Copying card designs

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25 Feb, 2019 09:09 PM

Suppose I want to have more than one deck with the same note type and the same card designs. It's easy to import a file and specify the same note. But the only way I know to duplicate the card designs is to copy/paste front and back and all the card names.

Is there another way to duplicate a card design? I thought I remembered once duplicating an entire deck and then deleting the notes, but I don't see that on any of the menus.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 26 Feb, 2019 12:16 AM

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    The Tools>Manage Note Types screen allows you to clone existing note types when adding new ones.

  2. 2 Posted by WGroleau on 26 Feb, 2019 01:33 AM

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    I don't need to clone a note type, since I can just select it again when importing. But I know no easy way to copy the designs of seven card types to the new deck.

    I just have to copy and paste seven fronts, seven backs, and seven names.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 27 Feb, 2019 01:56 AM

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    Anki doesn't have a feature to copy individual templates, it can only clone an entire note type.

  4. 4 Posted by WGroleau on 03 Apr, 2019 07:50 PM

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    Well, that would be a nice feature.
    I suspect there is a way to duplicate a deck, which would also work for this, but I haven't been able to find it.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Damien Elmes on 04 Apr, 2019 11:08 AM

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    There is no feature to clone a deck - the correct way to do so in Anki would be to add another card template and modify it as needed.

  6. 6 Posted by WGroleau on 04 Apr, 2019 12:51 PM

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    This is a suggested feature. Currently, I either have to put all my Chinese notes in the same deck, or for each group, copy/paste front, back, and CSS for seven card templates. If I could copy the deck, delete the notes from the copy, and put in the new notes, I’d be good.

    Maybe I can export the deck, rename it, then re-import the original?

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Damien Elmes on 05 Apr, 2019 06:52 AM

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    If your goal is to have different card templates go into different decks, please see the deck override feature.

  8. 8 Posted by WGroleau on 01 Oct, 2019 02:26 PM

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    Sounds like deck override will save the copy/paste. Though I may just continue doing copy/paste.

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