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Old 09-16-2018, 02:29 PM   #1
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IS there a way to add tags to my title?

title mostly says it all

basically i want to add all the tags of an ebook at the end of the title of said book. except i want to do it in bulk since theres a ton to go through.

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Old 09-16-2018, 05:22 PM   #2
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Why would you want to do that?

That said, you can do it via Bulk Metadata Edit->Search and replace, the key parameter is Mode, which you would set to Append to field.

If it's related to files sent to a Device you might be better off using a Metadata plugboard, rather than changing it in the library.

Do heed the warning at the top of the BME->S&R panel.

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Old 09-17-2018, 03:25 PM   #3
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+1

I can't imagine the need for doing this within the calibre environment, though I can easily see how it could be useful for books "exported" from calibre for use on a device. I do this with {series} info for my Kindle and for my Windows tablet with Freda as the reader.
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The other way to do it is with a custom column made by appending the tags to the title. Again, I don't see the purpose of displaying it like this in calibre, but I think this would be better than changing the underlying metadata.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:56 AM   #5
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so i have several shorts that i want to merge into an anthology, by having the tags in the title of each of the shorts, they would automatically also become part of the TOC in the combined epub making it easier to look for specific tags or something. i can see that its probably a super niche use-case.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:54 AM   #6
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@beejsbj - Have a look at the EpubMerge plugin, it may go some way to doing what you want.

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Old 09-21-2018, 10:16 PM   #7
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yup. thats the plugin im using for merging.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:58 PM   #8
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Doesn't it merge the tags?

Maybe ask for an enhancement in the plugin's thread - like 'put the tags for the book being merged in paragraph at the top of the corresponding output xhtml file.'

Polluting book title metadata with tags, dates etc, within the library itself is generally considered as a 'bad practice'. If you're going to discard the stories when you've done the merge, maybe that doesn't apply.

But, if I wanted to do this, I would create a "Workbench" library; then:
  • copy the Stories into it using Copy to Library tool;
  • do whatever it takes to create the Anthology, such as appending tags to Story titles (using Bulk Metadata Edit->S&R), before using ePubMerge;
  • move the Anthology into the main library (Copy to library with delete);
  • remove the Stories from the Workshop library and maybe the main library.

Doing it like this would mean if I stuff up, I can start again.

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Doesn't it merge the tags?

Maybe ask for an enhancement in the plugin's thread - like 'put the tags for the book being merged in paragraph at the top of the corresponding output xhtml file.'

Polluting book title metadata with tags, dates etc, within the library itself is generally considered as a 'bad practice'. If you're going to discard the stories when you've done the merge, maybe that doesn't apply.

But, if I wanted to do this, I would create a "Workbench" library; then:
  • copy the Stories into it using Copy to Library tool;
  • do whatever it takes to create the Anthology, such as appending tags to Story titles (using Bulk Metadata Edit->S&R), before using ePubMerge;
  • move the Anthology into the main library (Copy to library with delete);
  • remove the Stories from the Workshop library and maybe the main library.

Doing it like this would mean if I stuff up, I can start again.

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I don't ever remember seeing it (C2lL merge metadata into an occupied field. I embed metadata before I move, but that only allows me to use the MDE read from selected format (after the transfer) and that stomps any previous values.
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But, if I wanted to do this, I would create a "Workbench" library; then:
  • copy the Stories into it using Copy to Library tool;
  • do whatever it takes to create the Anthology, such as appending tags to Story titles (using Bulk Metadata Edit->S&R), before using ePubMerge;
  • move the Anthology into the main library (Copy to library with delete);
  • remove the Stories from the Workshop library and maybe the main library.

Doing it like this would mean if I stuff up, I can start again.

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Yup thats exactly what i was trying to do. the only problem i was having was with the 2nd point. i still am trying to figure out how to use Bulk metaedit to do what i wanna do.
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Yup thats exactly what i was trying to do. the only problem i was having was with the 2nd point. i still am trying to figure out how to use Bulk metaedit to do what i wanna do.
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