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Old 06-05-2011, 05:22 AM   #1
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Swapping title/author

Not entirely sure if this is the correct place to ask this question. I imagine someone will tell me if it isn't

One of the most common actions I have to perform is swapping the title/author after importing books into the library. The only way I can find to do this is "edit metadata in bulk>tick the box>click ok"

I'm wondering if there's a way to create a custom toolbar button or create a shortcut to do this.

Any ideas ?
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:49 AM   #2
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There is a button to do this in the edit metadata dialog, it's green and to the left of the title.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:16 PM   #3
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That only applies to the edit metadata dialog when editing a single book. If I need to swap the title/author for a large number of books the procedure is as I mentioned in my OP, which is a bit time consuming.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:27 PM   #4
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Whats wrong with the checkbox that says "swap title and author" on the bulk metadata edit dialog?
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:40 PM   #5
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Because that takes about 3 or 4 clicks rather then ONE if there was a button on the main toolbar. Try reading the OP.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:46 PM   #6
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You select the rows, you press E, tick a checkbox and click ok. One keypress and two clicks, or two keys and one click.

EDIT: Ok, I read your original post properly this time. If you get your regular expression right when you import books into your library, you will avoid having to frequently swap the author/title in the first place. Which is why there is no toolbar button for it - it just doesn't justify the space for the frequency most users need to use it.

However if you were absolutely dead set on having such a button, then write a UI plugin for it. It wouldn't be difficult.

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Old 06-08-2011, 11:58 PM   #7
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That would be great if you did! I too have to do each one individually and it really helps having the author first then title. Thanks. It was a question I posted somewhere and was looking for my answer too!
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