So I am using anki to study in med school. I inherited a deck of great cards from someone a couple of years above me. However, some of the cards in the deck or for different lectures/tutorial etc., or the lecture/tutorial has updated slides. So naturally I had to create some new cards. However, my new cards and the old cards didn’t mix, neither in browse or study mode.
Initially I thought I got around this by creating cards using a lecture name + a small code to sort them alphabetically (“Medicine AA”, “Medicine AB”, etc.) into specific subject ‘bundles’. This worked a charm for browse mode, where all my cards are in order according to how I see fit. I thought I had solved it at first, because the default order in browse mode is alphabetical.
The problem came when I went into study mode. I cannot seem to find any way to change the study order to being anything other than “in order created”. I have googled it and read other posts, but can’t find any way to change it. This seems to me to be a pretty significant hole in the design? You can’t for example retrospectively make new cards for a subject without them being put at the end of the deck and completely separated from the other cards on the subject. I know tags etc. exist but they don’t allow you to insert a card into a series to allow for ‘step by step learning’.
Basically my alphabetical coding system is the way I’ve decided the cards should be ordered, and I want them to be able to be studied in that order in study mode.
It would be great to get any help with this, be it either a way to get them in alphabetical order or another work around (maybe I’m not familiar enough with some of the more sophisticated settings on anki?)
Any advice would be appreciated!