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Old 04-18-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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{Rating} multiplied by two?

I'm trying to work out how to use Calibre to send books to my device in the customized manner I want. I'd like to sort my books by rating, so I've been trying to use the {rating} tag in the customization options like so:

{rating}/{author} - {title}

What I've been getting, though, instead of 0-5 stars (which is how I've set up my rating system), I'm getting 0,2,4,6,8,10 stars.

I assume this is because Calibre was set up to support a half star system in this export, but... I would really rather just have 0-5 like I was expecting. Is there a trick to get that in the preferences set up?

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Old 04-19-2011, 05:01 AM   #2
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Sigh... Yet another place where the legacy 0-10 scale shows up.

I have fixed this. The fix should appear in the next release.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:10 PM   #3
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Sweet, I found a low-severity bug?

Thanks!

I'm also wondering... There's the option to organize the books by tags, but I use my tags to indicate Genre and Source (i.e., where the book came from. This is important to me as a reviewer, because if a book came from an author or a publisher, I have to note that in my review due to federal reviewing guidelines.)

If I have 10 Genre tags and 10 Source tags, and I use one of each for each book, that's...a LOT of permutations to sort through if I were to do an export along the lines of:

{tags}/{author} - {title}

Is there a way in Calibre to designate WHICH tags are allowed for use in the send-to-device naming? If I could set it up so that only my Genre tags are used or only my Source tags are used, that would mean I would only have 10 folders to sort through instead of 100 or whatever.

I realize this would be kind of tricky to implement - you'd have to generate a list of all the existing tags and let the user pick which ones are used in the {tags} variable, but I thought it might not hurt to ask if it was on the list...

Thank you again - I LOVE CALIBRE!
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I'm also wondering... There's the option to organize the books by tags, but I use my tags to indicate Genre and Source (i.e., where the book came from. This is important to me as a reviewer, because if a book came from an author or a publisher, I have to note that in my review due to federal reviewing guidelines.)

If I have 10 Genre tags and 10 Source tags, and I use one of each for each book, that's...a LOT of permutations to sort through if I were to do an export along the lines of:

{tags}/{author} - {title}

Is there a way in Calibre to designate WHICH tags are allowed for use in the send-to-device naming? If I could set it up so that only my Genre tags are used or only my Source tags are used, that would mean I would only have 10 folders to sort through instead of 100 or whatever.

I realize this would be kind of tricky to implement - you'd have to generate a list of all the existing tags and let the user pick which ones are used in the {tags} variable, but I thought it might not hurt to ask if it was on the list...
There is nothing like that on the to-do list.

The 'right' way to do this is not to intermix dissimilar information in the same field, but instead to make custom columns that hold a particular information type. In your case, given that you say there is one value per book, create a text 'genre' column and a text 'reviewers' column. You can them choose which column to use in templates according to the need-of-the-moment.

If you might have more than one reviewer/genre for a book (which is likely for genre), use a tags-like custom column.
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Chaley,

Naw, I'm pretty anal about one-source-per-book and one-genre-per-book. I didn't know about the custom columns, so I will definitely see if I can't use those instead of tags - that sounds like exactly what I need. Thank you!!

EDIT: That worked perfectly - thank you again!

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