How to make an Anki note with the EFA 4.0 Card Template


In this tutorial, you will learn how to create new Anki notes with the EFA Flashcard Template.

Video Tutorial


Create a naked flashcard

Click Add

**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.


Extra Tips

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

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