Apr 8, 2010 Rick Bennett

Creating Flashcards using Accordance

In my last post I responded to a question on Twitter with a how-to on searching for frequently occurring words in a particular passage. A couple days ago I received another question on Twitter, this time asking how to create flashcards from Accordance search results. To answer this I created a screencast showing how you can export search results from Accordance to Flashcardexchange.com (FCE) and Mental Case for iPhone. With FCE you can setup a free account and quiz yourself from any web browser (including compatible mobile phones). Mental Case is a robust app for Mac and iPhone that seamlessly integrates with FCE. One note: make sure your preferences for Greek/Hebrew are set to Export to Unicode in order for this to work properly.

For a nice roundup on the available flashcard apps for Mac and iPhone visit Danny Zacharias' site, or see this thread on our forum.



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Chris Coleman

April 08, 2010 4:27 PM

Thanks, this is really great!  

I'm having a problem, though, with TextEdit.  When I hit command E the "find box" does not show up.  Please help, because it's a real pain to replace them all manually. Thanks.

Rick Bennett

April 08, 2010 4:32 PM

Chris, you still have to use cmd-f to bring up the Find/Replace dialogue. Sorry if that wasn't clear in the screencast.

George King

April 10, 2010 5:09 PM

Thank you for this post!  I just bought an iphone yesterday and am so excited.  As a previous PC-er I used Greek Flash Pro and loved it.  After switching to Mac and Accordance my only lament was the loss of flash card capability ... until I read this post.  I downloaded Philippians vocab in under 5 minutes and am ready to study.  Thanks!

Barry Barton

April 14, 2010 5:37 PM

I followed this videocast but did Hebrew verbs instead of Greek (for an upcomming midterm exam) but after pasting my rtf file into FCE some of the Hebrew characters dropped out like the shureqs, final heys, some shins, etc. Just wondering what I can be done (if anything) to fix this problem? Any advice??? Thanks. This is a really an awsome feature if I could just get this to work completely.

Rick Bennett

April 14, 2010 10:51 PM

@George: glad you like the post/screencast. :-)

Rick Bennett

April 14, 2010 10:58 PM

re: Barry's issue, we've been in contact via email. It turns out the issue is with Firefox. For some reason when it renders the Hebrew fonts, it omits certain characters. But ,viewing the same vocab set in Safari worked perfect.

Also, Barry gave me some good ideas on how to include parsing and other data. Look for another 'advanced' screencast/blog in the future (once I get my current project turned in!). 

Tom Angelsen

October 05, 2010 3:40 AM

Excellent and easy to understand screencast. However, when copying the text (both Hebrew and Greek) from TextEdit into the Flashcard Exchange website, the font is not Hebrew or Greek. Are you able to help me rectify this problem?


Brook Seaford

October 15, 2010 5:02 PM

When I paste from the Text Edit box in Accordance into the Data box on the FlashExchange site, the characters don't translate over, so they don't reflect what I've pasted.  Is it a font issue?  How do I resolve?


March 11, 2011 5:28 PM

Rick, could you please respond to Brook's question. I am excited about this possibility but the font does not carry over. I noticed that in your demonstration your font changes when you turn it into a rtf. That does not happen for me. What do I do?

Rick Bennett

March 11, 2011 5:34 PM

Hi Derek, I emailed Brook and answered the question after I lost track of the original comment here.

Check to make sure your preferences for Greek/Hebrew in Accordance are set to export as Unicode. I'll email you as well in case I need to explain in more detail or provide a screen shot.

Timothy Fox

May 03, 2012 12:32 AM

Everything works fine for me until I try to import my modified RTF text into Flashcard Exchange. When I do that, the Hebrew gets really wacky - it looks like the vowels are becoming their own "characters" instead of being above or below the consonants. Any ideas of what's causing this? It is still wacky when I display and study the set in Flashcard Exchange, and not just when I am pasting it on FE. 


Assuming it shows up the same on your screen, it looks like this: