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Old 05-16-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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Insert downloaded metadata from Calibre into PDF files?

Hi,

I'm wondering if there's a way for Calibre to export downloaded metadata back into the metadata area of pdf files. Specifically, I'd like to use the <author> and <title> tags (downloaded into Calibre and re-inserted into the pdfs) to batch rename pdf files.

I know this sounds like a complicated approach, but I've got large numbers of pdf files with file names that only include ISBN numbers (good for importing into Calibre), or ISBN numbers and random other text.

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Old 05-16-2010, 08:25 AM   #2
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I'm wondering if there's a way for Calibre to export downloaded metadata back into the metadata area of pdf files. Specifically, I'd like to use the <author> and <title> tags (downloaded into Calibre and re-inserted into the pdfs) to batch rename pdf files.
Sorry, but it isn't clear to me what you want to do. Do you want to put metadata into existing pdf files? Do you want to rename existing pdf files? Do you want to export your pdf files from calibre with a specific name and have the exported pdfs include the calibre metadata internally?

If the files are in calibre, why not just export them with whatever filename you want. The controls for that are in the Prefs|Add/Save area. {author} - {title} will name them as you want during export and there is an option on the Saving tab to include metadata during save. (BTW, be aware that some pdfs may be problematical when the metadata is written to them.)
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:54 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks! That's so much easier of course (even though it means creating extra copies of the original pdf files). Really appreciate your help.
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You can use this script:
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Instead of resurrecting these old threads you might want to create a new thread explaining your script.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:44 AM   #6
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Here is the new thread:
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