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Old 04-10-2015, 05:41 PM   #1
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Collections question

What exactly is the default Collections column supposed to be used for? For example, when would I apply a Collection to a bunch of books versus just another Tag? I've never really been too clear on this. How do you use Collections?

Are collections just a more personal version of tags? ie a Tag would be something like "Fiction" and a Collection would be "Favorite childhood books"? I was thinking of using Collections to keep some of the folder organization I have on my current e-books in case I want to reference how I divided up my books before processing into Calibre. I just wanted to see if that's a good use for the Collections column or if that is something I should use a new custom column for (like #fromfolder).
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:25 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:15 PM   #3
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You mean you use Collections to designate books that are from your old readers?
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You mean you use Collections to designate books that are from your old readers?
IIRC The (device) Collections column is a holdover from old Sony Readers, only
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Ah, ok. Is there any downside to using it for grouping books into my own collections or should I just create a new custom column for that?
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:47 PM   #6
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You can use a custom column for anything, calibre doesn't care.
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