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Old 04-14-2012, 06:50 AM   #1
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More than 99 books in a series

Hi. Is there a way to register more than 99 books in a series?

I have a series with 175 books (written by the same writer, with the same heroes), and I would like to write, in the 'Number zone': 1,175, 2,175, etc. but Calibre seems not to allow that, and writes 1,17, 2,17, etc.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:58 AM   #2
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Calibre works well with series ofe several hundreds. I have one with 500 books and the numbering is ok.

So I guess something else is going on in your library
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:00 AM   #3
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Leave out the commas - they are acting as decimal fraction separators and Calibre only allows for 2 decimal places. One normally only uses the integer values, but fractional values are also allowed so that you can insert books into an existing series.
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Hi. Is there a way to register more than 99 books in a series?

I have a series with 175 books (written by the same writer, with the same heroes), and I would like to write, in the 'Number zone': 1,175, 2,175, etc. but Calibre seems not to allow that, and writes 1,17, 2,17, etc.

Thanks for any help.
Are you trying to make it write: 2 of 172 ?

That you can't.
You could make a custom number column: LBIS (last book in Series) and fill in 175 FOR EVERY BOOK in that series.

The save to disk export template would contain: {series_index} of {#LBIS}
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Are you trying to make it write: 2 of 172 ?

That you can't.
You could make a custom number column: LBIS (last book in Series) and fill in 175 FOR EVERY BOOK in that series.

The save to disk export template would contain: {series_index} of {#LBIS}
No, I don't try to write 2 of 172.

I have a Number zone, with first digits (no limit), comma, and then last digits (limited to 99).

I simply would like to say that, in a series of 175, this book is the second. Without creating a custom number column, if the normal number column allows more than 99 books in a series.
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No, I don't try to write 2 of 172.

I have a Number zone, with first digits (no limit), comma, and then last digits (limited to 99).

I simply would like to say that, in a series of 175, this book is the second. Without creating a custom number column, if the normal number column allows more than 99 books in a series.
Yes
I use a hierarchical series for magazines. Analog SF and F[2004.10] is my series
(for the October 2004 issue)
I believe you can only have 2 digits AFTER the dot

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No, I don't try to write 2 of 172.

I have a Number zone, with first digits (no limit), comma, and then last digits (limited to 99).

I simply would like to say that, in a series of 175, this book is the second. Without creating a custom number column, if the normal number column allows more than 99 books in a series.
The part after the comma (or full stop depending on your regional settings) is the fractional part of the series index. There is no practical limit on the integer part (i.e. before the comma).
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