cards that cant be edited when I share

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08 Mar, 2013 08:57 AM

Can I make my cards so that people I share with cant edit them?

  1. 1 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 08 Mar, 2013 12:21 PM

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    No, when you import cards into Anki they become part of your collection and can be changed however you want. Why do you need to do this?

  2. 2 Posted by ccl09c on 08 Mar, 2013 06:51 PM

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    I think the only way to do this is to create the cards in LaTeX yourself and distribute the deck with images in fields rather than the LaTeX text. When you export the deck you would want to strip all the content and fill with respective cached LaTeX images. Creating an add-on to do this seems quite doable yourself -- would probably be difficult to get someone to create this for free.

    Clearly somebody could spend the time to try to manually recreate the LaTeX themselves and release it themselves... for every single note... but the time cost would be significant.

    Ultimately you are using freely modifiable software, you are free to download decks others share which are freely modifiable, and it seems selfish to go "closed-source" with your content when the community is "open" with you.

  3. 3 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 08 Mar, 2013 08:54 PM

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    I certainly wouldn't use such a deck if it was released to the
    community—not being able to edit a card if it would be better for me
    written a different way seems absurd to me. I don't know what your use case
    is, though, so maybe you have a legitimate reason.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Damien Elmes on 09 Mar, 2013 07:16 AM

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    Anyway, as Soren as said this is not possible, so if it's important to you I'm afraid you'll need to investigate alternative software.

  5. Damien Elmes closed this discussion on 09 Mar, 2013 07:16 AM.

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