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Create Your Own

The surest way to obtain a list of words targeted to your own study needs is to create one yourself. This takes a bit more time but it ensures that you are studying only the words that you need to study. In this section we will look at creating simple lists containing a native language word and a foreign language word. If you wish to create a more advanced word list then please refer to the Import File Formats section.

When creating you own word list you may start with a list you have found on the web or you may choose to create a list from scratch. There are two main methods you can use to create word lists, choose the method which best suits you.

Text Editor

You can create word lists in any text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad.

Simply create a blank document and enter your words. In the example shown here we will create a comma separated CSV file, but you can also use tab delimited TXT files.

Each line of the file should contain the native language word, followed by a comma, followed by the foreign language word. A simple example is shown below.

One,Uno
Two,Dos
Three,Tres

Once you have created your list save the file as type "Unicode Text" with a filename such as  "my_word_list.csv". The file must have the CSV file extension or otherwise Tiny Classroom will not be able to find and import the file (tab delimited files should use the TXT file extension, for example, "my_word_list.txt").

Important: If you do not save the file as "Unicode Text" then you will lose any non-latin alphabet characters or accents that you have entered. If this happens you will typically see the characters displayed as ? rather than their correct representation.

Connect your Android device to your computer and copy the file you have created to the "tinyclassroom" folder on the SD card.

Disconnect your Android device from your computer and import the file into Tiny Classroom using the Import function.

Tip: If you are having trouble viewing foreign language characters in Notepad then you may need to change to a Unicode font. From the Notepad menu select "Format", "Font" then select "Arial Unicode MS". We have some user feedback that on Windows 7 you may need to unhide this font in Fonts folder before it becomes available.

Microsoft Excel

You can also create your word lists in Microsoft Excel. Create a new worksheet and place your native language words in column "A" and your foreign language words in column "B".

Tip: Don't use an Excel header row, if you do the header row will also be imported into Tiny Classroom.

From the File menu select "Save As", and in the "Save as type" drop down select "Unicode Text". This will save your worksheet as a tab delimited Unicode TXT file.

Connect your Android device to your computer and copy the file you have created to the "tinyclassroom" folder on the SD card.

Disconnect your Android device from your computer and import the file into Tiny Classroom using the Import function.

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