On AnkiDroid, all text in the flash cards is center aligned. Is there a way to make it left aligned? I'm looking for a solution that does not involve editing each card. For example, is there a setting to make the text left aligned?

  • Update on the closed question, a workaround: You can always put spaces to the ends of the lines to make them equally long. This will manually left align the text. Example: List of fruits: 1 Nut______ 2 Pineapple 3 Orange___
    – geffchang
    Commented May 13, 2013 at 11:28
  • @MatthewRead I Agree, great question! Anki including AnkiDroid needs more attention, it is by far the best thing since sliced bread! And thanks to google i found this answer that helped me! Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 21:33
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    @MichalCiechan Appreciate your comment, even years later -- SE has since done away with the "Too Localized" on-hold reason, and if users of the app find this info useful then it should definitely be here. I've cleaned up the older comments. Commented Mar 13, 2018 at 17:23

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Yes, you can align text to the left.

For now there is no WYSIWYG editor, but you can do what you want with some simple HTML:

AnkiDroid left align

AnkiDroid left align

If you don't want to do it for each card, modify the card template using Anki Desktop.

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    That's why I don't use AnkiDroid
    – Deqing
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 1:30
  • @Deqing: You will be glad to know that code.google.com/p/ankidroid/issues/detail?id=635 has been fixed and there is now a way to align left :-) I updated my answer. Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 3:18
  • Tried adding <p align=left> in both AnkiDroid 2.3.2 and Anki desktop, still not working :(
    – Deqing
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 3:50
  • @Deqing: Please post a new question, including screenshots of your card template and of the content of all fields, thanks! Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 4:00
  • New question posted android.stackexchange.com/questions/87333/…. Thanks.
    – Deqing
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 6:30

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