Common Anode 7 segment display resistor

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Joined Aug 2, 2014
I have a common anode 7 segment display and in all the circuit example i see connection from vcc to common anode pins and from segment pins to current limiting resistor to ground.

This way I need 7 resistor. Will it not work if I connect the current limiting resistor from VCC to the common anode and segment pin directly to the ground, as this way I will need only two resistor.

Excuse me if it is a lame question as I am new to elecronics I am getting confused here.

Thanks in Advance,