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Copy notes

0.02MB. Updated 2020-08-03.
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Allow to copy notes selected in the browser. Either as new note, or keeping every parameters. Edit 17 November 2019: Allow to interact with add-on https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/413416269 Edit 8 may 2019: an option for creation date For more information and bug report, please go to https://github.com/Arthur-Milchior/anki-copy-note


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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 menu and then Add-ons>Browse & Install to paste in the code.

This add-on previously supported Anki 2.0. You can download the last version supporting 2.0 here. As Anki 2.0 has been discontinued, no support is available for this version.

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on 1600266893
doesn't work after the new update
on 1599070630
Doesn't work:

Debug info:
Anki 2.1.33 (3f403040) Python 3.8.0 Qt 5.14.1 PyQt 5.14.1
Platform: Windows 10
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=1
Add-ons, last update check: 2020-09-02 12:10:28

Caught exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\1566928056\copyNote.py", line 65, in <lambda>
a.triggered.connect(lambda: copyNotes(browser.selectedNotes()))
File "C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\1566928056\copyNote.py", line 52, in copyNotes
File "C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\1566928056\copyNote.py", line 83, in copyNote
File "anki\notes.py", line 68, in flush
File "anki\rsbackend_gen.py", line 344, in update_note
File "anki\rsbackend.py", line 265, in _run_command
on 1596484009
Even after the 8/3/20 update, still not working on anki 2.1.29
on 1596384108
This add-on is very useful when I split up cards that I forget. I use Anki 2.1.26.

I updated this review on 2020-07-24 about the downvote from the same day. I really don't get it. The description of this add-on has four lines, the last line tells you how to contact the author. It's just four lines! Also "bug" is pretty common in German when referring to software errors.
Comment from author
I don't get how the fact that I live in Germany is related to anything here. All texts are in English.
on 1595561392
Produces empty cards in German version.
Cannot find "Contact Author".
on 1593015762
Works like a charm.
on 1592418720
Trick I use is to suspend the notes you are about to copy to differentiate between them. Then you can move the duplicates to a new deck.
on 1592312559
Good addon just what I needed It would be awesome to add a tag to copied notes to make sorting them easier (I left a feature request on the GitHub)
on 1592207698
Some authors will write the add on or just copy (by giving credit to the original author) it but they will not write even a single line in the description. If I copy notes then they are copied in the same desk. I don't know how to move those cards into other desk because when cards are copied they occupy alternative positions.
Comment from author
Just follow the link to find more informations
on 1590592302
I just spent a long time figuring out what this add-on even does. Please, rename this add-on to "create duplicate notes" and flesh out the add-on description. Calling it "copy notes" implies that you can "paste notes".
I want to copy all the notes of one deck and paste them in a different deck. However, because this add-on copy-and-pastes the notes immediately, and in the same deck, I have no idea how to do that.
I'm sure this would be a great add-on if the author actually gave some clear documentation on how to use it.
on 1589053128
Thank you for saving me so much trouble. With this and your note ID links I'm able to create related cards more easily.
on 1588214142
on 1587079909
This is of great worth
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on 1587079642
on 1587079549
thank you.
I needed this so badly to reset creation date without having to export my cards
on 1587079427
Legendary. Unlike some other similar addon, this one is BUG-FREE. THANK YOU SIR!!!!!!
on 1586460449
Love this feature!
on 1584911868
Works perfectly, thanks a lot!
on 1584881939
great addon!
on 1584050799
Nice add-on. I just noticed one problem. After changing the configuration "preserve ease, due, interval" from true to false, when I copy notes the new ones do not automatically enter the new cards queue. Therefore, I have to reschedule those copies to make sure that they will be studied. Otherwise, they will not appear to me when I am studying.
Comment from author
Could you please post a bug report on github. It's hard to discuss here.
I don't really understand what you means.
In particular, how do you know that they are not in the queue ? Normally, they'll be moved to the end of the queue, since they are the last cards added to the deck.
In the browser, you can take a look at the column "due" to know in which position the card is in the queue.
If you want cards to really be sorted by their "creation time" (value you can see in the browser), you can change the deck option, switch to "random" and switch back to "order in which cards were added" and they will be resorted correctly
on 1583993133
on 1581556678
Working fine, but make the step by step updated please. Or put it in this page too. The one on the guide says Copy Card, but in the app itself it says Note Copy, which is kinda confusing.
Comment from author
can you please let me know which "guide" you are mentioning ?
What is "step by step" ? I must admit I do not understand your request.
on 1577543256
on 1577297533
Perfect for Anki 2.1. Simple and efficient. Thanks.
on 1574413226
Great. Also able to copy card history.
I use it mostly to split cloze notes that are too large or disclose too much context.

@Arthur: Please "note" the following: In the browser it's not called "Edit > Copy and set to new" or "Edit > Copy notes, keep interval" as it is in github. Instead, it's called "note copy" and "full note copy", respectively. I find the latter not so clear.

edit in reply to response:
Thanks for updating the options.
"Card history" is not quite accurate. Chiefly, I referred to some card info like the ease interval and lapses.

edit 2: Unfortunately, the function "copy log" does not work for me. Could you maybe please have a look into it?
Comment from author
Can you post a bug report on github and explain more precisely what does not work. What fails.
on 1573140811
Works nicely. Thank you.
on 1571172171
Comment from author
Why a negative vote if it's ok ?
on 1565679195
best addon ever
on 1563040450
on 1561946395
on 1561343132
Just what I need. Thankx
on 1561193946
it's very useful.
thank you very much
on 1561042587
Another add-on from Arthur Milchior that helps a lot!
on 1559810772
on 1559533399
on 1557154011
It's a good add-on. But it's better if the created time for the new note can be the real time, now its created time is same as the old one.
Comment from author
You can now configure this option. The default configuration remained the same, but you can now change it if it matters for you.
on 1553141642
Works perfectly.
on 1550932119
Good, this addon copy the cards to the current deck, be careful not to mix up though.
on 1547544157
Good! Thank you
on 1544440997
Very usefull
on 1540654421
Indispensable. Saves me a lot of time.
on 1532510360
It works perfectly! It copies all the fields and it even supported Chinese characters! Thank you so much!
on 1520208000
thanks for share
on 1510704000
Like the add-on.

For some reason, after doing a copy, anki sync gets stuck at syncing media. You have to end the anki and restart..