How can I print my flashcards?

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    Daniel Schmidt

    I agree with Lluís. Being a Premium User and having no built-in feature to create a PDF and print easily is a real let down. Some students don't have access to phones or laptops at home, therefore, it limits their learning not being able to print easily for them to have access at home. Quizlet.com gives you print in 5 different formats in addition to creating a range of tests...

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    Lluís Alzamora

    I'd love to print my cards for a quick pre-exam day overall review of Q&A. I think it'd be more convenient if you could add an option like "Print this Deck" that would elaborate a printable Q&A list distributed in two columns (similar to the simple editing cards mode). As a Premium user that would make me so happy! Happy New Year btw :)

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    Antonio Ramirez Ruiz

    There are two STRONG suggestions for Brainscape that i believe everyone would really, really, REALLY like to see in their profiles very soon, and they are:

    • CREATE a friendly printing tool for the website!! PLEASE
    • Anoher one, ADD the expert tool for the app on Ipad at LEAST, so we can add images to our flashcards from both the website and the app
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    Bob Smith

    I agree with many others:

    The print function for a purely flashcards-based website is essential!

    If this feature was on the roadmap 2 years ago then why has it not been added yet?

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    Gwyneth Posno

    When I try to export my flashcards the text is interrupted with lots of code and my images are not included -- this is not a useful suggestion for printing cards.  The file is also completely useless for importing to other flashcard apps that have print options.  Our paid subscriptions are not inexpensive, and the inability to print makes me feel like I've been ripped off, and like I was tricked when I picked this platform.  Why can't we just tell them to print to a standard flashcard size?  You say in comments from over a year ago that you're working on this feature, and yet nothing has happened with it.

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    Will Purser

    Please make it so I can print any class. I don't understand why I would need admin privileges to print a deck for studying offline..

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    Thomas Oettli

    fully agree with Will. I'm actually evaluating a flashcard solution. This thread about the pain for printing flashcards prevents me from further evaluation of brainscape. We are more and more surrounded with electronic devices, 7x24 hours. My best learning experiences are with taking a time without any distractions, beep and whistles, just with some paper printed flashcards. Therefore in today's live,  easy printing capabilities becomes more and more a key feature for learning software. 

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    Andrea Hatch

    I'm disappointed that as a pro user, I can't print off flash cards on to 3x5 or 4x6 cards.  Sometimes it's nice to have a paper copy, and I thought for sure I would have that feature with this program, as everything said you could print flashcards.  If I wanted a print out of facts, I'd just look at my notes.  It looks like this has been requested months ago.  You'd think there'd be some progress. 

     

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    Kim Gardner

    The print function does not work.  I tried it in firefox which results in a very long list of the sites menus with the questions printed out with awful spacing.  This is not usable. 

    I like the site, but there needs to be a way to print the cards.  I guess I'll use the Edit cards screen and capture it to Evernote so I have it with me.

    Please fix this.

    I just tried to print this to Evernote and it doesn't work!  Wow all of this work and I cannot use these for notes for a class.

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    Mariechen Puchert

    Hi, I agree. I NEED a print function. I would be willing to buy a lifetime subscription for a print function - but I’m not willing to pay for pro at all without it. Please work on it - it’s been years - I started using Brainscape in 2014, and would love to continue using THIS app.

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    Michael Andresen

    Another Premium user asking for the ability to print flashcards. Your workaround does not work because I have images in my flashcards that do not appear in the CSV export.

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    Bob Smith

    I agree as another premium user. The workaround is also clunky and extremely time consuming, and so it is not sustainable realistically.

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    Courtney Hall

    That's a great suggestion, Lluis. Hopefully we can incorporate more printing options in the future. Happy studying! 

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    Vanessa Hernandez

    Its been 5 years since people like myself have been asking for option to print flashcards like in quizlet. Hopefully we can have this feature soon!!

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    Brad T

    It's really about time to add this feature.  It's been YEARS since you said it was part of the product roadmap.  At least have it print a clean page without extra junk.  That is something someone who is good with CSS could take care of in a few days using a Print Style Sheet.

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    Jennifer E.

    I used my browser's option to print the page after following your instructions here.  I chose not to print that, as it looked nowhere near organized or usable.  I'm not yet seeing a printer-friendly option for printing flash cards.  How soon will this be changing?

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    Bob Smith

    SOLUTION:

    I know that one of the work arounds is to take multiple screenshots of the page and then paste them onto a word doc. However there is such a  thing as a scrolling screenshot tool, which solves this issue. 

    This one is a great example of this: Scrolling screenshot tool & screen capture - https://chromewebstore.google.com/detail/scrolling-screenshot-tool/mfpiaehgjbbfednooihadalhehabhcjo?pli=1

    Then you can save the image as a png, paste it onto a word doc, or even just save it as a pdf.

    The only problem there is with this method is that the ?Help button in the corner slightly obscures some flashcards. To fix this just right click it, click inspect and do a few backspaces. (However this is not necessary if you don't mind about that).

    Still, this method is a workaround and there should be an easy to use print function added in the future.

    Edit: The save as pdf function may cut off some of the bottom of the page, but the save as png function works well.

     

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    Courtney Hall

    Very interesting, Daniel. Thanks for this feedback. I'll definitely be sure to bring this up at our next development meeting to see if there's any updates that can be made on the short term to make a simple print option available soon!

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    Chuckee A.

    We hear ya, Brad! It is indeed on the roadmap but not a high priority at the moment. Hopefully the workaround above will suffice your needs for now. Sorry!

    Chuckee@Brainscape

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    Courtney Hall

    I'm so sorry, Gwyneth. The print feature is something on the product roadmap and I'm hopeful we can add it sooner rather than later based on user needs, like yours! 

    Courtney@Brainscape

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    Courtney Hall

    I promise we hear you, Antonio. We're currently doing some upgrades to the editor which is the first step in getting the ability to add images on mobile. This will hopefully improve the printer-friendly screens as well :) As I'm sure you know building new features takes time as we want to ensure we make releases as smooth as possible for all users and add to that we're still a relatively small team, but we're working on it! 

    Courtney@Brainscape

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