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Old 04-15-2021, 04:58 PM   #1
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Is there an easier way to import paired epub and mobi versions?

So far, I'm only aware of 2 options:

1. Import one format, then manually add the other.

2. Import both formats, then manually merge the appropriate book records.

I can't find anything about importing them in the manual. https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/
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Preferences > Adding Books > Adding Actions > Auto-merge added books if they already exist
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So far, I'm only aware of 2 options:

1. Import one format, then manually add the other.

2. Import both formats, then manually merge the appropriate book records.

I can't find anything about importing them in the manual. https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/
If both formats are in the same folder :

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Old 04-15-2021, 06:59 PM   #4
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Thanks.

1. I list the distributors and publishers in the metadata. I don't want to merge different versions, because that would screw up the metadata, just different formats of the same version.

1 workaround. Using the same-folder setting would probably help.

2. I have trouble navigating from Calibre to the different folders, I much prefer to navigate in the Finder, select the books, and Open With > Calibre.

2 workaround. Navigating in the Finder, then moving the books to a transfer or auto-import folder should work.

P.S. I can't find the setting for multi-file books shown above, or a setting to move files to another folder to avoid deletion during auto-import.

A possible workaround is to give up on auto-import, but keep a consistent transfer folder for these imports.

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2. I have trouble navigating from Calibre to the different folders, I much prefer to navigate in the Finder, select the books, and Open With > Calibre.
- me too, I get the same result with File Explorer->Send To.

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A possible workaround is to give up on auto-import, but keep a consistent transfer folder for these imports.
I gave up on autoadd because I had too many cases where I needed to adjust Preferences.

I would copy the mobi to the clipboard, add the epub from Finder as you do now, then and use calibre Add Books->Add files to selected book records from clipboard to paste the mobi into the just created book record -- the Alt+Shift+V in my prior screenshot is a custom shortcut.

If you had an epub, and a mobi and a txt, you could then copy the mobi and the txt to the clipboard, add the epub to create the book, paste the clipboard items into the just created book record.

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