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Multi-column note editor

<10kB. Updated 2020-01-22.
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Use multiple columns in the note editor. You can easily change the number of columns shown using the Columns field added by the add-on, and you can have a different number of columns for different note types and window types (browser, note adder, etc). If you have any fields that take up a lot of space, you can configure them to take up an entire row. Please submit any issues or contributions to the add-on's github page. Current version: 2.6 Changes in 2.6: - Fix image overflow Changes in 2.5: - Anki 2.1 support. The add-on will no longer receive updates for Anki 2.0.x Changes in 2.4: - You can now choose fields to take up an entire row. Changes in 2.3: - Remember column count on a per-note-type basis (in addition to screen). Changes in 2.2: - Column count setting is in the corner now instead of own line (more space!) - Don't stretch the table vertically (that was annoying and looked bad). Changes in 2.1: - Remember the column count depending on context (i.e., separate counts for browser, note adder, etc).


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This add-on was tested with Anki 2.1.20, and may work on newer 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 1579305284
Very useful addon, but it doesn't work with frozen fields!
on 1575766122
Great addon. Thank you very much. And yes, it is true – the addon does not work with the Frozen Field addon (https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/516643804). But that does not warrant a downvote in my view. For the moment the user just has to make a choice. I chose this one.

I'm on macOS Mojave, with Anki 2.1.15.
on 1569072899
on 1561944627
Didn't work for me either - just gave error when I hit edit. Was trying to use on Pepper Sketchy deck. - MacOs Mojave
on 1558999511
Broken in build 2.1.12 (Windows X)
on 1549916531
Does not work for 2.1, provides error message after opening browser and clicking on any card
on 1548545354
Buggy. For a month now, it was absolutely perfect. It saved me so much time. Weirdly enough, it became buggy recently. On one computer, the columns would be ~3 cm away from each other even though anki is in full screen. On another computer, it didn't work. I tried adjusting the column numbers and reinstalling the addon to no avail.
on 1547630162
Great work, thank you! Please keep working on it.
on 1547493212
works for me
on 1539498316
No more scrolling!
on 1527638400
Fantastic. Please keep making great add-ons, your work is top notch. Thank you!
on 1526256000
Cool ^^
on 1513728000
I have 16 fields and this has simplified my data enter. No more scrolling to enter data.
Thank you!
on 1444003200
Awesome ! but ……

Really useful ! but it would be much better for users to customize the location of columns.
on 1427414400
Under development

This add-on, to be useful, needs to implement:
*single column; and
*scroll each column separated.
on 1421452800
Unacceptably changes card content

I'm not sure why, but this add-on will change fields within your existing notes. See here:

What this means is that if you have a <table> element in any of your fields, this add-on will force the width of the first <td> to be 28px. I was flabbergasted when I saw this happening to me and couldn't figure out what was the problem but I traced the issue to this add-on. This is particularly pernicious because the description doesn't mention that this add-on would edit anything contained within notes. Use with extreme caution!!
on 1410739200

Thanks. It works well for me.
on 1406419200
Doesn't work

It doesn't work for me (OS X Mavericks). To be more precise, I see the configuration for the columns, but I don't get two columns if I set it to 2.
on 1405036800
Very useful add-on, but ...

… one caveat:

If you tick fields from somewhere down the line to be 'Single Row', then they get advanced in the display; for example if field No 4 gets ticked 'Single Row', then it is displayed as the first field in the Add-dialogue. You cannot TAB through all the fields in the usual order anymore.

I'd prefer that the display order in the browser ALWAYS stays the same, i.e. corresponds to the field order of the note type.

This is a feature-request … ;)

Otherwise, a 'must-have' add-on for heavy-duty Ankinauts!
on 1398384000
This should be built into Anki's core. Great idea!

on 1384041600
This is a great addon...

Thanks for writing this. It makes modifying my notes faster. It also makes is quicker to browse my notes.