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Old 02-16-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Minor Fix For Calibre?

Anyone know how to suggest a minor change/simple fix, long time annoyance in calibre?

Specifically for this post, The Author_sort field (doesn't appear as a defined column, But/And if you try and use it as a user defined column, it says already in use)
i ended up working around that (tricking it) by defining a user defined column as Author Name As LN,FN built from other columns, template value {author_sort})
result, my author column shows the author as FN LN and then the user defined column shows the author as LN,FN
Point is that annoyance(missing field display/hidden field) has been around for at least a year) but been surpassed by all the talk/posts etc are should author names be FN,LN or LN,FN (seems to me just allow easy use/display of the Author_sort field, and you have BOTH ways), but to date i have found no way of suggesting a change/fix
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:13 PM   #2
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@Marcs1102 - you can lodge a bug report and/or change requests here ===>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/calibre

You can view the author_sort values in Manage Authors - one way to get there is right click an Author name in the Book Details panel and select Manage Authors - you can also change it there - e.g. from the 'computed' John, Fred St to St John, Fred.

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Old 02-16-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:23 PM   #4
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author sort as a column can be displayed, as you discovered, by creating a custom column with template author_sort. I dont see why any other approach is needed.

I have no idea what you mean by saying that you cannot add author sort as a user defined column. You can add anything as a user defined column and give it any name you like. For example, if you type author_sort as the name of the user defined column, you will get a user defined column named #author_sort

All user defined column names must start with #.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #5
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was the column heading that caused an error, said "Sorted Author" was already used, had to make it (the column Heading) "Sorted Author LN,FN" for it to work
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you can lodge a bug report and/or change requests here ===>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/calibre

noted and thanks for the info.....
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:21 PM   #7
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not sure what you mean, it's still in the development forum, i just clicked "new thread"

and the original post asked the q
"Anyone know how to suggest a minor change/simple fix, long time annoyance in calibre?"

seemed like a new post in development was a reasonable place to ask...

ps betterred answered with the url for doing it (you can lodge a bug report and/or change requests here ===>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/calibre)
so in my opinion, i asked a question, got an answer.... so where doesn't it fit into the guidelines?
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not sure what you mean, it's still in the development forum, i just clicked "new thread"

and the original post asked the q
"Anyone know how to suggest a minor change/simple fix, long time annoyance in calibre?"

seemed like a new post in development was a reasonable place to ask...

ps betterred answered with the url for doing it (you can lodge a bug report and/or change requests here ===>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/calibre)
so in my opinion, i asked a question, got an answer.... so where doesn't it fit into the guidelines?
Read the sticky in development. You did violate the forum rules.

YOU did not ask a 'how do I write code for...' question.
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