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Old 09-16-2021, 10:30 AM   #1
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Question Suggestions for Editing Scribd Formated Titles in Calibre

I have several items in calibre that I've downloaded from Scribd's documents. Documents from Scribd download with the name like so - 12345678-A-Study-In-Scarlet. First, there's a series of numbers, then a dash between all the letters in the name. I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion for an easy way to fix this, either in the process of downloading (I've tried changing the name in the download, it doesn't change the name in Calibre), or as a mass "Edit Metadata" change, or a plugin. Even just a solution for removing the dashes would help.
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Old 09-16-2021, 01:51 PM   #2
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Couple of questions

Is this the file name
OR
is this what showed up in the Title column of Calibre?

Also
What is the setting for:
Preferences: adding books:reading metadata (a tab): Read metadata from file contents rather than file name.


If that was NOT ticked, the correction of existing books may be real simple.
TEST ON 1 BOOK
in the Metadata editor: select the imported format on the right: then CLICK THE ICON NEAR IT WITH THE PENCIL That reads what is in the book (note this will not work if you have done something that caused the book to update internals from Calibre: Polish, Embed metadata, Even saving from the Editor (T).
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Couple of questions

Is this the file name
OR
is this what showed up in the Title column of Calibre?
I should have specified, sorry. This is actually both, the file name AND the title in the title column. I've tried changing the file name, it doesn't change the Title, unfortunately.

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What is the setting for:
Preferences: adding books:reading metadata (a tab): Read metadata from file contents rather than file name.
It is (was already) ticked.

Finally, I haven't done anything that causes the documents (quite a few of them, I have a bad habit of downloading anything that sounds interesting) to update internals.
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Old 09-18-2021, 12:05 AM   #4
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Presumably those documents have no internal metadata. So you can use the search and replace functionality in the bulk metadata edit dialog to fix the titles.
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