Got TaskMagic3? You'll like this...

With the most recent version of TaskMagic3 (3.2.8 - update available here for those with earlier versions of TM3) you can now copy the content of many of your TaskMagic files straight to textivate!

All you need to do is select the file in the TaskMagicCreate File Viewer (the grey box at bottom right of opening screen), and the content is copied to your clipboard, pre-formatted ready to paste into textivate.

See this video:

This works for the following types of TaskMagic3 files:

  • TextMatch (limit of 200 matching items)
  • GridMatch (converts your grid data to matching items)
  • Mix&Gap - also copies your "Gap-fill" gaps (the original version) to be used as the user-defined gap-fill in textivate; also copies any "Find it!" data as matching items to accompany the text.
  • Dialogues - also copies any "Find it!" data as matching items to accompany the dialogue.

These file types are those based on text only. (For the other file types, the matching data is copied across, but the name of the image or sound file is copied rather than the file itself.)

This is a really quick and easy way of re-using your TaskMagic resources in textivate. 

Watch the video above to see just how easy it is >> Just click the file, then paste into textivate.


En la cafetería (embedded resources)

This text was put together as part of a Spanish unit of work which included food and drink, ice-cream flavours, euros, dialogues, pictures, sounds etc and which was combined into a free TaskMagic standalone program (for Windows).

This program contains over 250 interactive exercises and over 60 worksheets, and it can be downloaded completely free from this page on the TaskMagic blog: (lots more info about the resource there too).

The text used for this blog is from 1 of the 16 files that make up that TaskMagic resource. (I've added some vocab matching as well, most of which is from the Find it! exercise for the TaskMagic Mix&Gap file).