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Old 12-22-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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All,

I just recently loaded all my books, manuals and PDF files into Calibre.

Unfortunatelly, after I finished, I realized that the Author Name is indexed as

Last name, First name

I would like to do two things.

1) Change all 340 entries to be indexed as First Name + Last Name

2) Setup the system so that future books will be imported correctly.

How can I do that?

Thanks for any hint.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:13 AM   #2
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All,

I just recently loaded all my books, manuals and PDF files into Calibre.

Unfortunatelly, after I finished, I realized that the Author Name is indexed as

Last name, First name
I would like to do two things.
1) Change all 340 entries to be indexed as First Name + Last Name
2) Setup the system so that future books will be imported correctly.
How can I do that?
Thanks for any hint.
I just went through the same problem (for a lot more books.)

I wrote some batch files that did step 1 and wrote a thread asking about 2. If you run Windows and know SED I could give you my files, but it would probably be easier for you to do what I ultimately did and delete your books, rename them to Firstname Lastname and reimport them.

Briefly, the batch files export the metadata in opf form using calibredb, use SED to fix the names and then reimport them.

See this thread for some tools for importing and preprocess file renaming.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:56 AM   #3
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The next release will have a little check name to swap author first and last names when reading metadata from files.
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The next release will have a little check name to swap author first and last names when reading metadata from files.
Great! I was just about to add some more books, and was trying to decide the fastest way to pre-process them.
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