In this tutorial, you will learn how to create new Anki notes with the EFA Flashcard Template.
Create a naked flashcard
**IMPORTANT** Choose the EFA 4.0 template and the “Input” Deck.
Type or copy/paste your sentence into the Sentence field.
Copy paste the sentence again into the Sentence – Word field.
Highlight your target word. Press CTRL+C to copy.
Replace it with “__”
Paste the word into the Word (Dictionary Form) field.
Put an x in the “[X] Add Sentence Card (insert text)”
Add a tag “finish”
Press Ctrl+Enter to add the card.
Dress the naked flashcard
Open the browser window.
Click on the tag “finish”
Select the flashcard and press preview.
Click the buttons indicated to open 3 tabs in your internet browser.
Copy the definition.
Paste the definition into the Definition field.
Copy a picture from Google Images.
Paste the picture into the Image field.
Repeat to add more images.
Download an audio recording of the word
Drag and drop or copy/paste the audio file to the Sound-Word field.
Choose your cards
You can add new cards by checking these boxes (insert an “x”)
For this example, I’m going to choose a Sentence Card, a New Word Card, and a Definition Word Card.
Remove the tag and move the card
The card is finished. Remove the tag.
Move the card to the English study deck.
USE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS!!! I can’t emphasize this enough. Keyboard shortcuts will help you make flashcards MUCH FASTER. Learning keyboard shortcuts requires practice. Practice using keyboard shortcuts every time you make a flashcard. This is a very good habit to develop. You can see the keyboard shortcuts in the tutorial video. Here is a list of the common keyboard shortcuts you can use when making flashcards:
- Ctrl+C: Copy text or an image
- Ctrl+V: Paste text or an image
- Ctrl+A: highlight all the text, all cards, etc.
- Ctrl+Z: Undo (if you make a mistake)
- Ctrl+Y: Redo
- Alt+Tab: quickly switch between different windows
- Tab: jump to the next field/box in the card template
- Ctrl+Enter: Finish/Add note
- Double Click (on a word): highlight a word