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Old 06-06-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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Question Plugboard doesn't appear to take effect

Hello.

I'm a little stuck - I've been trying to import book series' across to my kindle, and have used the guides here to try various plugboard setups to sort properly, but none of the changes appear to propagate.

As an example, I've got any format:KINDLE2 using {series:|| }{series_index:0>2s|[|] - }{title} to set the title, but I'm not seeing anything of that nature on the device itself for things that are set to be in series', even if it's stuff that I've never sent to the device before.

I've also tried a similar rule for a send-to-disk test; that doesn't seem to do much either, but I'm not honestly sure if I would be seeing changes in that case.

I'm using titles from the Baen Free Library for all my testing, so they're multiple formats going over.

Is there something I'm missing or doing wrong? I'm quite, quite confused by this point.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:03 AM   #2
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Plugboards affect information put into the book's metadata. Save-to-disk/send-to-device templates affect where the book was stored.

What are you looking at to see if something has changed? If you are looking at file names, then you won't see any difference. If you are looking at metadata, you should see a difference. Calibre can update metadata only on books that are not DRM-infested, but as you are using Baen Free books, that shouldn't be an issue.

If you run calibre in debug mode and send to the device, buried in the output will be something like
Code:
Device using plugboard epub FOLDER_DEVICE [[u'{title_sort}bar', u'title_sort']]
Setting metadata in: ...
where you see your plugboard and KINDLE2. The next line(s) should give the title(s) of the book(s) affected.
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