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Old 02-18-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Exclamation Multiple-Level Collections

Extreme noob here, so please bear with me.

I just got my Kindle Touch 2 days ago and have never really "played" with a Kindle before to understand the nuances.

I've created a few collections so my home screen is fairly clear. However, now one of the collections is crazy chaotic. Like everybody, I'm sure, I downloaded tons of the classics that are free from Amazon, but many authors have a LOT of book titles. I'd really love to create a sub-collection within that collection just for the author.

Is it possible to create collections within collections? Something like the directory structure on your computer? One level collections seem very limiting.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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No it isn't unfortunately.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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The Kindle cannot do multiple level collections.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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Wow. How limiting and disappointing.


Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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You're thinking that collections are like folders, but they're not. They're like tags. You can "tag" each book multiple times (that is, put them in multiple collections.).
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You're thinking that collections are like folders, but they're not. They're like tags. You can "tag" each book multiple times (that is, put them in multiple collections.).
Yes, I know that. But that still doesn't mean that a multi-level organization wouldn't be more handy. Tags are great because they allow books to be in multiple collections, but they force all "collections" to be at the top level which can get unruly very quick.

Gmail suffers the same problem by using the same tagging scheme with email. I find it very limiting there too.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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Gmail suffers the same problem by using the same tagging scheme with email. I find it very limiting there too.
But you can nest labels in Gmail. In settings/labels, when you create a label, you can choose another label you want it under.

You still can't do it on the Kindle, though.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:03 PM   #8
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But you can nest labels in Gmail. In settings/labels, when you create a label, you can choose another label you want it under.
Yes, but when you view the labels to categorize an email, even the "nested" ones are shown at the top level along with their parent. If they were truly nested, they would not show up until you went into the parent label (like a true 2nd level).
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