# Changing 2! back to one day increments

A month ago I made the mistake of somehow changing my cards so many of them progress in two day increments. I tried the various suggestions with individual cards to no avail. How can I change all of my cards in all of my files to progress in one day increments, even if it means resetting them. Thanks.

Is this the idea you have?:

• So, letâ€™s say when you study a new card, it is day 0.

• If you see that card, and you choose good, you want to see it again on day 1, right?

• And when you see it again on day 1, and you choose good again, you want to see it again on day 3

• When you see it on day 3, and you choose good again, you want to see it on day 6.

If this is what you want, then you will want to do this:

1. Go into the Browser and select all the cards you want to reset (you can use shift-click) warning: this will reset all progress on those selected cards
2. For each of your decks, select it in the main menu, then hit â€śoptionsâ€ť button or o
3. In the â€śNew Cardsâ€ť section, put this in the box:
1d 2d 3d 4d 5d 6d
1. For â€śGraduating Intervalâ€ť, put 7

However, you will not be able to keep this same pattern forever, because Anki uses an algorithm that uses factors/multiplication, and it wonâ€™t do a pattern like this because this is a sequence:

n_2 = n_1 + 1, where n = current interval in days

It might be possible with custom scheduling or add-on, but I donâ€™t know.

Blackace, many thanks for your suggestions. I had partial success. Some of my new cards from today, after following the instructions, show hard 2, good 3, and easy 4. But others retained the hard 2, good 4 and easy 6. But, I did not know how to select cards and go to the options at the same time. So, for instance, if I select all of the cards, rather than the decks, is there a way to go to options from there? The way I did this today was to go to a specific deck and put in 1d 2d 3d 4d 5d 6d and graduating interval = 7. Thanks again and awaiting instructions.

By the way, all my new decks I create have the 2, 4, 6 day intervals, rather than the 1d 2d 3d 4d 5d 6d.

The first learning step is the one used when you press Again. The second learning step is the one used for Good when a new card is presented for the first time. Hard is the average of the first and second, which in this case ends up rounding to the same as Good.

I think I understand that part. What I want to do, however, is to reverse the mistake I made of having even new cards in new decks appear as 2 days, 4, days and 6 days, instead of 2 days, 3 days, 4, days. Thanks.

Some of my new cards from today, after following the instructions, show hard 2, good 3, and easy 4. But others retained the hard 2, good 4 and easy 6.

Anki wonâ€™t let you control the â€śEasyâ€ť or â€śHardâ€ť button values. This is because they are calculated, and we cannot control their number exactly.

The only button we have a little control over is the â€śGoodâ€ť button. But we only have a little control. We can only control it with the â€śLearning Stepsâ€ť in the options.

When I say to type in this:

1d 2d 3d 4d 5d 6d

^^ these are the â€śLearning stepsâ€ť
If you have success on each step, the card will â€śGraduateâ€ť, also known as become â€śmatureâ€ť.
When it becomes â€śmatureâ€ť, it will come back in 7 days after the last success.

However, from this point on, Anki will basically have full control of the numbers. Because Anki is smart and calculates the correct days for your memory.

So, for instance, if I select all of the cards, rather than the decks, is there a way to go to options from there?

You cannot touch the â€śLearning Stepsâ€ť or â€śGraduating Intervalâ€ť from the Browser screen. You have to change it from the Deck screen.

If the cards are all from different decks, you have to go to each deck options and change it.
If you want, you can put all the important cards inside of one deck, then go to the Deck screen, then change the options for this one deck.

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It may also help to know that changing the learning steps wonâ€™t change the steps for cards that are currently in learning steps, just new cards.

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Very interesting. So now I am trying to figure out how it is that I managed to change new decks, not created yet, into 2d, 4d, 6d, and what can I do to make sure all future ones have the 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 5d, 6d in them. Also, when I come across a specific card that is 2, 4, 6, is there something I can do to return that individual card to a 2d, 3d, 4d (hard, normal, easy) pattern? By the way, many thanks to Garret and Blackace for your wonderful help. At least 50 percent of my cards are now behaving properly in the deck I have been working on. Once I have this figured out, I have to go and make the changes in the rest of the decks. Thanks again Blackace!

Very interesting, I went to make the change to 1d 2d 3d 4d 5d 6d in another deck, and gladly found out that all of the decks show that. I assume that only the new cards will appear in the 1d 2d 3d 4d 5d 6d sequence. So, I suppose that my question is how do I convert cards that are using the old format into the new 1d 2d 3d 4d 5d 6d? Is there a way to do that manually as they come up?