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Papercards - export your flashcards to paper

0.01MB. Updated 2019-09-10. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.


What is Papercards? Papercards is an exporter for your cards. It saves the cards to HTML or PDF and then you can print them on paper. Quick Start
  1. Install the plugin
  2. Restart Anki
  3. Go to a carddeck, which should be exported
  4. Select Tools->Export to papercards
  5. Print the exported file.
Requirements Configuration
  1. Open Anki's menu Tools->Add-ons
  2. Select Add-on Papercards
  3. Click on Config button on the right side
  4. Read and scroll through the infobox at the top part for available options
  5. Change the desired JSON value.
Issues Cannot find command wkhtmltopdf Please use the review section only for feedback. I cannot give you any response here. Issues can be reported in this form


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on 1586828094
Great work!!! very helpful!!!
It will be great if I can config the fields. For example, sometimes I just want to export the questions with no answers.
on 1583354674
on 1581289442
I want to export my flashcards to paper and I do not understand the process. It is very difficult :(
Where can I download papercards?
on 1579100170
on 1578413686
Very good addon ! It helps a lot to review the whole lesson at the end of the year.

Since I had lots of pictures the initial settings didn't work for me and I had to change the "cards per row" to 1 so that I could see all the pictures properly. (not on top of the text of the other cards)

I didn't need all the "front" of the cards and I didn't find how to remove them, so I changed "cards per col" to 200 so that they all appeared at the top of my pdf and I only used the second half of the pdf. If anyone knows how to delete the "front" part of the cards from the export, I'd be interested :)
on 1576092069
I think it is necessary to install pyqt5 library for PDF creation to work. Nevertheless, I found some images are cropped in my cards.
on 1574874632
Add this code to <head> to enable mathjax

<script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=es6"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" id="MathJax-script" async
on 1573234194
Some MathJax blocks are not rendered in the output.
on 1567922837
It is not working
on 1566131291
当你已经发现是因为插件引起的问题,请在我们的支持网站上 add-ons section 上报告问题。
Anki 2.1.13 (3ba55990) Python 3.6.7 Qt 5.12.1 PyQt 5.11.3
Platform: Windows 10
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=1

Caught exception:
File "C:\Users\flity\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\2042118948\main.py", line 36, in export_papercards
papercard.export_paper(deck, cards)
File "C:\Users\flity\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\2042118948\Papercard.py", line 291, in export_paper
htmlfile, pdffile = self.generate_paper(deckname, cards)
File "C:\Users\flity\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\2042118948\Papercard.py", line 276, in generate_paper
pdffile = self.generate_pdf(htmlfile)
File "C:\Users\flity\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\2042118948\Papercard.py", line 260, in generate_pdf
cmd = [self.get_wkhtmltopdf_cmd()]
File "C:\Users\flity\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\2042118948\Papercard.py", line 219, in get_wkhtmltopdf_cmd
which = subprocess.run(['where', 'wkhtmltopdf'], encoding='utf8', capture_output=True)
File "subprocess.py", line 403, in run
<class 'TypeError'>: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'capture_output'
on 1562095257
Works fine with HTML
on 1560707551
Some questions didnt even have their answers. Didnt work.
on 1556985947
cant find wkhtmltoppdf
on 1549123596
It works and looks good but generating of pdf takes a too long time.
on 1540055890
I keep getting a message saying " not enough argument for format string".
on 1537888205
Exactly what I wanted, a simple overview of a chosen card deck
on 1537009952
Useful, but work only with HTML