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Old 11-11-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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How do YOU use column coloring?

Just trying to get new ideas. Here's what I do:

- Turn the title of a book blue, based on an 'is it read yet' yes/no column. Blue is yes, black is no.

-Turn the format column red if it has any other format than mobi.

-Turn the title green if I haven't set the 'is it read yet' value -- so, a newly-added book is always green until I do that.

So that's me...which I know is pretty sparse usage of the feature. Ergo, this thread!
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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I turn the Title Purple if there is no Formats (empty book)

I turn the Author Green if I have <In Paper Library> tag
(the are lots of purples with greens )

I turn the 'Last Edited (Custom: date)' brick if I have a User Tags (Custom: ) Not all Done... (working it over my way

I turn the Date tan if books have a "Baen Free Library" tag

Colors mainly help save having the column visible.
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:18 AM   #3
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i did not know such things were possible - is this covered in user guide or is there a "how to" (define colour rules) in another thread ?
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:12 AM   #4
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i did not know such things were possible - is this covered in user guide or is there a "how to" (define colour rules) in another thread ?
I'm not sure of a user guide entry but if you go to Preferences - Look and Feel - Column coloring tab you might be able to figure it out.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:37 AM   #5
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thanks, I see how to use it.
I wonder what % of calibre users know that this feature exists ?
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:22 PM   #6
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I suspect there are no calibre users who know all features
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Cmon, Dwanthy, Starson. You guys must use the feature. Give!
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:58 PM   #8
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I knew it existed but had no ideas on how/why to use it, so I appreciate this thread!
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I turn the Title Purple if there is no Formats (empty book)
Is there a way to color the entire line instead of just one aspect?
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You could make a rule for every column that turns it purple (or whatever) based upon any value from any column you like. So in a nutshell...yes.
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You could make a rule for every column that turns it purple (or whatever) based upon any value from any column you like. So in a nutshell...yes.
Ha. Fun.
Thank you.
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You can color text any way you want, but not the background for the text.
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Its dangerous to give me new "toys". I get a little OCDish.

So now, my titles have 1 of 5 colors.
  • Red = I have the ebook but it is neither on my Kindle nor has it been read.
  • Dark Red = I just have a place holder for future ebooks (Like books 4 -14 of The Dresden Files series)
  • Cyan = Placeholders of individual story titles that are a part of an anthology that is on my Kindle (like David Weber's World of Honor, or Jim Butcher's Side Jobs), but has not been read as yet.
  • Black = Normal unread ebooks that are on my Kindle
  • Green = All books that have been read, regardless of placeholder or Kindle status

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You can color text any way you want, but not the background for the text.
Shucks! Thank you Starson.
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Its dangerous to give me new "toys". I get a little OCDish.

So now, my titles have 1 of 5 colors.
  • Red = I have the ebook but it is neither on my Kindle nor has it been read.
  • Dark Red = I just have a place holder for future ebooks (Like books 4 -14 of The Dresden Files series)
  • Cyan = Placeholders of individual story titles that are a part of an anthology that is on my Kindle (like David Weber's World of Honor, or Jim Butcher's Side Jobs), but has not been read as yet.
  • Black = Normal unread ebooks that are on my Kindle
  • Green = All books that have been read, regardless of placeholder or Kindle status



Shucks! Thank you Starson.
good plan
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