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Old 11-14-2011, 05:28 AM   #1
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I asked time ago for a feature allowing me to create a catalog just for books residing inside a particular collection (my "To Read" books: a catalog of all the books on device would be too large), but I was told it wasnt possible.

I just thought that it could be done in the easiest way with a very small change in Calibre: if I order the books in the Device panel, I can easily select all the books in the same collection.
Now, the only thing Calibre should be changed to do is, when I switch to the Library, to keep the same books selected.
This way, since now I would be in the Library pane, I could access the "Make Catalog" feature.
Seems simple, isnt it?

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Old 11-14-2011, 05:35 AM   #2
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I asked time ago for a feature allowing me to create a catalog just for books residing inside a particular collection (my "To Read" books: a catalog of all the books on device would be too large), but I was told it wasnt possible.
It has been able to be done for ages. Simply search for what you want, as an example.

tags:"=To Read"

Then create catalog via the drop down arrow next to convert books icon.
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It has been able to be done for ages. Simply search for what you want, as an example.

tags:"=To Read"

Then create catalog via the drop down arrow next to convert books icon.
mmmmm no, not really: "To Read" is a value of "Collections", a column that appears in the Device pane when I connect my Kindle: it is not a tag value.

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mmmmm no, not really: "To Read" is a value of "Collections", a column that appears in the Device pane when I connect my Kindle: it is not a tag value.
So make it a tag and create the catalog.
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So make it a tag and create the catalog.
yes, but here we are again: if I select the books on the Device pane, I cannot edit anything, tags included.
That's why it would be perfect to select in Device, and have the same books selected in Library.

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yes, but here we are again: if I select the books on the Device pane, I cannot edit anything, tags included.
That's why it would be perfect to select in Device, and have the same books selected in Library.
I am at a disadvantage since you have a Kindle and are looking at it.

When my device is connected I see in the library view exactly what books are on the device so I never see any need to look at the device view. Everything I want to do can be done from that view.

If I had a Kindle I would use the Kindle collections plugin to create my collections and my To Read collection would be reflected in a tag already.

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To add to Wals reply.
Any book in the device view WITH a tick mark , also has a Tick in the main library.
So, You can add a tag You just have to switch views. (click the column head to sort or enter the search: ondevice:true then do a bulk edit and Add Tag

BTW Only those WITHOUT a tick in device view, do not exist in the main Library (you might want to select those and right-click "copy to Library" as a backup )
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To add to Wals reply.
Any book in the device view WITH a tick mark , also has a Tick in the main library.
So, You can add a tag You just have to switch views. (click the column head to sort or enter the search: ondevice:true then do a bulk edit and Add Tag

BTW Only those WITHOUT a tick in device view, do not exist in the main Library (you might want to select those and right-click "copy to Library" as a backup )
I'm really starting to feel stupid ... can I just replay my steps, maybe I/you will see what I'm missing???
1) Device pane - I select a dozen or so books (e.g. in the Collection "To Read", but they can be any books...).
2) Double-check: they are all "In-Library" ticked
3) I switch view to Library pane: there, I find selected whichever book I had selected before going in the Device pane, in step 1), so no way to edit metadata for the set of books selected at that step

What am I missing????

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I'm really starting to feel stupid ... can I just replay my steps, maybe I/you will see what I'm missing???
1) Device pane - I select a dozen or so books (e.g. in the Collection "To Read", but they can be any books...).
2) Double-check: they are all "In-Library" ticked
3) I switch view to Library pane: there, I find selected whichever book I had selected before going in the Device pane, in step 1), so no way to edit metadata for the set of books selected at that step

What am I missing????

alessandro
Don't switch Library views.
Tap 'E' (bulk metadata edit because more than 1 title selected)
fill in the Add Tags box with your Tag(s) to add
'OK'
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