control how much shows when you click the word picture.
HINT: the default is for the whole verse to show (I.e. Phrases Showing 4 of 4). Click Reveal once (switches to Phrases Showing 0 of 4) nothing will show, allowing you then add one phrase at a time BEFORE actually viewing the verse.
HINT: The last phrase of the verse is the topic and verse reference. Master the ability to say the topic, reference, verse and reference without a pause. It is easy to forget the reference after saying
that whole verse. This exercise helps you remember the reference. Do it out loud before and after
the verse on the front AND the back.
The Repeat Review button on the Review Verses page allows a learner to go through the review for that day more than once. When the review is complete a message will inform the learner that his review is complete. At that time pressing Repeat Review will start the review for that day again. This only applies if the learner is under Automatic Review. Under Manual Review the button is disabled.
Reviewing with Cards
The original MemLok Bible Memory System was based on business cards with the picture on one side and the verse on the other. The review system was managed by placing the cards in 10-slot plastic holders. Since MemLok now prints the cards, it is possible to continue to use the card-based review system. There are three printable forms which explain the procedure and aid in useful record keeping. These forms can be printed from your Word processor. The files are found in the main MemLok directory. If you took the default installation the main MemLok directory is
For Windows 3.1 C:\MemLok
For Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, NT, XP C:\Program Files\MemLok
If you can read Microsoft Word documents you may print the files
RevCards.doc Instructions for reviewing with cards
Complete.doc A Completion Record to record your progress
There is also a set of Rich Text Format files which most word processors can read
The original Memlok Bible Memory program consisted of business size cards with the picture on one side and the verse and verse reference on the other side. The review schedule was managed with the use of plastic pocket holders for the cards. Although MemLok offers greater review management and verse organization, the cards are more mobile; they can easily be carried in a shirt pocket or purse and reviewed whenever time is available. With version 2.0 of MemLok the original cards can be easily printed. They can even be printed in the bright colors shown on the computer if a color printer is available.
Printing Cards is done from the Print Cards page. This is selected with the tabs at the bottom of the MemLok window or from the Pages menu. On this page verses are displayed a topic at a time. Verses to be printed are selected by checking the box next to their reference and, when ready, clicking the Add to Print List button. A new topic and more verses can then be added. Up to twelve verses can be printed on one page and MemLok will keep track of how many verses have been selected for printing, limiting the selection to no more than 12. To remove one or more verses from the print list simply select them with the mouse and push the Delete Selection button. To remove all verses from the print list push the Clear Print List button. When ready to print push the Print Cards button. It is not necessary to print a full 12 pictures. If you desire to make cards with your own verses you can check the box 12 Blank Cards (10 if Avery is selected) and push the Print Cards button. The card templates will be printed without verses or pictures.
Business cards can be printed in a landscape or portrait orientation. This is selected with the radio buttons labeled 12 Card Landscape and 10 Card Avery. If the Avery option is selected the cards will print on perforated Avery business cards. This is very convenient but only allows 10 cards per page so that a full topic can usually not be printed.
It is easy to add a particular verse to the print list without searching through the topics. If the verse is in your review history go to either the Review Verses or Completion Record page. Make the desired verse current on that page, either by going through a review on Review Verses or highlighting the verse in Completion Record. When you return to the Print Cards page the topic of the desired verse will be displayed and the verse checked. Push the Add to Print List button to actually add the verse to your print list. A verse can be selected for printing in a similar manner from the Browse Topics and Browse Verses pages.
After pushing the Print Cards button a dialog will appear instructing you to get your printer ready. You will also be asked if you want to include your start date for that verse on the card and the Man Says statement. Another check box lets you request perforation lines on the picture side for easier cutting of the cards. The picture side of the cards will be printed first and you will be instructed to re-insert the page so the other side will print, feeding the page back through your printer in the same direction to print the verse side. The best results are obtained with card stock paper. You may want to experiment on cheaper paper first to get the feel of how to feed the verse side on you printer. The printed cards will have dashed lines indicating where to cut the cards from the full sheets.
There are many uses for printed copies of PC MemLok pictures. Post a picture with the verse on the refrigerator while it is being memorized. Use a picture without the verse for quizzing in a group setting. Be creative and color the pictures your own way. When the current page is Browse Topics, Browse Verses, or Review Verses, selecting print from the File menu will present a Print Picture dialog. The reference for the current verse from that page will be displayed along with several options for printing the picture:
Coloring Page - This option will be grayed out (disabled) for some pictures. Pictures will be printed in color if a correct Windows color print driver is installed, otherwise the colors in the picture will appear as shades of gray on printers which support this type of graphic. If the Coloring Page option is available that means that this picture is a candidate to be printed like a page in a coloring book. Selecting this option will tell PC MemLok to strip the color out of the picture and print only the black boundaries. The picture can then be colored with crayons. When a picture does not have black boundaries this option is disabled.
Landscape - This determines whether the picture will be printed in landscape (11x8.5) or portrait (8.5x11) direction on the page.
Include Verse Text - Selecting this option will print the text of the verse under the picture.
Show Topic & Reference - This will place the topic for this verse and its Bible reference above the picture.
Number of Copies - Indicate the number of copies to print.
Backup and Restore
Hard disk crashes are inevitable. One way to protect the review histories of your learners is to back them up to a floppy or another hard drive on your computer system. The backup and restore capability can also be used to move the review history of one or more learners to another computer. Yet another use for this feature is to duplicate the review history of a learner. Suppose Mary would like to have the same review history as Joseph. First, backup Joseph. Then, when logged on as Joseph, rename Joseph to Mary using the Learner Preferencessfound under the Options pull-down menu. Now, restore Joseph.
The Backup and Restore features are available under the File pull down menu. Selecting either Backup Learners or Restore Backup will produce a dialog which guides the learner through the process of selecting learners for backup or restore and selecting the location for backup. The backup can be placed on any writable drive on the system including floppies, hard drives and other removable drives.
Pulling down the File menu allows a learner to call up the Learner Logon dialog, the Backup or Restore dialogs, the Print Options which are available on that page, the Print or Write Personal Notes dialogs, or Exit MemLok. If the Print item is selected the action depends on which page is current. If Completion Record is current then the Completion Record will be printed in the order which it is currently sorted. If any other page is current MemLok will Print the Picture of the current verse on that page.
MAN SAYS BUT GOD SAYS
Jesus often quoted the Word of God when faced with temptations from Satan, arguments from unbelievers, or when teaching his disciples. Satan departed, unbelievers were amazed, and his disciples were built up.
Consider the sentences as personal application reminders, not as something to memorize. They should also cause you to consider how the Word of God might minister to those whom God brings into your life. If the statement is not helpful, ignore it, or turn it off on the review page
HINT: The Man Says can be an excellent alternate way to quiz you or your children. Do you know
what God Says to what Man Says?
MemLok comes in four translations, the New International Version (NIV), the New American Standard Version (NAS), the King James Version (KJV) and the New King James Version (NKJ). On the Browse Topics and Browse Verses page the translation may be selected from the Translation button. A Learner may set a Bible translation preference in Learner Preferences. Only those translations for which the program is currently licensed will be available.
The Options menu allows the learner to tailor the behavior of MemLok. The available options depend on the current MemLok page. On all pages the learner can select whether or not to Show Hints. As proficiency with the program increases it may be desirable to turn off the hints.
The option to Synchronize Pages is also available on all MemLok pages. When this option is checked MemLok attempts to show the same verse on a new page entered as was showing on the page just departed. For example, when reviewing Joshua 1:8 on the Review Verses page, MemLok will open up the topic Meditation and point to Joshua 1:8 when the learner moves to the Browse Topics page. Likewise if the Learner moves to the Completion Record, Joshua 1:8 will be highlighted. Un-check this option if this behavior is not desired. Your choice will be remembered between logon sessions.
To provide the information which MemLok needs to open Bible Search programs select the Link to Bible Search Programs
item under the Options menu. This opens up a dialog which allows the learner to indicate where the executable programs for Parsons Technology QuickVerse or Logos Library System are located.
By default, on the Browse Topics and Browse Verses pages, the learner is prompted to confirm that the verse selected is actually the desired verse. There is also a warning if a new verse is selected before the 5 day review period has been completed. These confirmations can be turned off by un-checking the item Confirm New Verse Selection. It is wise to leave this checked as a protection against accidentally accepting the wrong verse. On the Browse Topics and Browse Verses pages there is also an option to Add New Verse to Weekly. This option is described in Moving Verses.
On the Review Verses Page there is the option to use Automatic or Manual Review as well as Options for rapid moving of verses (see Moving Verses). The option, Prompt by Picture determines whether mouse clicks toggle between Picture and verse text or Reference and verse text and whether the Automatic Review system feeds you Pictures or References. On all pages the Options menu contains an item called Preferences which opens the Learner Preferencess dialog.
When your review is complete after an Automatic Review the Picture Frame will be filled with a Tip, an encouragement, a story, or a suggestion. You may select which of these items you do or do not want with the Options item Helps After Review. Just check or uncheck the subitems.
A special item that is available on the Print Cardspage is Allow Duplicates on Print Cards. When this item is checked a verse can be printed more than once on one page of printed business cards. Upon startup this item is not checked and the condition of being checked is not saved between sessions.
The Learner Preference dialog can be called up from the last item under Options.
In the Learner Logon Learner Preferences you decided to have the Review Timer ON for a certain amount of time (1-60 minutes), or OFF. You have complete freedom to start, stop or discontinue the timer altogether at any time. The timer is on the Review Verses page and begins counting down when you open the Review Verses page. If you click to another tab, the timer automatically pauses. The default time is 5-10 minutes since that is a normal amount of time to do about 12 verses.
By clicking the right button while the mouse is over the timer, you will be able to stop and restart the timer. This allows for interruptions, or perhaps you wish to enter a note in Personal Notes, or use the Practice Pad. Once your time elapses, if you select Repeat Review, the timer will start again. Studies have shown that with a minimal amount of outside pressure, we tend to up our performance level. Metronomes have demonstrated this for music students.
A Personal Note dialog appears when you press the Personal Note button on the Review Verses page. Record in this box any applications, insights, questions, or experiences you have associated with this verse.
It is important you do this. We think we will remember those charming things our children do and say while growing up. Realistically, we forget anything we do not see often. So, use Personal Notes as a collection of spiritual experiences related to your Scripture Memory. These will remain attached to the verse. for each person. Imagine giving a printed journal of all these thoughts to your children as they leave home.
On the lower left screen, in the Review Status you will be reminded whether or not there is a note attached to the verse you are reviewing.
When the Personal Note dialog is first opened it shows the current date and verse reference. These can be left on the note or not. The learner is always prompted before going to the next verse or closing the Note window, asking if the note created or changed should be permanently saved.
HINT: During review, you can quickly peek at past notes without having to close Personal Notes. Just click on your next review verse. When you click Personal Notes again on another verse, the notes on the new verse will appear.
The Personal Note dialog can be resized, relocated and the color scheme can be changed. MemLok will remember your settings the next time you log on. You can also cut and paste between this window and your word processor. Highlight the text with the mouse. Cut with Ctrl-c and paste with Ctrl-v. You may also like to Print your notes or Write them to a text file.
On the Review Verses page there is a button denoted Practice Pad. Pressing this opens up a window where you can type in the current verse. This forces you to be much more accurate. When you rattle off a verse you are reviewing, it is easy to be careless and imprecise. Not so when you type. You must be letter perfect. MemLok will help you.
At any time, when typing into the Practice Pad, press the F3 function key and MemLok will correct your verse up to the point where you are typing. For even more help select Word at a Time Correction under the Practice Aid menu. When this is selected MemLok will correct your typing after each word. It actually corrects each time you hit the Spacebar or the Enter key.
One way to use this is just to have the verse shown to you one word at a time by repeatedly hitting the Spacebar. The verse includes the actual text of the verse followed by the topic and the verse reference. Try to learn these as well.
You can resize and move the Practice Pad window and change the color scheme and MemLok will save these settings for the next time you logon. You can also cut and paste what you type in this screen into your word processor. (Highlight the text with the mouse. Cut with Ctrl-c and paste with Ctrl-v)
Using the Practice Pad helps you learn your verse and at the same time it is great typing practice!