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Flashcards Generator for GRE Prep
When preparing for competetive exams which test you on English, you might
require to remember the meanings of lot of words which you normally don't
use in daily usage. One good way I found for preparing for such exams
(GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, SAT etc) is to have pieces of paper in which I write
words on one side and meanings on other and keep looking at them from time to
time during the course of the day. I thought generating those pieces of papers
which are sometimes called Flashcards, automatically would be good and useful
for others, Hence this program.
You will basically get Flashcards with words on one side and their meaning and
example usage on the other side, provided you print the PostScript file
you get by running this program, one page on different sides of the same paper
and manually cut the paper into 6 pieces.
You should have PERL (any version will do, I guess) and a module
called PostScript::TextBlock. You can always get the recent version of the
module at cpan.org (search it at CPAN).
Since you are reading this file, you should have got a directory called
grevocab. It should contain the following files :
Just get into that directory. Edit the lpr.pl script and
change the first line to wherever your perl executable is located.
Just type ./lpr.pl
You should be getting the file, psoutput1.ps
which you can print on two sides of the same A4 sized paper. Once you get
the printout, you should be able to figure out how to cut them into six
It also creates a file .written which contains the words you already
have printed. If you would like to startover, you can delete the .written file.
That's all folks!
Its a simple enough program for a reasonably good perl programmer to fix
any bug that might show up. If you are not a reasonably good perl programmer,
then contact me with bug description at
Please send me a mail
if you happen to use the program, so that I can be gratified.