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Old 02-02-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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Question request- manually library reorganization

Any way for a recipe or a patch to be able to manually move up/down (reorder) books in libraries? When I add books in series that are out of sequence, i would like to manually be able to click/pull the books up down or in between not just acending/ decending order. They don't always have the correct publication date so I cannot reorder correctly to organize a series chronologically before downloading to my nook. (EPUB version)
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:14 AM   #2
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When I add books in series that are out of sequence, i would like to manually be able to click/pull the books up down or in between not just acending/ decending order.
Just use the series column to get your series in correct order.

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They don't always have the correct publication date so I cannot reorder correctly to organize a series chronologically before downloading to my nook. (EPUB version)
You might want to use Fantastic Fiction to find the author to find the series order for your books then enter the series numbers in the series column.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #3
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Just use the series column to get your series in correct order.



You might want to use Fantastic Fiction to find the author to find the series order for your books then enter the series numbers in the series column.
that site is a great resource, but if I upload to my Calibre library out of order I would like to manually move them around. I already use that site & note the series # in the series column. Maybe what I am asking to be able to do is not clear?

When I click the top of each column it will reorganize appropriately, but like u said I cannot always get the metadata from the resources and the pub date varies with each version (hardcover, paperback) depending on the ISBN that the metadata retrieves. This causes the library to reorganize incorrectly. I wold upload a screenshot, but I am not that savvy.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:19 PM   #4
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Sounds to me like you are trying to avoid something which cannot be avoided.

Cleaning up your metadata manually is your only option. You either manually set the "correct" publication date, and/or you manually correct the series column information. It can be a painful task given how much junk is in the sources that Calibre can automate from but that's just the way it is unfortunately.

The only other "up/down" thing I can think you meant was the ability to select a bunch of books to indicate they are a series (regardless of whether the series column is populated). Then with a right-click display them in a popup dialog list that you can move them up/down in, and when you click ok it writes that out as a series overwriting the numbering based on what you did in the dialog. That could be done as a GUI plugin and might be useful...
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