stack template vs individual card parameters - does one trump the other?

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22 Jan, 2015 06:22 PM

for instance, the Reversible Note template creates cards that do not have the box that says "Schedule Each response separately" check marked. This makes me think that this Template will schedule the card for study and randomly choose which facet to present first, but does not schedule both facets independently.

I searched the Mental Case help, but I could not find any info on default templates that come with Mental Case.

If I were to put a check mark in that box in an individual card that is in a Reversible Stack, does it override the template?

Or, by another example, if I have created a stack of Question and Answer cards, and then go in and check mark the "schedule each response separately box" for a particular card, is that essentially changing that card to a reversible note, or is it an irrelevant option in a Question in Answer stack, because the stack will continue to only schedule the first facet of each card as the prompt?

  1. 1 Posted by zeppo on 23 Jan, 2015 11:33 PM

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    or does "Schedule each response separately" simply mean that reversible notes will not have both facets as a prompt come due at the same time (to end up being studied in the same session) ?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by drewmccormack on 25 Jan, 2015 08:08 AM

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    Templates are applied during note creation, and then forgotten. Changes you make to the note after that take precedence.

    The most important setting for scheduling is the 'can be prompt' setting. It determines the reversibility of a note.

    'Schedule facets separately' determines whether all responses appear together, or if they are scheduled separately. For two facets, this setting has no effect. Only for more than one response will it have an effect. Help pages on Mac discuss this.

    We are probably going to drop this setting at some point. It is too complex and confusing for most, and rarely used.


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  3. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 13 Aug, 2017 07:02 PM.

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