A hierarchy of decks can be created by separating the deck names with ::

  • ex. name a new deck Languages::French::Verbs



A note is a set of information from which cards can be made

Imagine we had the following 3 fields:

  Page #12
  • these 3 fields together combine to make up a note. Order of the fields does not matter, because we cannot review a note. Notes only exist so that we can create cards from them.

From this we can make a single card (ie. Basic), we can make 2 cards (ie. Basic and Reversed) etc.

Imagine we wanted 2 cards:

Q: Bonjour
A: Hello
   Page #12


Q: Hello
A: Bonjour
   Page #12

To do this, we just need to make 1 note with 3 fields

Card Type

For Anki to create cards based on our notes, we need to give it a card type (ie. a blueprint), which tells it which fields to display on the front and back of each card.

Each type of note can have one or more card types; when you add a note, Anki will create one card for each card type.

Once a card type has been created, every time you add a new note, a card will be created based on that card type.

  • Card types make it easy to keep the formatting of your cards consistent and can greatly reduce the amount of effort involved in adding information.
  • They also mean Anki can ensure related cards don’t appear too close to each other

To add and edit card types, click the “Cards…​” button while adding or editing notes.

Each card type has two 'templates', one for the question and one for the answer.

For example, if we wanted to make a card:

Q: Bonjour
A: Hello
   Page #12

We could set the template to:

Q: {{French}}
A: {{English}}<br>
   Page #{{Page}}

Then we could generate 2 cards from 2 card types: English-French and French-English

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