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Old 12-23-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Multiple copies of same book in different formats

If I already imported a book in pdf format and now want to import the same book in lit and rtf formats, how should I proceed? I'd like all 3 copies treated as the same book. Do I need to export the first book, then reimport all 3?
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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No... open the Metadata editor for the ebook and you can add formats to the existing book record.

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Select "edit meta information" for your book and then click on the button with the book and the plus sign to add different formats.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:53 PM   #4
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Select "edit meta information" for your book and then click on the button with the book and the plus sign to add different formats.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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PERFECT! This was one of my big questions. The other is... Is there a way to ensure that multiple versions of the same book can be imported together into one book with a .pdf, .lit, .rar, .txt, .html and not as duplicates?

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Old 01-04-2010, 09:42 PM   #6
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PERFECT! This was one of my big questions. The other is... Is there a way to ensure that multiple versions of the same book can be imported together into one book with a .pdf, .lit, .rar, .txt, .html and not as duplicates?

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Yup!
Open the Meta-data editor for the title.
You will see the formats that are already there.
Near that is a book icon with a + on it.
Use that to add all additional formats.

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Old 01-05-2010, 06:09 AM   #7
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PERFECT! This was one of my big questions. The other is... Is there a way to ensure that multiple versions of the same book can be imported together into one book with a .pdf, .lit, .rar, .txt, .html and not as duplicates?
Click the downward facing arrow next to the add books icon. The second option is the one you want. It will treat each folder as a book and all the files within the folder as different formats.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:33 PM   #8
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I joined just to ask this very question. Thank God I didn't start a new thread.

Great info.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:31 AM   #9
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Click the downward facing arrow next to the add books icon. The second option is the one you want. It will treat each folder as a book and all the files within the folder as different formats.
I've been using Calibre for a year, updating faithfully and I never noticed that add books icon until you pointed it out.

I guess you learn something new every day.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:11 AM   #10
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Is there an easy way of rectifying the problem if books have been imported incorrectly such that different formats of the same book exist as different entries?

The only way I have found to do it is to save the duplicates to disk, delete them from the library and then add the files back in manually using the meta-data dialog.

Is there any sort of merge books facility?
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:55 AM   #11
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There is no merge books facility but I have thought for some time it might be quite useful. I wonder if there is a feature request in Trac for it?

I was thinking something along the lines of designating an entry as the master (in case of any naming/metadata conflicts), and then be able to select one or more entries that are to be merged with this one and the original entries removed).
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