Importing from Anki

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05 Oct, 2017 10:48 AM


I followed the instructions from the knowledgebase for importing cards from Anki, but the importer does not fully strip out the html from the file (attached).


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 06 Oct, 2017 06:39 AM

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    When importing, make sure you check the "Import text as HTML" option. See the screenshot.


  2. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 06 Oct, 2017 06:39 AM.

  3. boristimp re-opened this discussion on 12 Oct, 2017 02:39 PM

  4. 2 Posted by boristimp on 12 Oct, 2017 02:39 PM

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    Thx for the feedback.

    1. the instructions are wrong/outdated:

    Following them let you NOT check the option (Point 5), but it should rather be checked

    2. the Option is hard to find in the import-dialog, would be helpful if its open default
    3. the naming of the option is not clear:
    "Import text as HTML" is not clearly communicating what it really does (can I import an plaintext-file as html..? Is it saved as HTML in the database? Is the imported file comverted to a HTML file?)
    should be imho something like "Remove HTML Tags" or similar.

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 12 Oct, 2017 02:43 PM

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    "Treat imported text as HTML"

    would probably be better.

    The internal database format used is not relevant in this. It is just about whether HTML formatting should be honored or ignored.


  6. 4 Posted by boristimp on 06 Nov, 2017 03:15 PM

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    Info still wrong and misleading - would be helpful for others too if you correct this.. thx

  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by drewmccormack on 06 Nov, 2017 03:18 PM

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