Unfortunately, it seems that the add on doesn’t work with 2.1.43. Other multiple choice addons, like this: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1566095810
Are not suitable for my needs, because I have thousands of cards with lists already made, and I would take ages manually converting them to individual fields, as required in that add-on.
Is there any other simple way of randomizing lists over there? Any plans of implementing basic multiple choice question support in future versions?
Yes, that’s absolutely right, I fully understand the reasons why MCQ is not supported directly in Anki.
However, I have thousands of cards in that format, converting them to simple Q/A cards is not an option to me (and wouldn’t work in many cases, due of the nature of the contents of many cards) and I still would love to use them in Anki; even with its inherent limitations that would be super useful to me.
I’ve been experimenting with Closet for anki with limited success. For some reason Anki got really slow after installing the plugin and randomization worked well only for some note types, but not for others.
I just need to keep experimenting with the plugin, it looks like an excellent one.
Well, for some reason note types that were modified with Closet are not visible in Ankidroid anymore, even after deleting the code added by the plugin and uninstalling closet and the requiered plugins.
Closet is only compatible with ankidroid 2.15, which is still in Alpha, so that’s to be expected. It’s odd though that they don’t work even after deleting the code. Did you delete the line which says @import url=__closet.js (or something like that)?
And which note types did you have issues with, and why?
Edit: Just remembered, the AnkiDroid issue with visibility is due to something in the __closet.css file. (Something with MathJax). There’ll be an import statement for it at the beginning of the styling section in the template, delete that line and you should be good.
I just remade the note type and change the cards, that’s not a problem, thanks
Here’s a test deck with an example of non-working note type. For some reason, the I can’t make the plugin to shuffle a a list with cards made with this particular note type, maybe you would like to take a look.
Thanks for letting me know that Insert Randomized Lists (multiple choice) plugin is working for you, I’ve tried again following all the instructions and installing the cookie plugin, but I’m unable to make it work, even with the simplest card.
I even can’t make the plugin to show the list in yellow!
Could you please send me a sample card so I can check if I’m doing something wrong or someting is wrong with my system?
Unfortunately it’s only a partial solution for me, since shuffled cards can still not be seen in Ankidroid, which is essential to me. Will be closet fully supported in the next Ankidroid version?
As a temporal workaround I can use the shuffled note types when working on the desktop version, change the note types of all cards to my original note type if I’m going to work on ankidroid and so on, which kind of works, but it’s a little bit cumbersome and leave the [[mix1::]] code in the cards to be seen in Ankidroid. Is there any way I can see the modified type notes in Ankidroid?
(As you can see I don’t have any idea about HTML / CSS, I guess I should learn just a little bit…)
Shallash, I’ve installed the alpha version, it worked OK in my phone (Android 10), but It randomized the list twice, first when showing the question, then again after pressing “Show answer”. Not really a problem, it’s just that I don’t know if this is a known limitation of the alpha versions, or if I’m doing something wrong.
Then I tried the same on my tablet (Android 8.0), which is the device I use for Ankidroid and it didn’t worked at all: Ankidroid just don’t show the suffled cards on that system again. I tried different builds with this device: no luck.
OldGrantonian, yes, you’re right there are ways of converting my cards from MCQ to Q/A, what I wanted to say is that they were simply designed as MCQ, and converting them to Q/A simple doesn’t make sense due to the nature of many of the cards.
Fricoberto, I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong, I just followed the instructions on the web and was able to make that plugin work. A sample card would be a great help.
In summary, I desist temporarily, will try again in a few days; I need to concentrate in my study, and I’m finding the whole thing really difficult to solve for an average, non technical user. However, I still think that a native, simple support of list-randomization would be a great addition to Anki that would benefit a lot of users.
Well, I really needed this feature to work, so finally, after learning a little bit of html / css / regex (), I’ve converted my entire collection to the format required in Closet. Here are a couple of comments that maybe can be useful for non technical users like me, with the same need:
The randomize function works beautifully in Anki desktop. Thanks very much to Henrik for his brilliant work!
It also works pretty well in Ankidroid 2.15 alpha on a phone with Android 10. I’ve found a couple of bugs and annoyances (when editing a card, the the deck info is wrong, the randomization occurs when showing the card, and then again when pressing “Show Answer” and some cards with html content are not displayed correctly), but it’s an still perfectly usable even if i’ts still an alpha version. So, kudos to the Ankidroid team also!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work at all with Ankidroid 2.15 alpha running on my Android 8 tablet.