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Automatic Basic to Cloze

0.02MB. Updated 2020-05-09.
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If you make cloze note with a basic note type, this addon will automatically change the note type for you. See the video description. Anki warned you that the cloze won't work until you change the note type. You forgot, but you're lucky. The basic note type magically changed to the cloze one. If you have any issues, open bug report on https://github.com/phu54321/anki_bas2cloz Fix 5 (2020/05/04) Re-support old anki 2.1 versions. (w/ old python 3 versions...) Fix 4 (2020/04/19) Only support anki 2.1 for now on. Code refactoring + Support for Cloze (Hide All) addon. Fix 3 (2019/03/20): Anki 2.1 support, Fixed bug that caused contents disappearing while changing model.Fix 2 (2017/10/16): Automatically changes card type back to Basic type after card creation. You won't need to care about the cloze note type anymore! Fix 1 (2017/08/27): Now supports non-English Anki installation.


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Supported Anki versions:

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


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on 1636876856
800723229 Automatic Basic to Cloze (Updated)
on 1633031361
Works very well for me
on 1628274904
It only works if you use "basic" card type. It won't work if you use "basic (dark)"
on 1628076696
It works. Does not say "automatically switched to Cloze" but it actually adds it as Cloze card type as described. Thanks.
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on 1625758849
Can confirm, doesn't work, very unfortunately.
on 1618502660
Doesn't work in 2.1.43
on 1618081553
No me funciona
on 1617786854
Makes it very quick to add cards to the deck - thanks
on 1614632267
Perfect, works as described (I am running the newest version as of time of writing)
on 1614439473
amazing addon
on 1613512808
This is my favorite add-on. It still works for me in .40. However, in .40 Anki now shows the little "Warning, cloze deletions will not work..." message every single time I create a cloze. I would appreciate if this add-on could stop these popups from appearing every time I hit shift+ctl+c. Thank you!!! Great add-on, I use it every day!!
on 1610835346
does not work for 2.1.38
on 1605781964
Add-on works for me on Anki 2.1.35.
on 1600587807
Works for me.
Thank you!
on 1600053165
works well!!
on 1599686227
Not working with the new update!
on 1599681964
Can we get the add on to also work the other way around, from CLOZE to BASIC. When we forget to add a close deletion the add-on automatically saves it as basic request.
on 1597810120
Very handy use of Anki and I love the keyboard shortcuts. I am unsure, however, how to add an image to these cards. I have tried pasting from the clipboard and uploading an image, but the image does not show up when I am studying the material. Anyone know how to remedy this? I am a beginner at using Anki so it very well may be a simple fix
on 1595689963
Does not work in Anki 2.1.28
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on 1591929142
I had to update ANKI and change the names to Basic and Cloze (as I had it set as fill-in-the-blank), but it works fine now. Great add-on!
on 1588996662
really useful add-on.
should have been in anki itself as an option
really makes adding cards easy.
Thank you :)
on 1587103096
To. Delvelolper
This add-on will not work during the "Keep model of add cards Add-ons" operation below.
Can it all work at the same time?
Thank you for your hard work.
For your information, Automatic Basic to Cloe is a very good add-on, so use it well!
Comment from author
Please leave a feedback at https://github.com/trgkanki/basic2cloze/issues
on 1586870187
wish I had discovered this earlier :) thank you
on 1585976665
Absolutely fits my demand.
It woule be prefect if the yellow pop-up warning was removed.
on 1582361293
Didn't work for me either. :<
on 1578990115
This also doesn't work for me (I have Anki version 2.1.17) - I get the error message "Cannot find source 'Basic' model"
on 1578444636
Works well, only issue it the warning sign still comes up say "warning your in wrong cards type", however you can just ignore that because it still works. Thanks man, saved me a lot of time. Now im going to use it to study more efficiently so i can learn more to save more lives to make more money. Let the cycle begin.
on 1577259154
卸载后依然报错[Automatic basic to cloze] Cannot find source 'Basic' model
on 1574700762
Doesn't work
on 1573986635
not working.
on 1567273621
Amazing, does it work when you want to make an edit on a card? if so, please let me know!
on 1566699719
Cumpre o prometido
on 1566570212
Must have
on 1566149017
Time saver.
on 1565143255
Does what it supposed to. Thanks!
on 1564535460
This is GREAT
on 1560552941
Works perfectly!! Is it possible to use this w/ other note types? I use the basic/reverse card most often, but i'm switching to the basic type now because of this add on.
on 1554049281
This is an amazing time saving addons. It sucks to have to keep changing cards types while making cards, this addon solves that issue.
on 1553960816
It doesn't appear to work at first, but after adding the card type changes
on 1544132724
Fantastic add-on that allows me to make cloze-type cards every now and then without having to switch the card type over every time. Thank you!
on 1543011761
Often does not actually add the card, will say "switched from basic to cloze" but leaves behind some text in the add field and does not actually make the card.
Comment from author
Hope your bug has been resolved with the latest update!
on 1540396590
Works on Mac. Thanks!
on 1539654922
works great on mac
on 1534281417
mac here and it didn't work for me it gives me the following error message An error occurred in an add-on.
Please post on the add-on forum:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "anki/hooks.pyc", line 61, in repl
File "/Users/srice/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons/Automatic_switch_from_Basic_to_Cloze.py", line 71, in newAddCards
change_model_to(self.modelChooser, cloze_note_type)
File "/Users/srice/Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons/Automatic_switch_from_Basic_to_Cloze.py", line 48, in change_model_to
chooser.deck.conf['curModel'] = m['id']
TypeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute '__getitem__' "
on 1532035987
PC here, didn't work for me
on 1529708644
Grace à toi je retarde de 10 ans mon canal carpien <3
on 1523836800
after I removed the plugins,the plugins is still effective.I try to log in other computer,the the plugins disappeared,but the plugins still work. how can I disable the plugins?
on 1509580800
I love the idea but it didn't work for me

I think I have the most up-to-date version of Anki and it installed fine. But it just didn't work for me. It did not change the note type from basic to cloze. Maybe it is because I have some custom styling.

Or maybe it only works on a mac?
on 1508284800
Works great.

Thank you. The add-on does it job well!
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on 1501891200
Simple, but effective

What an ingenious idea, honestly!