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Old 02-16-2014, 02:55 AM   #1
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Creating a Custom Column Link

I would like to add the author's website as a custom column and have an active link to open a new browser tab after clicking on the book details.

Ideally I would like to simply change the wikipedia reference when one clicks on the author's name, But I recognise that would take a lot more time and effort.

I don't want to simply enter it into the metadata text window where it will be overwritten when I wish to update reviews etc..
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:03 AM   #2
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Right click the author name in the tag browser or the book details panel and supply whatever link you want via the Manage author menu item.
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Thank you Kovid for the quick reponse - even after a couple of years I am still learning more about Calibre every day....
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Thank you Kovid for the quick reponse - even after a couple of years I am still learning more about Calibre every day....
@a_daley - as well as web url, the link can be to a folder. Into which you can drop URL's to their website, wikiP page. publisher's page, amazon page, book review pages, and their obits. The folder might also include pictures, audio/visual interviews, and your own notes.

Some writers are more interesting in their own right, than are the books that they write

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@BR That is so true - some authors need to learn how to write... I have been playing around with doing exactly that which is one of the reasons I have been wondering what the python code would look like for creating multiple template links in a custom column...
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...I have been wondering what the python code would look like for creating multiple template links in a custom column...
Ugly I imagine :lol:

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