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Old 06-18-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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Changing the title field when sending to the Kindle

Hi,

I currently have my library set up like this:

Which is great, exactly what I want.

I then use the Kindle Collections plugin to create collections based on tags. But alas, the books themselves within the tags are then ordered alphabetically, which is not what I want.

So my solution so far has been to create a new field called clean title, then use a bulk find / replace to copy the title field into it, then done a second bulk find replace using the template {series} {series_index:0>2s}: {title} into the original title field, like so:



This way the books still look right in my library, but appear on the kindle in series order.

Is there a cleaner way of doing this? This new way means I have to maintain two separate title fields, and breaks things like meta data downloading.

I'd like some sort of way of replacing the title of a book with a given template when sending a book to the Kindle. I know you can do it with filename but that makes no difference to how it's displayed. Ideally what the plugin needs is a way of mapping templates against each meta data field the Kindle has, that way you could chop and change data on the Kindle vs data in your Calibre library as you wish.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:56 AM   #2
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What you want to use is called metadata plugboards. You'll find that feature in preferences->plugboards. It allows you to modify metadata fields when books are being sent to the device.
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Following up on Manichean's suggestion, see http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=118563. That thread shows several solutions for your problem
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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Ahaa, Metadata Plugboards are -exactly- what I needed. Thank you.
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