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Multi-column note editor

0.01MB. Updated 2021-11-03.
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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 by clicking on the small link "»-«" near it, or the shortcut (by default F10) If you want to use the add-on Frozen Field, please use the version https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/389392894 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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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.

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Waiting for the update :))
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The last version of this addon that can work is 2.1.49. I have tried 2.1.50-54, but none of them can work.
on 1661168056
Sorry I have to downvote, but the add on doesn't currently work for me using 2.1.54. I have the exact same problem as here https://github.com/Arthur-Milchior/anki-Multi-column-edit-window/issues/29
on 1654544590
Amazing add-on, anxiously waiting for the update.
on 1637247986
Great addon, thanks to the authors! very helpful for big notes with many fields.

I found a bug (?) or a drawback rather - after installing the addon and in the Anki (latest to date) nightmode, the pin buttons in the add new note dialog are hardly seen (I even thought they disappeared), black (when pinned) or dark-grey (unpinned) on the dark-grey background of the nightmode Anki.

Please fix this or instruct how to adjust these colors manually.

UPD: just checked in daymode - the behaviour of the pins is also buggy: when you click on the second and further fields' pins, only the first field's pin is activated/deactivated, the 2nd+ fields' pins stay in the same state no matter what you do, they just don't change. Keyboard shortcut (F9) for pin/unpin field action doesn't seem to work either.

Pls check this
on 1636649580
Very useful for note types with a lot of fields - in my view a 'must have' addin
on 1634783827
Great way to save real estate in the Cards editor.
on 1625885159
it is not good support with Quick Field Focus; can't change the focus on 9th and above field ,could you have look at it?

wonderful,it is great if it can work with the add-on Custom Styles 1899278645
on 1617431226
I reinstalled this add-on and found it works fine now, thanks.
Comment from author before post was edited
Can you please post the error on github (use "contact the author") so that we can discuss it and I can debug
on 1614638885
An indispensable addon. But since Anki 2.1.35 one has to be very careful since the addon surreptitiously injects a lot of HTML junk into one’s own cards – say when one presses the RETURN key. I’ll open a GH Issue in a minute.

I'm on macOS Mojave, with Anki 2.1.40.
on 1602451979
very nice.
on 1601496188
Causes error when moving multiple cards to a different deck in Anki 2.1.33
on 1599612010
Very useful!
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Very useful addon, fantastic!
on 1590090959
It works well for me. Thanks.
on 1590041950
Newest update (May 21st 2020) is broken! Crashes Anki on launch.
Comment from author
Would you please be kind enough to post a bug report on github so that it can be debugged ?
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on 1586563683
Used to work great but new update made images overflow into other columns.
Comment from author
Can you please put a bug report on https://github.com/Arthur-Milchior/anki-Multi-column-edit-window/issues and a screenshot, so I know what's wrong and how to correct it.
on 1586526702
It doesn't work since the last update
Comment from author
Can you please put a bug report on https://github.com/Arthur-Milchior/anki-Multi-column-edit-window/issues and a screenshot, so I know what's wrong and how to correct it.
on 1580507046
great add on. recent update fixed issue with pictures not fitting in their column and overextending into adjacent columns
on 1579806633
Very neat. Plasters the console with "uncaught cmd mceTrigger" and "JS error on line 150: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'innerHTML' of undefined", though.
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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!
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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!!
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Thanks. It works well for me.
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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.
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This should be built into Anki's core. Great idea!

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This is a great addon...

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