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Old 12-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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Adding .rar 'format' as rar.

Short question:

Is it possible to add a .rar file with a *single* format (i.e. one PDF and nothing else) to an existing book and have it *remain* a rar, without autoextracting and adding it as a PDF?

Longer Explanation:

I'm working my way through my library, with the goal of eventually converting everything to an .odt file.

Anything that isn't a quick convert due to bad formatting, headers and the like, I'm exporting, wrapping, and adding as a .rar file. Partly to streamline formats and partly to save a smidge of space.

I'm fussy about my formats, my goal is to eventually have two formats only: .odt's for converted books, and .rars for everything else.

Right now I've been using the workaround of exporting the bad format into a folder that has a 0 size text file. I add the two files to a .rar file, which then gets added to the book entry.

As I do have a mostly suitable workaround, this isn't a huge deal, I'm just wondering if there's some tweak or plugin that I've missed.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 12-07-2011, 07:16 PM   #2
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A way to achieve this is to add a small dummy file to the rar as well as the file you want stored. When you add a .rar file containing more than one file it seems to get added 'as is'.
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I'm already using a dummy file, I created a 0 size txt file that I rar with the original. I just was wondering if there was a way to avoid that step.

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I'm already using a dummy file, I created a 0 size txt file that I rar with the original. I just was wondering if there was a way to avoid that step.

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You can drag and drop some non-standard 'formats' into the metadata window. You might try a second extension (mybook.rar.2wrk) and see what happens.
Calibre won't do anything to those files (except complain on check, about unknown. Add to the check exclude list). you will have to open the containing folder (tap o) to grab the file. It must be added normally when ready (standard format name).
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