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Card Layout Editor - syntax highlighting, monospace font

0.01MB. Updated 2018-01-18.
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GitHub link One drawback to the otherwise powerful Anki template editor is the absence of two common features of text editors:
  1. fixed width (monospace) text
  2. syntax highlighting
A common ad-hoc workaround was to copy & paste between the Anki template editor and a separate text editor. This addon provides these missing features directly in the template editor. Syntax highlighting works for both HTML and CSS, although currently the lexing is naive. Example: Next steps:
  1. configurable highlighting (colors, tokens)
  2. better syntax highlighting
  3. line numbers
  4. search & replace
  5. tabs to spaces
  6. automatic indentation


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Supported Anki versions:

To download this add-on, please copy and paste the following code into Anki 2.1:


If you were linked to this page from the internet, please open Anki on your computer, go to the Tools->Add-ons menu item, then click on Get Add-ons and paste in the code.

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Not starting on 2.1.49. Seems like there's little hope of an update since the author never replied to any of the opened Issues on github for the past 2+ years. Will gladly rectify this review if it gets updated, as it seems like an amazing add-on.
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doesn't start on Anki for Win10 2.1.49
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doesn't start on Anki for Mac 2.1.33
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Wonderful! This should be built into Anki from the start. 👍👍
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Many thanks. Works great on macOS Mojave.
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I love the idea but it doesn't work
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Thank you
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Made template editing easier a bit
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I wish I had this earlier. Perfect if you know how to edit card layouts.
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nice, works great!! thanks
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I love the idea but it doesn't work
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Very useful for editing CSS...
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Great job!