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Old 12-28-2011, 12:01 AM   #1
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Smile Converting multiple books does not give input option for conversion

Hello,

I've been trying to bulk reconvert my books (I want the .mobis changed so I can Facebook them when done), and I noticed that when converting ONE book with multiple formats, it gives you the option to pick which input to convert, but if you have MULTIPLE books highlighted to convert with multiple formats, it does not give you the input option, even though I have books with the same formats highlighted (ex: all mobi, epub; or all mobi, pdf; etc.)

Is there a way to do these in bulk instead of one by one?

Thank you!
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:08 AM   #2
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When converting multiple books, the format selected for conversion is based on the input format priority in Preferences->Behavior.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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I had the same issue and tried this. It works --- but the books have to be converted twice!

The first bulk convert (unchecking the 'use saved conversion settings for individual books' box) changes the input format and other settings, but does not actually use those settings during the conversion.

When I bulk convert the same group of books a second time (now that they have picked up the correct input format and settings), the end result is what I wanted.

Seems like odd behavior. And twice the work.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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I had the same issue and tried this. It works --- but the books have to be converted twice!

The first bulk convert (unchecking the 'use saved conversion settings for individual books' box) changes the input format and other settings, but does not actually use those settings during the conversion.

When I bulk convert the same group of books a second time (now that they have picked up the correct input format and settings), the end result is what I wanted.

Seems like odd behavior. And twice the work.
There is a preference for preferred Input format order. When bulk converting and no previous choice, it uses the first format on the list that is found
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Yes, that's what I did. But still have to bulk convert TWICE. The first time doesn't 'take'.
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