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Old 04-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #61
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Calibre can send the series info for sideloaded books if you want. You just need to select the "Set series information" box in the KoboTouch plugin, set metadata management to automatic, and plug the device back in to connect with Calibre a second time after the book has been sent to the device.
I am running a Beta version of the new plug in, and I did have those boxes ticked but the shelves didn't create and the series info didn't show. I will update the guru in charge of the beta.
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Remember in order for the series info to populate you have to plug the device in a second time.

Also, do you have Metadata Management set to Automatic?
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Can you give an example of how this looks?

Just type out what you see in your list. Is the series info shown automatically, or do you use Calibre to put it in for you?
I sideload my books, so it is Calibre managed, thanks to the Kobo driver. I believe books you buy from Kobo have the info already set.

So long as you fill in the series information and series number in Calibre, the information will be transferred to the device, so long as you have the 'sent series info' in the driver options ticked.I like managing meta data, and use the Calibre 'manage series' plugin to help, along with custom columns for shelves I want to books to go into.

You can see it in action in mostly_Math's screenshot here. Look at the second one, and see the Earthsea title? It has author, title and series information. The screenshot isn't too clear on this, but on my glo they show in different shades of grey, so you don't confuse title and series. The series font is smaller and lighter. The top and bottom books in the screenshot also show the series info details. (but I adore Earthsea, so I'm picking that one).

I love this feature. You don't have to name your books "Tolkien - Return of the King - LOTR 03" with it, though lots of my library is still named that way. Its an old habit.

Mostly_Math: if series isn't showing up for you, did you plug in the Kobo and run calibre a second time after you had sideloaded your books? It'll do its magic on that second plug in. This is when it will put any books into shelves you have asked it to, also.

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Nice! How about a view showing a shelf or two in cover view?
1) Shows how easy it is to add books to a bookshelf, just select the books you want
2) Shows the keyboard, numbers are there, no need to change keyboards
3) Shows the bookshelves
4) Shows one bookshelf

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Thank you. This ability is absolutely essential to me, it's how I have book lists displayed in my Sony T1 and both my Kindles.

The more I see of the Aura, the more I like it!

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I sideload my books, so it is Calibre managed, thanks to the Kobo driver. I believe books you buy from Kobo have the info already set.

So long as you fill in the series information and series number in Calibre, the information will be transferred to the device, so long as you have the 'sent series info' in the driver options ticked.I like managing meta data, and use the Calibre 'manage series' plugin to help, along with custom columns for shelves I want to books to go into.
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Mostly_Math: if series isn't showing up for you, did you plug in the Kobo and run calibre a second time after you had sideloaded your books? It'll do its magic on that second plug in. This is when it will put any books into shelves you have asked it to, also.
No I didn't Now I did, and WOW, there is the series info!!! I am learning SO MUCH today!.

And KOBO + calibre = BEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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More pics?

Heck yes, without Calibre, my Kindles would be far less useful. I use a similar means to put the series info on my kindle books. And my Sony books. So knowing this can be done with Kobo is fantastic. Ya'll are making me want the Aura.

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More pics?

Heck yes, without Calibre, my Kindles would be far less useful. I use a similar means to put the series info on my kindle books. And my Sony books. So knowing this can be done with Kobo is fantastic. Ya'll are making me want the Aura.
BUY ONE!!!

Here are 5 pics of a shelf once I plugged my KOBO back in and had the metadata updated.
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I like the way the series info is under the title on your epubs....are those sideloaded books?
I like that too!
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1) Library with side loaded epub (from calibre) I notice the series info isn't there
2) side loaded epub purchased from KOBO
3) side loaded epup purchased from AMAZON

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Can you post pictures of the page #/reading progress as displaying in a sideloaded epub?

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You just need to select the "Set series information" box in the KoboTouch plugin, set metadata management to automatic, and plug the device back in to connect with Calibre a second time after the book has been sent to the device.
Where does one get/download the KoboTouch plugin for Calibre?

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