|07-12-2012, 08:34 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Device: Kobo Touch
Replace books instead of adding them as duplicates?
Is there a way to simply replace a book already in the library instead of adding it as a duplicate?
|07-12-2012, 08:58 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD
Take a look at the 'Automerge' setting under the 'Adding Books' section of the preferences. There's three different settings for dealing with duplicates. Just note that calibre first has to know it's a duplicate ... which is easier said than done if the title in the metadata isn't identical.
|07-12-2012, 09:52 AM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London, UK
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 3G, iPad 3, iPad Air
Also don't forget if that if you are just doing a single book you can select it in your library and then drag/drop onto the book details panel, or open the Edit Metadata dialog and drag/drop onto the Formats part of it. That way you don't have to worry about the metadata matching.
|11-21-2012, 12:58 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Device: Kindle keyboard 3rd gen 3G
If there already are duplicates, is there a way I can merge them?
I'm using Calibre to make kindle-readable sets of recipes. Which means that each time I add, say, cranberry sauce or oatmeal cookies recipes to a file, I redo the "book," and replace the one already on my Kindle keyboard. Given that the machine also has about 200 books I've bought or downloaded from gutenberg.org , I'd rather add as few recipe files as possible.
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