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Old 01-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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how to write calibre metadata to the book file in bulk?

Hi!

I use calibre to manage my books with tags etc.

But those changes are only applied to the FILE, when i sent the book to an device.

Thats not what i was looking for, has anybody an idea how to keep the FILE on the same lvl as in calibre metadata database?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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Hi!

I use calibre to manage my books with tags etc.

But those changes are only applied to the FILE, when i sent the book to an device.

Thats not what i was looking for, has anybody an idea how to keep the FILE on the same lvl as in calibre metadata database?
The only way to update the file itself is to do a conversion, AFAIK.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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Or use the Modify ePub plugin.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:47 AM   #4
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Or you can save your library to disk -- then it updates the metadata in the file as well -- and then reimport it.

It is a feature I would like to see implemented as well, I mean an option in the menu to update the metadata in the file.

Edit: Forget it, use kiwidude's plugin, it rocks

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Old 01-04-2012, 03:13 AM   #5
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It is a feature I would like to see implemented as well, I mean an option in the menu to update the metadata in the file.
For ePubs, see post three above. This plugin gives you an option in the menu to modify your epub with a follow on menu asking exactly what you want to modify (see attached.)
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Thanks dwanthny. I have tried it right after answering the post and reading kiwidude's addition (hence my edit). I have not paid enough attention to the new plugins lately (lately being in the past six months) and therefore had missed this one.

It does exactly what I need i guess, but I still think it should be an integrated feature of calibre (though I haven't suggested it yet)
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:19 AM   #7
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@dwanthny - According to my plugins list, I've got the Modify ePub plugin installed and current, but I can't find where to get the menu you show in your first graphic to select modify ePub so I can make some changes.

Also, your toolbar looks very different from mine - did you modify the icons on yours?

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@dwanthny - According to my plugins list, I've got the Modify ePub plugin installed and current, but I can't find where to get the menu you show in your first graphic to select modify ePub so I can make some changes.
To get the menu shown I right click on a book in the library view. Your modify ePub plugin icon is in whatever menu or toolbar you placed it. Go to Preferences - Toolbar - drop down the list and decide which menu you want and place the Modify ePub icon in and move it from the left to the right for that menu. I placed my Modify ePub icon in The context menu for books in the calibre library.

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Also, your toolbar looks very different from mine - did you modify the icons on yours?
Yes, I dropped in the Ubuntu set of icons, see this post. I also used the icon from this post for the brown default_cover.png.

Good Reading.

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