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How to Import Flashcards from Text
How to Import Flashcards from Text

You can paste flashcards directly into RemNote if the text is formatted in the right way.

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It is possible to have your imported notes automatically recognized as flashcards on RemNote. By using certain combinations of characters, RemNote will automatically convert those newly imported Rems into flashcards of a specific type. This can be especially useful to programmatically create flashcards through external means, like, for example, ChatGPT.

This will work for imported notes from our import feature or simply from copying and pasting the contents.

Basic flashcards

Use >> or == to signify that the bullet is a Basic Forward Flashcard, with the front side being before those characters, and the back side being after.

Example:

- Question >> Answer

You can also use:

  • << to create a backward flashcard

  • <> or >< to create a two-way flashcard

  • >- to create a disabled flashcard

Cloze flashcards

Add two braces { between the words you want to be occluded in a Cloze Flashcard. You can also have multiple clozes in the same bullet. Note, however, that each cloze will be independent. It is not currently possible to merge clozes prior to pasting them into RemNote.

Example:

- {{Cloze 1}} and {{Cloze 2}}

Multi-line flashcards

Use >>> to signify that the bullet is the front side of a Multi-Line Flashcard. All bullets nested under it will be considered Card Items.

Example:

- Question >>>
- Card item 1
- Card item 2
- Card item 3

You can also use <<< to create a backward multi-line flashcard.

List-answer flashcards

Use >>1. to signify that the bullet is the front side of a List-Answer Flashcard. The bullets nested under it will be considered List Items.

Example:

- Question >>1.
- item 1
- item 2
- item 3

Note: The listed items will be numbered based on the order they are in the imported text. For instance, the example shown above will look like this after being imported to RemNote:

How the example text will look like in RemNote after being imported. A List-Answer Flashcard.

You can also use:

  • <<1. to create a backward list-answer flashcard

  • <>1. to create a two-way list-answer flashcard

  • >-1. To create a disabled list-answer flashcard

Multiple-choice flashcards

Use >>A) to signify that the bullet is the front side of a multiple-choice flashcard. The bullets nested under it will be considered List Items.

Example:

- Question >>A)
- option A
- Extra information about option A
- option B
- option C

Note: When importing multiple-choice flashcards, the first option will always be the one considered the correct answer (note that RemNote shuffles the order of the options when practicing the flashcard).

For instance, the example shown above will look like this after being imported to RemNote:

How the example text will look like in RemNote after being imported. A Multiple-Choice Flashcard.

You can also add extra information about each option in a nested bullet underneath. Multiple-choice flashcards show those nested bullets after answering the card.

Use >-A) to create a disabled multiple-choice flashcard.

Adding the Extra Card Detail powerup

You can also include the Extra Card Detail PowerUp in the bullets you are importing. To do this, write #[[Extra Card Detail]] in the appropriate bullets.

Example on a Basic Flashcard:

- Question >> Answer
- Extra information #[[Extra Card Detail]]

Example on a Cloze flashcard:

- {{Cloze 1}} and {{Cloze 2}}
- Extra information #[[Extra Card Detail]]

Concept/Descriptor flashcards

You can also use special characters to import your flashcards using the Concept-Descriptor Framework.

For Basic Concept or Descriptor Flashcards, use the following combinations of symbol characters:

Forward Card

Backward Card

Two way Card

Disabled

Concept

:>

:<

::

:-

Descriptor

;;

;<

;;<

;-

For Multi-line Concept or Descriptor Flashcards, use the following combinations of symbol characters:

Forward Card

Backward Card

Concept

;>>

:<<

Descriptor

;;>

;<<

For List-Answers Concept or Descriptor Flashcards, use the following combinations of characters:

Forward Card

Backward Card

Two way Card

Disabled

Concept

;>>1.

:<<1.

::1.

:-1.

Descriptor

;;>1.

;<<1.

;;<1.

;-1.

For Multiple-Choice Concept or Descriptor Flashcards, use the following combinations of characters:

Forwards

Disabled

Concept

;>>A)

:-A)

Descriptor

;;>A)

;-A)

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