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Old 10-13-2016, 07:57 AM   #1
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Breaking down authors list

My ebook collection is growing rather large and the number of authors is approaching 800. Is there a way to further break down my authors list, so that rather than having only A-Z, Calibre will break letters with a lot of entries into smaller chunks? Aa-Am, An-Az etc.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:03 AM   #2
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Preferences->Look & Feel->Tag Browser->Category partitioning method

change it to partitioned instead of first letter, then you can specify the size of the groups yourself.
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I didn't notice that there was a drop-down box there. Might I make a feature request, to add a "Partitioned By First Letter" option?
What would be ideal for me is an alphabetical view, which would show the divisions when opened.
Something like this:

A
- Aa-Am
- An-Az
B
C
- Ca-Cg
- Ch-Cr
- Cs-Cz
D

If this is possible, please let me know.

I certainly can't complain, and I know the number of special requests like this are probably a nuisance to you. I appreciate everything you have done. As far as I'm concerned, Calibre is the only way to organize my library.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for your reply. I didn't notice that there was a drop-down box there. Might I make a feature request, to add a "Partitioned By First Letter" option?
What would be ideal for me is an alphabetical view, which would show the divisions when opened.
Something like this:

A
- Aa-Am
- An-Az
B
C
- Ca-Cg
- Ch-Cr
- Cs-Cz
D

If this is possible, please let me know.

I certainly can't complain, and I know the number of special requests like this are probably a nuisance to you. I appreciate everything you have done. As far as I'm concerned, Calibre is the only way to organize my library.
It is there already
Preferences: Look and Feel: Tag Browser: (2 settings)
Tags browser: :by First letter (pulldown)
Collapse when more than: (15 is default)
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:45 PM   #5
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I must be missing something then. No matter how I set these settings, I can only get authors sorted by letter or broken down into perfect sized chunks.
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I must be missing something then. No matter how I set these settings, I can only get authors sorted by letter or broken down into perfect sized chunks.
sorry Now I understand.

No! it is one or the other.
I hate the break point and had asked Kovid if the boundaries could only be at letter changes Ab, Ad... ant not bridge 2 groups.

No can do was the reply.
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:40 AM   #7
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Damn. It just gets a bit annoying, as out of 800 authors, 110 of them begin with S.
Maybe some day in the future.
Thanks for the quick and informative responses, as always. Great community here.
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