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Old 12-29-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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How do Calibre users....

Determine which books have been loaded from the library to the Sony reader and/or card memory?

I have been using the "series" field in metadata to say...

book A is in the reader, book B is on the card and no data in the field to say it is due for transfer.

Perhaps a comment field or similar in Calibre would be nice...
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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When I connect my PRS-505 to the PC and start up Calibre it will show the library, the PRS-505 and the memory card in the top window. You can click on each to see what is loaded in each one.

If you use the Sony software it does the same in the left column.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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When I connect my PRS-505 to the PC and start up Calibre it will show the library, the PRS-505 and the memory card in the top window. You can click on each to see what is loaded in each one.

If you use the Sony software it does the same in the left column.
Hi Donslade,

yes I can see that, however,, I was looking for a quick way to look at the library to see where everything was, and I thought a comments field in Calibre might prove useful. As I said, I am using the "Series" field currently for that purpose.

Cheers...

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Old 12-29-2008, 02:12 PM   #4
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Hi Donslade,

yes I can see that, however,, I was looking for a quick way to look at the library to see where everything was, and I thought a comments field in Calibre might prove useful. As I said, I am using the "Series" field currently for that purpose.

Cheers...

Jim
there is a comments field in calibre, it is visible on the bottom of the main screen in the library view and you can access it in the meta data screen. i use it for descriptions but you could add location as well.

or, you could use tags, which can be bulk edited so that would be very easy. also you can sort by tag ; helpful for this case.
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Actually its a good suggestion could calibre have a field which showed a tick if it had been moved to reader? That would be cool.
I know it can be done manually but auto would be cool.
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Actually its a good suggestion could calibre have a field which showed a tick if it had been moved to reader? That would be cool.
I know it can be done manually but auto would be cool.
i wouldn't mind that, i often find myself going back and forth to check whether i've moved a specific book over yet or not.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:03 AM   #7
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i wouldn't mind that, i often find myself going back and forth to check whether i've moved a specific book over yet or not.
you could of course tag them... with something like "on reader". When you highlight the ones you are going to send to reader... Click on "edit metadata" and add the tag "onreader" or something. That tag will be applied to all of them. Then do your send to reader. Now, you can sort by that tag... or not by it.

Of course, removing the tag will be a bit harder.

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you could of course tag them... with something like "on reader". When you highlight the ones you are going to send to reader... Click on "edit metadata" and add the tag "onreader" or something. That tag will be applied to all of them. Then do your send to reader. Now, you can sort by that tag... or not by it.

Of course, removing the tag will be a bit harder.

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but that would be far too easy and make too much sense. (actually i did mention tags already. but still, too much sense.)
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but that would be far too easy and make too much sense.
Gods forbid.

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:43 AM   #11
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Note that you dont actually have to click edit metadata. Just double click the tags field and edit right there.
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Note that you dont actually have to click edit metadata. Just double click the tags field and edit right there.
yes, but then you have to do them one at a time, whereas if you ctrl or shift click all the books you want to tag and then hit E you can do them in one fell swoop. nice. i'm all for reduction of labor (= i'm lazy).
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Note that you dont actually have to click edit metadata. Just double click the tags field and edit right there.
Hey. Now that you mention it, I just noticed that the tags column is no showing up on my grid. Even though it is enabled in the config.

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Hey. Now that you mention it, I just noticed that the tags column is no showing up on my grid. Even though it is enabled in the config.

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There was a bug related to that a few versions back, what version are you using?
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There was a bug related to that a few versions back, what version are you using?
0.4.121

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