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Old 06-29-2010, 12:18 PM   #1
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How to change source file without re-entering meta data?

Hi,

I have some .PDF ebook source files, and have added them to calibre, edited the meta data, added covers, etc., and then converted to .MOBI format for use on my Blackberry.

In the end, I decided the formatting of the .PDF sources wasn't to my liking, plus there were some errors that needed correcting, so I converted the .PDF to .HTML, and edited the files so they are perfect.

So now I want to replace the .PDF sources with the updated .HTML ones, but I don't want to simply add them as new books, because of the effort I already went through adding them to calibre and entering the meta data, etc.

Is there a simple way to change out the .PDF source for the .HTML so I can reconvert to .MOBI?

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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In calibre, select the book in question, then press 'E' to edit metadata. In the upper-right corner you will find a book icon with a + on it. This adds a format to a book. Push it, add the HTML , and press OK. You now will have both the PDF and HTML formats attached to the book.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:22 PM   #4
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This is a great example of what I keep reminding people of: In calibre, a book isn't a file. A book is an abstract object that consists of zero or more files of content plus calibre's stored metadata. The book isn't the pdf file, or the html file, or the mobi file, or any other file; they're just formats the book contents exist in. So as chaley says, you just have to add whatever formats -- whatever specific files -- you want to the abstraction called a book.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:12 PM   #5
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Good tip. Thanks!
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