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Old 04-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #279
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Originally Posted by jackie_w View Post
Some more 'possibilities'...
  • If you normally feed the books to the Nook with author as FN LN, and the Nook displays them as FN LN but in LN sequence, is it possible that the Nook is doing some sort of text manipulation to 'guess' what is the LN and what is the FN? If so, then mapping your author field to contain author FN LN [series (index)] may give the Nook a hard time figuring out LN and FN to create a sortkey for the book. It won't be expecting a text string that looks like the plugboard data. Is there a Nook book database you can examine to see what it has calculated?
  • Perhaps the Nook has a similar problem to the Sony PRST1. I use a similar plugboard to map author on a T1, however, although the T1 puts the full text into its database in the author field and displays correctly, when it sorts it does not use the whole field as the sortkey, hence some books end up in the wrong sequence if you send a series piecemeal. With a T1 you can get round this by viewing books by Sony Collection, which are always resequenced correctly by Calibre every time you connect.
  • Have you looked in Prefs - Plugins - Device Interface - relevant Nook - Customize to check that the settings are correct? Whatever they are try you could try changing them to see if it makes a difference.
  • Have you tried using the Plugboard to map the Title field instead, i.e. prefix the Title field with the series info.
Sorry I can't help more. You really need another Nook owner to chip in.
"Is there a Nook book database you can examine to see what it has calculated?" < I have no idea, lol. But it is definitely possible that my nook is confused. The only reason why I wouldn't think it would be that is because with many of these books, it is just ONE book out of a series, and the rest of the series is put in order down below, and I see no difference between the metadata screen from the book out of order, and the book in order. The author and everything is written exactly the same, as is the series name and everything. That's why i am so confused.

As for your second possibility, I'm afraid i don't understand because I'm not sure what the T1 is. If you could explain that, then i'll look into what you are saying and see if that is it (sorry for being a pest!).

As for the prefs, no I haven't looked - I will do that first! As soon as i write this message i'll sign onto my laptop and see what is going on there.

I have tried it in the title section, I just didn't like how it looked aesthetically, lol. If I can't figure this out, that's what i'll be going with. It just doesn't look as nice to me, it makes it look cluttered and sometimes the title is too long so I have to do a lot of editing to make it work right.

PS, thank you so much for all of your help. I really, really appreciate it.

I sent in a bug report to make sure it wasn't that, and I wrote this:

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To expand on this further and give an example, this is what it looks like when it's correct (fake titles and authors):

Cat
Jan Ball [Beautiful Art (01)]

Dog
Jan Ball [Beautiful Art (03)]

Fish
Jan Ball [Beautiful Art (02)]

Gerbil
Ben Doom [Candid (01)]

But the ones that are incorrect do it like this:

Gerbil
Ben Doom [Candid (01)]

Cat
Jan Ball [Beautiful Art (01)]

Fish
Jan Ball [Beautiful Art (02)]

Dog
Jan Ball [Beautiful Art (03)]

Notice that one the ones that are correct, it sorts by last name in terms of authors, and then alphabetically by title, and the series and number is jumbled (which is the right way to do it and what I wanted). However, in the incorrect section, it sorts by first name, but also by the number of the series.

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I thought I would paste that here, too, in case somebody else wants to chime in. I think it explains it a little better than I have been explaining it.
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