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Old 08-04-2016, 01:05 PM   #1
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Question Use "short" instead of "full" title for title sort & renaming?

Especially for Non-Fiction books, the title metadata frequently not only contains the actual title, but also a subtitle, e.g.

"A Visual Astronomer's Photographic Guide to the Deep Sky: A Pocket Field Guide (Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide)"

This produces incorrect or ugly results both with the {title_sort} "library order" format and with naming the book on export.

What I would like to achieve is for books with a title of the form "{short_title}: {subtitle}" like the above:

{title_sort} = library_order{short_title} ("Visual Astronomer's Photographic Guide to the Deep Sky, A")

If the {title} does not contain a ":" (i.e. indication of no subtitle being present) then {short_title}={title}

renamed exported file = "{short_title} - {author_sort} - {publisher} - {pubdate}"

Can this be done in Calibre? If so, I would be grateful for any pointers, examples etc. you could give me.


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