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Old 02-20-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Changing sort order and title

OK I'm going against the flow but I liked to have the title and author sort order the same as the book title and author, example
  1. Title "A Week at the Airport", I do not want it sorted "Week at the Airport, A" I want it sorted as "A Week at the Airport"
  2. Author "Alain de Botton" I don't want the author sort to be "de Botton, Alain", I want "Alain de Botton"
Is there some simple way I can change a bunch of entries with a simple click. Currently I'm editing the metadata for each book, one-at-at-time and this is a pain plus I accidentally skip some.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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OK I'm going against the flow but I liked to have the title and author sort order the same as the book title and author, example
  1. Title "A Week at the Airport", I do not want it sorted "Week at the Airport, A" I want it sorted as "A Week at the Airport"
  2. Author "Alain de Botton" I don't want the author sort to be "de Botton, Alain", I want "Alain de Botton"
Is there some simple way I can change a bunch of entries with a simple click. Currently I'm editing the metadata for each book, one-at-at-time and this is a pain plus I accidentally skip some.
Once you have set the Tweaks for these fields to 'Strictly Alphabetical'
and have restarted Calibre to make them take effect.

Select a Group of books, Tap E (Bulk Metadata edit), tick the automatic set author sort box, click OK
Also Tick 'Update Title Sort" (Near the bottom)
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at the bottom of the Tag Browser: Click: Manage Authors, Tags...: Select Authors:Click The Recalculate button
(Do this for Series if that Tweak setting changed)

That takes care of the Authors, series, and Titles
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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OK I finally got it, this was confusing for me (not your fault, must be an age thing for me)

One more question in this area.
When I click on the "Author(s)" it now sorts correctly but I want to add a second field to the sort, the major sort is the Author's Name and as a secondary sort I'd like to sort of the series. Looking through the preferences I get the feeling that this is possible but I don't see how.
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OK I finally got it, this was confusing for me (not your fault, must be an age thing for me)

One more question in this area.
When I click on the "Author(s)" it now sorts correctly but I want to add a second field to the sort, the major sort is the Author's Name and as a secondary sort I'd like to sort of the series. Looking through the preferences I get the feeling that this is possible but I don't see how.
Again there is a tweak (Only applies to 'Startup')
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Series, Authors See message 5
Clicking then column heading in sequence:
Note: Series[index] or Authors are typically isolated sorts.
No series by Author is logical

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OK in the tweaks for "Specify columns tosort the booklist by on startup" I added the following - sort_columns_at_startup = [('authors', 0), ('series', 0)]
This gives me the sort I prefer at least for the startup.
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OK, OK now I think I understand - thanks theducks!
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Clicking then column heading in sequence:
Note: Series[index] or Authors are typically isolated sorts.
This gives me the sort I like. Again Thanks!
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Note: Series[index] or Authors are typically isolated sorts. No series by Author is logical
Yes, it is. Both ways: author, then series (the author has multiple series') and series, then author (the series has been contributed to by multiple authors-sometimes this is a 'universe' and other times it's books added after the author's death).

The latter is a lot rarer than the former but it's hardly unheard of.
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