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Old 01-27-2013, 05:32 AM   #31
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Thanks DoctorOhh... I'll take a closer look at your method.

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:15 PM   #32
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Sorry the plugin is actually the User Category plugin (http://www.mobileread.mobi/forums/sh...d.php?t=118934) I just use it for Genre. Using it with the Restrict To feature has just made it so easy to maintain one library.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #33
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We have made progress on this.

I have implemented the ability to use rules very similar to column coloring rules to put icons in cells on calibre's spreadsheet. The rule can choose whether or not to leave the text in the cell. For example, you can put a "star" image next to any title that has a tag "favorite".

You will be able to use this new feature to create columns that are only icons. For example, you will be tell calibre to use some image in your column if the text is "!", and another image if the text is something else.

You need to give calibre an image file to use. You can get image files by searching for icons. Another way to create the images is to find/display something you like, do a "screen capture", and save the result as an image.

Just to play, I used the new feature to add some icons to the author column of a test library full of fake books. One rule adds a down-pointing triangle if the énum column contains a 5, an up-pointing triangle if the author contains an "i", and a "bug" if the author contains an "e". The attached image shows the result. The second attachment shows the rules.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #34
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I am so excited! When can I download it???
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:40 AM   #35
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I am so excited! When can I download it???
Probably on Friday when the next calibre release is out.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:46 AM   #36
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The code is now committed to calibre's source trunk. If someone runs from source and is willing to test it a bit, I would appreciate it. It would be nice to avoid silly errors.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #37
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Chaley I was looking at your samples above. Will one of the rules be "does not contain"? That option will be extremely useful.

I have no idea how to "run from source" or I would offer my help to test. I look so forward to incorporating this new feature into my library.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:33 AM   #38
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Chaley I was looking at your samples above. Will one of the rules be "does not contain"? That option will be extremely useful.
The conditions available are exactly those available for column coloring. They depend on the type of the column the condition is based upon. For text columns (not like tags), the choices are "is", "is not", "matches pattern", "does not match pattern", "is set", and "is not set".

Try playing with coloring, using different colors to represent different icons. If you able to set the color of the text in a column to the "right" color then you will be able to set the icon for that text to the "right" icon.

Coloring rules are defined at Preferences/Look & Feel/Column coloring.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:53 AM   #39
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After the update, on clicking the Add Rule button on the column icons tab, this error occurs:
calibre, version 0.9.17
ERROR: Unhandled exception: <b>WindowsError</b>:[Error 3] The system cannot find the path specified: u'C:\\Users\\****\\AppData\\Roaming\\calibre\\cc_i cons\\*.*'

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\preferences\coloring.py", line 728, in add_rule
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\preferences\coloring.py", line 309, in __init__
WindowsError: [Error 3] The system cannot find the path specified: u'C:\\Users\\****\\AppData\\Roaming\\calibre\\cc_i cons\\*.*'

Apparently that folder was not created.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:54 AM   #40
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Chaley I just installed the update. You are amazing. Thank you so much for this. Its perfect.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:03 AM   #41
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Btw. I got the same error that kevinrs got. I just created the folder manually and it worked great.
I also wanted to tell you that if people are looking for icons this is a great site <http://www.iconfinder.com/>

I do have one question. If there is a column that is a date and you want to say <is less than> <today>. The column is looking for a date, how do I tell it today, whatever today is.

This is fun. Easy and fun. I love it. Thank you again.

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:18 AM   #42
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Just create the missing directory in the error message manually and you should be fine. I'll upload a fixed build in a little bit.
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@tarisea: There isn't any way to check for "today". It seems to be a reasonable thing to do, so I will look at adding it.

@kovid: thanks for making the fix. Clearly I never tested it on a clean install.
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Question Tri-state T/F

I tried to replace just the icons used for my read column with 32x32 icons (green_spot, red_spot from the Oxygene set)
True green_spot, no text
False red_spot, no text
(undefined)

no change seen, even after a restart
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I tried to replace just the icons used for my read column with 32x32 icons (green_spot, red_spot from the Oxygene set)
True green_spot, no text
False red_spot, no text
(undefined)

no change seen, even after a restart
You probably have "use checkmarks" set on the column. That checkbox wins.
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