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Old 02-22-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Capitalize Authors Names

I have figured out how to use the "Change title to title case" option in the Bulk Edit Metadata dialog, but I want to do the same, or rather just make first and last names of my authors begin with capital letters too, because alot of mine are all lowercase.

Is this possible?

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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Not in bulk but you can right click on the author field in the edit metadata dialog or when editing authors directly in the book list to do this.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Thanks, that works great, one at a time.

Why is the title case an option in bulk mode, but not this? Just trying to learn more about the program. Is it not something that can be done because of the way Calibre organizes folders by Author name? Or just hasn't been an issue/request?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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There is limited space available in a given dialog. I have to decide what is worth putting there and what isn't. Mis capitalized author names are not that common, in my experience.
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Fair enough, thanks for the quick reply.

You could add another tab... call it "Dumba**es" and put stuff in there for people like me that screw up their libraries... I'm sure I'll do it again... :-)
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:26 PM   #6
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An option that might work woul dbe to bulk swap Author and Title (think this is an option) then Title Case and then swap back.

It's kinda roundabout but probably quicker than doing one by one.
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Thanks, that is what I did end up doing, I just forgot to post, that was selfish of me... sorry.
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Now that I'm getting better with Calibre, it looks like I could just do a Regex replacement like I did with the books that had Author set to "lastName, firstName" while most were "firstName lastName"
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