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Old 09-06-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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What's the quickest and easiest way of sending a list of books to some one?
Before anyone suggests Calibre, I've tried that (and tried it and tried it) and I'm too dumb to work it out.
Last hope before I start typing the titles out. (Copying and pasting icons don't work either. )
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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Where is the list of books now?
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They're on my computer, all filed under "my ebooks".
Most of them are listed in Calibre and there's a few on my reader, but all of them are on the PC.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:06 PM   #4
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In Calibre, there's an Icon called "Convert Books", with an arrow beside it. Click on the arrow to bring up the submenu. The last option is called, "Create catalog of books in your Calibre library". Click on that one.

This will create a file with a listing of the books in it. It looks like the default is "CSV", which stands for "Comma Separated Values". You can use that. You can also strip down the list of columns to include in the file.

That looks like the way to go.
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I've tried that but where does the file go?
I've got this complex doggerel come up in Excel, of all places.
Now I've found a list of authors but it won't copy...
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:41 PM   #6
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What's the quickest and easiest way of sending a list of books to some one?
If you are using a Windows based machine, open a command window in the directory containing your books. (To make that easier, you can install the Power Toys for Windows and use the "open command prompt here" from the right-click menu in Windows Explorer.) Then, when you have the command prompt open, type "dir *.* > dir.txt" (or whatever you want the file name to be) or "dir /b *.* > dir.txt". The "/b" means display the file names only, not size information. If you want to list the contents of subdirectories, "dir /s /b *.* > dir.txt".
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:08 PM   #7
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:12 PM   #8
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Apart from that I have no idea what you're talking about...
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:33 PM   #9
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I've tried that but where does the file go?
I've got this complex doggerel come up in Excel, of all places.
Now I've found a list of authors but it won't copy...
When you created the Catalog in CSV, part way along, it asked you where to put it.

If you create a EPUB catalog...
I puts it on the list of your books in Calibre.. Just export it with "Save to disk"
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If you are using a Windows based machine, open a command window in the directory containing your books. (To make that easier, you can install the Power Toys for Windows and use the "open command prompt here" from the right-click menu in Windows Explorer.) Then, when you have the command prompt open, type "dir *.* > dir.txt" (or whatever you want the file name to be) or "dir /b *.* > dir.txt". The "/b" means display the file names only, not size information. If you want to list the contents of subdirectories, "dir /s /b *.* > dir.txt".
With Calibre, that will be a PItA, since each book will be in its own directory. Otherwise, that's a good idea. My brain must be getting addled by all these GUI O/S's. I totally forgot about that.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:03 AM   #11
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The problem seems to be is that I want a list of books but it keeps coming up with the actual books, so I get this huge file that's virtually unworkable.
All I want to do is copy the list I have on the first page of Calibre, or copy the first page.
I mean, how hard can that be?

uh oh

The point is now moot, I seem to have lost all the books that I've added.


Fortunately the books are still on the computer file.


#*#&***@%
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I've moved the topic to ebook software>calibre
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Once you get your library back in Calibre, you can also do a print screen of the Calibre page. Then open any text processor and hit ctl v This will paste a copy of your print screen onto that page.

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Once you get your library back in Calibre, you can also do a print screen of the Calibre page. Then open any text processor and hit ctl v This will paste a copy of your print screen onto that page.

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Beat me to it.

If the list of books is too long for one screen shot just take multiple screen shots, scrolling down your list in calibre between shots.

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