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Old 01-22-2010, 02:42 AM   #1
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after years spent using calibre just for format conversion & news download,
I finally found the strength to import my ebooks into it, using it at last as it is primarily intended.
Having entered almost 600 ebooks my fingers are shaking, but I'm in ecstasy browsing my books covers.

I defaulted to downloading metadata for my books, so a lot of them have a large number of tags I find unnerving, for two separate reasons:
1) there are outliers that appear just once in 600 books, say a tag "Douglas Adams" for the Rudy Rucker book dedicated to Douglas Adams
2) there are tags whose utility I really cannot understand, as "General", which almost ALL my ebooks have

I think tags should be used mainly for filtering, so I'd like to remove them in some way... is it possible?
For point 2) I can select all the books and remove, say, "General", but for point 1) I dont know how to do it without doing it manually for each ebook.

thanks for any help...


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