Can't create cloze deletion cards


I started having problems with my anki (Mac version) displaying cloze fields on my cloze deletion cards (“no cloze deletion” message) and in trying to fix the error I must have messed up the coding/template for cloze cards because now when I select the cloze card type there is no option to add a cloze field. This is what I see when I go to the template for the cards (despite having chosen Cloze at the note type when making the card:

Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

That note type might be called Cloze, but it’s not that. At a glance, you can see that it has multiple card types, and that wouldn’t be one of the field names if you were using the default type.

You can only use cloze with a note type that has the right coding hidden inside it, so you’re going to have to make a fresh one.

  • Make sure all of your devices are fully in sync first
  • Rename this note type to “DeleteMe”
  • Add a new note type using Add:Cloze – you can call that one “Cloze” or give it a useful name
  • Use Change Note Type to move the 1 note using the “DeleteMe” type to your new note type
  • Delete the “DeleteMe” note type

If you need more specifics, just ask – but this is all covered in sections 6 and 7 of the manual. Adding/Editing - Anki Manual


Thank you so much, I appreciate it! That fixed everything and all my cloze cards are working again :grin: !

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