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Old 09-29-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation How do you turn off metadata input?

Hi all,

I'm trying to input a large number of PDF's (Around 14,000) into the library, and I'm encountering a few problems, alot of them were solved by changing the way that the metadata was aquired for the file, but the one thing I've not been able to find in the settings is a way to turn off Calibre from reading the existing metadata from the files in the first place.

Basically what I want to be able to do, is to import the PDF's into the library and use the file name as the title and leave everything else either as unknown (as is happening now for alot of my files, which I'm happy with) or blank

The reason I think I'm getting issues is, that some of the info that is stored in the metadata for the PDF's is nonestandard, and so Windows won't allow the creation of a directory/file with those characters in it.

Any help would be appreciated as this piece of software has been a godsend so far!
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:57 AM   #2
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the next version has a config option to disable reading metadata from PDf files.
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