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Old 10-24-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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Help with adding books please

Ok I am trying to add my books which I have in my own file and folder system to calibre.

I can add them however I think I can do better!

eg at the moment the author and title are ALWAYS the wrong way round, and the series data gets messed up.

I can see why calibre does this but cant work out how to change it...

So here is how my books are named there are unfortunately a couple of variables..

Author - Series - Series2 - Booktitle

Series options are not always there so sometimes will just be Author - BookTitle and sometimes it will be Author - Series - Title

The reason a series2 text may be there is if say a book is part of a series within a series eg the death novels within the discworld would be Terry Pratchett - Discworld - Death 01 - Mort

here are a few examples
David Gemmell - Drenai 01 - Druss 01 - Legend
Dean R. koontz - Velocity
Eoin Coifer - Artemis Fowl 01 - Artemis fowl

I have tried within Calibre preferences to alter the 'regular expression' under add books but dont really understand it and pressing test does nothing?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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