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Old 10-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Marking books as read in Calibre

Is it possible to mark your books as read in your Calibre library.
I was thinking along the lines of being able to click on a button to show the book information row as a different color. MS Excel has the ability to choose and click on a color for the whole row. Can Calibre do this? Than you.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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Is it possible to mark your books as read in your Calibre library.
I was thinking along the lines of being able to click on a button to show the book information row as a different color. MS Excel has the ability to choose and click on a color for the whole row. Can Calibre do this? Than you.
I just add a yes/no column and mark read books that way.
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Is it possible to mark your books as read in your Calibre library.
I was thinking along the lines of being able to click on a button to show the book information row as a different color. MS Excel has the ability to choose and click on a color for the whole row. Can Calibre do this? Than you.
Once you add a yes/no column like Hamlet53 suggests, then you can specify colouring for a column, like the book title (not the whole row unfortunately), based on whether or not the book has been read. The calibre blog has examples and walks you through how to create custom columns and column colouring.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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I just use the rating system. If a book has no stars, it hasn't been read.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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I just use the rating system. If a book has no stars, it hasn't been read.
Same here.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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I do it 2 ways. Only add a rating once I have read it, and add 0read0 to the tag. I use 0 rather than o, because it is hard to confuse with something else.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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I just add a yes/no column and mark read books that way.
Me, too.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:11 PM   #8
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I add a tag in the tag column called "read." Then when I want to only show the books that I haven't read (which I often want to do because I only keep unread books on my reader), I can use this filter in the search box:

not(tags:"=read")

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:36 AM   #9
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I just use the rating system. If a book has no stars, it hasn't been read.
I've been doing that, too, but when I added a new Baen book the other day, it seemed to give itself 4 stars immediately.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:11 AM   #10
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Please use the forums properly. Calibre questions belong in the Calibre forum. Thread moved.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:06 AM   #11
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I've been doing that, too, but when I added a new Baen book the other day, it seemed to give itself 4 stars immediately.
The metadata can be configured to 'not' download ratings. Click on the 'gear' icon.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:26 PM   #12
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The metadata can be configured to 'not' download ratings. Click on the 'gear' icon.
Cheers for that, always bugged me how I had to delete the ratings every time I downloaded metadata, now I don't need to
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Is it possible to mark your books as read in your Calibre library.
I was thinking along the lines of being able to click on a button to show the book information row as a different color. MS Excel has the ability to choose and click on a color for the whole row. Can Calibre do this? Than you.
Hi paddlesnz1
This is not quite what you ask for, but it might help after all.
I guess you have a K3 (Kindle keyboard) ?
So do I. The K3 keeps track of reading progress, and this can be used to update custom column in Calibre.
Things have changed though since the following Instructions were written.
If you have newest Firmware 3.4 on your K3 AND you use the new combined KF8 format for books it wont work.
Anyways - you could check this link out
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=137

Oh, and welcome to "our world"

Cheers,
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:37 PM   #14
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Thanks to all.

I added an extra column titled Read Books.

I then went to Preferences, Change Calibre Behavior, Column Coloring.
I then added rules for each column telling it to change to a color eg:red when I put in the word Read in the new column (ie: Read Books column).

It works well.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:16 AM   #15
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I just use the rating system. If a book has no stars, it hasn't been read.
Yes, just as I do! And I ad an comment at metadata!

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