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Old 09-20-2011, 08:18 AM   #1
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Tidying Up My Library

Hi,

I want to tidy up my books, for some reason I have always edited my titles to include the published year before the start of the title, I want to stop this and just have the title

Bernard Cornwell - (2004) The Last Kingdom
Christopher Brookmyre - (1996) Quite Ugly One Morning
Conn Iggulden - (2003) The Gates Of Rome

How can I batch edit to remove the years from the title (xxxx) to clean the library up, will I have to convert all my books again just to achieve this? or is there some way just to remove the years part without converting again?

Jay
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How can I batch edit to remove the years from the title (xxxx) to clean the library up, will I have to convert all my books again just to achieve this? or is there some way just to remove the years part without converting again?
Highlight all books needing renamed (test on 3 or 4 books first)
open edit metadata window
click on the Search and replace tab
set search mode to Regular expression
Search field: title
search for: (\(\d+\)\s)
Replace field: empty
Destination field: title

Verify test text and the test result columns show what you expect then click OK.

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Cheers dwanthny,

That sorted it, 2379 books in the library looking the correct way, can't remember why I inserted the year into the title many moons ago

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Highlight all books needing renamed (test on 3 or 4 books first)
open edit metadata window
click on the Search and replace tab
set search mode to Regular expression
Search field: title
search for: (\(\d+\)\s)
Replace field: empty
Destination field: title

Verify test text and the test result columns show what you expect then click OK.
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