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Old 05-19-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Displaying Author Sort Names

Is there any way or tweak to display the author names in the sorted order (LN, FN) on the primary display of all books rather than the given order (FN, LN)? With several hundred books in the list it is harder to find somebody by their first name rather than their last name, especially when you don't know the first name or there are several with that name, eg., Michael.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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Is there any way or tweak to display the author names in the sorted order (LN, FN) on the primary display of all books rather than the given order (FN, LN)? With several hundred books in the list it is harder to find somebody by their first name rather than their last name, especially when you don't know the first name or there are several with that name, eg., Michael.

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If the Book is entered in the Metadata editor FN LN, the Author sort will (when glows green) be sorted by Last Name then first name (the Display still is FN LN, but the order is correct)
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If the Book is entered in the Metadata editor FN LN, the Author sort will (when glows green) be sorted by Last Name then first name (the Display still is FN LN, but the order is correct)
Yes the order is correct but it is the simple visual of finding the name. I would like to to have it displayed in LN FN if at all possible. Instead of the column being the Author Name as entered have it the Author Name - Sorted. It would still be in the same order, just easier to find somebody with a common first name.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:57 PM   #4
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Its all in the FAQ what you need to do:
http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual...es-and-sorting
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Its all in the FAQ what you need to do:
http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual...es-and-sorting
Thank you for the reply. However I already have this tweak set to the sorted name and it controls the left hand browser of Authors, Series, Formats, Publishers, etc. and not the display of the author name in the main display of columnar data for the books.

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Read it again. particularly the note in the grey box about using the manage authors dialog to overwrite your author names with the author sort values.
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Thank you, this worked for me!
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