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Old 08-08-2011, 08:05 AM   #1
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Hi guys

I am currently saving many books to disk. Once I am satisfied with how some books look and if I am not planning to read them in the near future, I save them to disk, zip them and move them to my Books Collections folder in my WHS.

I am currently using two templates:

Template one:
Code:
{authors}/{title}/{title} - {authors}
for books with no series

and template two:
Code:
{authors}/{series}/{series_index} - {title} - {authors}
for books with series.

The thing is that every time I have to change the template I have to got to Preferences, change the template and save.

I was wondering if it could be possible to choose the template at the moment of saving to disk, something like, "Save to disk using... -> Template one".

I don't know if a plugin exist already for doing this.

Another thing, where is the list of recently used templates stored? I'd like to clean it up and just keep the two mentioned templates - right now there are about 9 different templates.


Many thanks!
PF

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Hi guys

I am currently saving many books to disk. Once I am satisfied with how some books look and if I am not planning to read them in the near future, I save them to disk, zip them and move them to my Books Collections folder in my WHS.

I am currently using two templates:

Template one:
Code:
{authors}/{title}/{title} - {authors}
for books with no series

and template two:
Code:
{authors}/{series}/{series_index} - {title} - {authors}
for books with series.

The thing is that every time I have to change the template I have to got to Preferences, change the template and save.

I was wondering if it could be possible to choose the template at the moment of saving to disk, something like, "Save to disk using... -> Template one".

I don't know if a plugin exist already for doing this.

Another thing, where is the list of recently used templates stored? I'd like to clean it up and just keep the two mentioned templates - right now there are about 9 different templates.


Many thanks!
PF
Mine (coded by chaley) is a little more complex:

1)Series are not all by the same Author (so starting with Author is a poor idea)
2)There is a count limit on top level file/folder names
3)My device booklist is shown by folder. 8 entries at a time. (sort is only by Alpha or Date modified) I use Alpha
So I use:
00NoSeries (rises to the top of the list) folder when no series
and
<first_letter>-series (to group the series that start with the same letter) when it has a series name


Code:
program: 
test(	field('series'), 
	strcat(
		substr(field('series'), 0, 1),
		template("-series/{series}/{series_index:0>2s}-{title}_{id}_{authors}")
	),
	template("00noseries/{author_sort[0]}_authors/{authors}/{title}_{id}-{authors}")
)
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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There isn't a need for two different templates my current template addresses books with and without series. Adjust as needed.

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{author_sort}/{series:||-}{series_index:05.2f||-}{title}
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Mine (coded by chaley) is a little more complex:

1)Series are not all by the same Author (so starting with Author is a poor idea)
2)There is a count limit on top level file/folder names
3)My device booklist is shown by folder. 8 entries at a time. (sort is only by Alpha or Date modified) I use Alpha
So I use:
00NoSeries (rises to the top of the list) folder when no series
and
<first_letter>-series (to group the series that start with the same letter) when it has a series name


Code:
program: 
test(	field('series'), 
	strcat(
		substr(field('series'), 0, 1),
		template("-series/{series}/{series_index:0>2s}-{title}_{id}_{authors}")
	),
	template("00noseries/{author_sort[0]}_authors/{authors}/{title}_{id}-{authors}")
)
Many thanks, theducks.

Where do you enter that code? In the Saving To Disk templates?
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:45 AM   #5
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I just use this so there is no need to change templates.

Code:
{authors}/{series}/{title}/{series} {series_index:0>2s|| - }{title} - {authors}
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Many thanks, theducks.

Where do you enter that code? In the Saving To Disk templates?
Yes
Copy and paste. Includes the word Program and include the last bracket

BTW I know of no way to clean out past entries other than wiping all your Calibre settings.
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I just use this so there is no need to change templates.

Code:
{authors}/{series}/{title}/{series} {series_index:0>2s|| - }{title} - {authors}
Many thanks, Ron.

Interesting template and looks like it does what I'm looking for.
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Copy and paste. Includes the word Program and include the last bracket

BTW I know of no way to clean out past entries other than wiping all your Calibre settings.
Many thanks, theducks.

But these templates must be stored somewhere, a json file perhaps?

I'm not in the mood of wiping all my Calibre settings. It has taken me a long time to set it up the way I like it. Right now it's working like a swiss clock
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Another thing, where is the list of recently used templates stored? I'd like to clean it up and just keep the two mentioned templates - right now there are about 9 different templates.
They are in the file gui.py in your configuration directory. The variables are save_to_disk_template_history and send_to_device_template_history.

You can't edit these variables, but you can delete them. Delete everything from the beginning of the comment above the variable to the blank line after the variable.

Best to save a copy, just in case ...
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They are in the file gui.py in your configuration directory. The variables are save_to_disk_template_history and send_to_device_template_history.

You can't edit these variables, but you can delete them. Delete everything from the beginning of the comment above the variable to the blank line after the variable.

Best to save a copy, just in case ...
Many thanks, chaley.

One last thing. When saving series, they are saved as
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instead of
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The Crusades Trilogy
as they are called.

Any way of changing this behavior? Not a big thing, though. I can always rename the series folder.
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Any way of changing this behavior? Not a big thing, though. I can always rename the series folder.
Check out Preferences - tweaks I think there is some way there to differentiate between Library order and alphabetical order.
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Check out Preferences - tweaks I think there is some way there to differentiate between Library order and alphabetical order.
That's it, Walt

It's "Control formatting of title and series when...".

It was set to
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save_template_title_series_sorting = 'library_order'
I've changed it to
Code:
save_template_title_series_sorting = 'strictly_alphabetic'
and it's perfect.

I don't cease to be amazed by Calibre and by the Calibre comunity.

Many thanks, guys.
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Just to add.

I've changed Ron's template a bit like this:
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{authors}/{series}/{series_index:0>2s|| - }{title}/{series} {series_index:0>2s|| - }{title} - {authors}
This way, the series index is prepended the series title and the folders display in the right order. Probably unnecessary for some but it's working perfect for me.
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I've changed Ron's template a bit like this:
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{authors}/{series}/{series_index:0>2s|| - }{title}/{series} {series_index:0>2s|| - }{title} - {authors}
This way, the series index is prepended the series title and the folders display in the right order. Probably unnecessary for some but it's working perfect for me.
That seems a bit odd. You get a folder for each author. In the author folder you get a folder for each series. In the series folder you get a folder for each book in the series. In that final folder you have a single book. Why not put all the books in the series into the series folder? They'll sort correctly by series_index the same way your folders for each book are sorting. What's the point of one folder per book?
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That seems a bit odd. You get a folder for each author. In the author folder you get a folder for each series. In the series folder you get a folder for each book in the series. In that final folder you have a single book. Why not put all the books in the series into the series folder? They'll sort correctly by series_index the same way your folders for each book are sorting. What's the point of one folder per book?
Heh, you are absolutely right.

I've modified the template to:
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{authors}/{series}/{series_index:0>2s|| - }{title} - {authors}
Looks better, but maybe someone has a better template?

Many thanks
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