Apologies if this is a duplicate question, I’ve been having trouble putting my issue into the precise terminology that might yield a good Google search.
In any case, I’m thinking of making a change to one of my more-established decks and want to make sure I know what I’m doing before I go botching hundreds of cards.
So I’ve got a running US Presidents deck with fields
- Number (e.g. Obama=44)
- Undergrad and Graduate education
- Military Branch
- Birth State
- First Lady name
- Work History (e.g. Wilson was president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey)
I’ve got a ton of card types built on top of this deck:
- Name -> Years
- Years -> Name
- Name -> Number
- Number -> Name
- Name -> Party
- Photo -> Name
- Name -> Education
- Name -> Birth State
- Name -> Service Record
- Name -> Work History
And this week, I (finally) took the plunge and discovered the majesty of Cloze cards. However in so doing, I realized that Work History would be much better suited as a Cloze card. For example, my Nixon card reads
Navy Officer: Commander
I’d be better-off testing my recall of each individual fact, as opposed to trying to do them all in one go.
I wanted to change my “Work History” cards into Cloze. However, as they’re a subset of the US Presidents Note Type, I don’t think I can just filter down to
"note:US Presidents" card:9, select all, right-click, “Change Note Type.” When I do that, I’m greeted with this prompt, which leads me to believe I’m one click away from unwittingly nuking the rest of my deck
And so my questions:
- Am I correct in my caution here? Is this about to blow away all of my other cards?
- Assuming I am, then I have to make 45 new Cloze cards from existing information. Is there a streamlined way to do this? Or do I have a lot of copy/paste in my future
- Suppose I had clicked OK on this prompt. What’s the best way to undo my blunder and recover my cards to the state they were in when I sat down this morning?