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Old 11-06-2018, 01:28 AM   #1
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Changing Font Color for individual items in Calibre

I like to keep entries in Calibre after the books have been read. What I would like to do is highlight those entries in a different font color so that I can quickly see what has been read. However if this is not possible could individual entries be changed to upper case or bold type.

if you have any suggestions it would be appreciated.

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Old 11-06-2018, 02:39 AM   #3
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Yes I can see look and feel - I presume I change all columns for the particular entry I wan't to change the font color but then I get lost with info re template etc

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You should not need an Advanced rule

You need a column to indicate you've read the book, you could use Rating - something like the following (whilst Rating shows as stars internally its a number between 0 and 5). This colours the line

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Or you could create a Y/N custom column and do the following. This colours the Title Cell only.

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But IMO if you have a Y//N column you don't need to colour anything - Y/N columns are displayed as a Green Tick/Red Cross glyph.

I think some e-readers can return a 'read' status to calibre, as can Calibre Companion

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I like to keep entries in Calibre after the books have been read. What I would like to do is highlight those entries in a different font color so that I can quickly see what has been read. However if this is not possible could individual entries be changed to upper case or bold type.

if you have any suggestions it would be appreciated.

Les
I use a Virtual Library for this (actually, I have 2. One shows Have Read, the To Read).

Have Read:
Code:
#finished:true and formats:True
I check formats, because I use Empty Books as my wishlist
#finished is a date

To read:
Code:
Not #finished:>12/31/2000 and formats:true and not formats:other
The year 2000 is my 'Abandoned' (aka not my cupa) flag, 'other' is not a device compatible item
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Yes I can see look and feel - I presume I change all columns for the particular entry I wan't to change the font color but then I get lost with info re template etc

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I remove any ratings that are automatically imported with the ebook, and then I rate each book I read. Then I use the look and feel>column coloring settings to create a rule that says, "If the Rating column is greater than value: 0" to change all columns to red.
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I remove any ratings that are automatically imported with the ebook, and then I rate each book I read. Then I use the look and feel>column coloring settings to create a rule that says, "If the Rating column is greater than value: 0" to change all columns to red.
You can avoid DOWNLOADING Metadata ratings by configuring the Metadata Download (remove the tick next to ratings. The choce ia do it for all or configure each source).
Unfortunately, this does not disable ratings embedded in the book during the ADD to Library action.
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