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Old 09-12-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
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A little tip regarding collections

Perhaps this is common knowledge and in which case I apologize. But I just now found out that you can click-right on a collection - choose 'add/remove books' to quickly add books to that collection. I had been doing the same thing - but on each individual book instead! My old way of doing it was of course much, much slower.

Just in case anyone hadn't noticed like myself until 5 minutes ago.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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Yes, this is an enormously faster way to assign books to collections than right-clicking on the book. It's always worth repeating these things.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:10 PM   #4
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Perhaps this is common knowledge and in which case I apologize. But I just now found out that you can click-right on a collection - choose 'add/remove books' to quickly add books to that collection. I had been doing the same thing - but on each individual book instead! My old way of doing it was of course much, much slower.

Just in case anyone hadn't noticed like myself until 5 minutes ago.
i was making the same mistake, until i read in some kindle tips article - felt so stupid - since this is pretty obvious.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:26 PM   #5
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Yes it's a good tip. It took me around an hour sorting over 500 books into collections on my new Kindle using this method - I dread to think what it would have been adding them one by one.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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And don't forget that when you're adding books to collections, you can select "Menu->add all books on this page" to make things go even faster.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:41 PM   #7
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And don't forget that when you're adding books to collections, you can select "Menu->add all books on this page" to make things go even faster.
I have never tried that, and I had to set up THREE Kindles. I'll probably forget that by the next time I need it, too!

Once the overall list of books gets large, I prefer to duck each book into a collection individually. Sort by collections, enter a collection, and leave it. That collection is now at the top, and any book in the main list can be placed in that collection by pressing right, click the joystick twice, and press BACK twice. This works great if most of your books are already tucked into a collection, and then you add a few more.

Since books can be a member of more than one collection, I also re-add a chosen few books into a "<NOW READING>" collection. That collection generally floats to the top through heavy use, of course.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:02 AM   #8
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:50 AM   #9
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:35 AM   #10
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And don't forget that when you're adding books to collections, you can select "Menu->add all books on this page" to make things go even faster.
It can't be true. Too late: I just sorted all my books, without realizing that option, did use the other option though. I'm feeling like a fool. Thanks, hope I'll remember it next time.

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Old 09-13-2010, 01:40 AM   #11
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:38 AM   #12
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Ooops, sorry guys, I mentioned this tip before the K3's started arriving. Cant remember which thread though, but it was a while back.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:36 AM   #13
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Yes, I think it was you who told me about it. It certainly saved me a huge amount of time!
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:46 AM   #14
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Me too Harry T! My K3 left side page turn buttons dont work properly anymore so I have to do the collections thing all over again....
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I downloaded the Kindle Collection Manager from here:-

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94261

It was excellent.

All my collections done on the PC with a real keyboard and mouse.

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