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Old 02-21-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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I've been using Calibre for only 6 months or so to organize my document collection and have been really pleased with the ease of finding a work when I need it.

What would help me:
1) An extra field to hold copyright info. I teach adults and I'd like a quick way to search for materials I can distribute and those I can't.
2) Shortcut keys, please. For me, the interface is very mouse dependent.
3) Ability to enter a published date directly. I only get the little calendar and it is a nuisance when entering older works. I haven't even tried to put the original publication date of "Emile", 1762.

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Old 02-21-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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1) An extra field to hold copyright info. I teach adults and I'd like a quick way to search for materials I can distribute and those I can't.
You could add a new tag (called Dist, for example) to each book which is distributable. Then if you type tag: Dist in the SearchBar, Calibre will only display those books which have the Dist tag.

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2) Shortcut keys, please. For me, the interface is very mouse dependent.
There are quite a lot of shortcut keys already. If you highlight a book in the Calibre window and right-click the mouse you will see what they all are.

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3) Ability to enter a published date directly. I only get the little calendar and it is a nuisance when entering older works. I haven't even tried to put the original publication date of "Emile", 1762.
If you double-click a published date you can overtype the date directly without the calender coming up. Just don't click the little arrow on the right.

Hope some of this might help
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If you double-click a published date you can overtype the date directly without the calender coming up. Just don't click the little arrow on the right.
That will let you edit month/year directly, but it won't let you actually delete the month from the date.
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That will let you edit month/year directly, but it won't let you actually delete the month from the date.
If it does not have all 3 section, it is not a "Date" and will be rejected:
Just dummy in the mm and dd 1/1/1763
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:51 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone.

Copyright) Yes, I could add a tag and likely will do so.
Shortcuts keys) I tried it again and got it. I missed it because I must use combination of Fn+Letter, not the more typical Ctl-letter or ALt-letter.
Date) Yes, it can be entered from the main screen. Still, that does not work when editing a date in the metadata window where only the calendar is avaliable.

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Old 02-26-2010, 01:17 AM   #6
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You can double click on the year in the calendar to edit it directly
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Thank you! I missed that too.
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