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Old 02-11-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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Different libraries for different languages

Hi folks,
I am a complete newbie on here so please excuse me if I am asking a dumb question or one that has been asked a zillion times before!

I have just moved my complete library of books in English to Calibre and, despite its own little foibles, it gives me much better control.

What I would now like to do is transfer my library of books in French to Calibre. For obvious reasons, I would like to keep the two languages completely separate, preferably in two different libraries.

I have not yet seen a way to do this.

Is there a simple (or even not so simple) way of doing this?

I have considered installing Calibre twice on my computer, under different folders, one for English and one for French.

Thanks for any practical suggestions.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:55 AM   #2
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If you click the Library icon in the Toolbar you will be given lots of options to do with copying/moving libraries and switching between libraries.
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I had separate libraries at first and then got skittish about accidentally deleting something. What I did was make a custom column for 'library' and then use tags in it for Main Collection, French Collection, iPad Collection (these are the PDFs). Then I did a search one at a time for each one, saved the searches and now when I want to browse only one collection, I just choose it from the drop-down list.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:43 AM   #4
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Thanks, guys. All sorted now.

Itimpi, thanks for pointing out there is a Library option on the toolbar. Unfortunately, the Library option only appears when I have the Kindle connected and I rarely have the kindle connected when I am carrying out library maintenance.
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Itimpi, thanks for pointing out there is a Library option on the toolbar. Unfortunately, the Library option only appears when I have the Kindle connected and I rarely have the kindle connected when I am carrying out library maintenance.
In the preferences, customize your toolbar. There are two options for the main toolbar: one normal one and one with the device connected. Pick the normal one. Check to see if there's a choose library- action on the right-hand side. If there isn't, look of it on the left hand and add it to the toolbar via the right facing arrow button.
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Thanks, guys. All sorted now.

Itimpi, thanks for pointing out there is a Library option on the toolbar. Unfortunately, the Library option only appears when I have the Kindle connected and I rarely have the kindle connected when I am carrying out library maintenance.
You may have inadvertently 'customized' your main toolbar more than intended.
Does the Library item on the RIGHT show (for Main toolbar)?
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:44 AM   #7
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Thanks to Manichean and theducks.

You guys are much better than ploughing through a user manual (just goes to show that I am the male side of philandjan !)
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