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#1  Awpayne@outlook. 11-14-2019, 11:22 PM
Can I use calibre to manage books that I have scanned in pdf or is it just for e-pub books
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#2  Sirtel 11-14-2019, 11:24 PM
Quote Awpayne@outlook.
Can I use calibre to manage books that I have scanned in pdf or is it just for e-pub books
You can use calibre for books in any format, or even without a format at all (only metadata without actual files).
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#3  DNSB 11-15-2019, 01:35 AM
Or pretty much anything you want to catalog. One friend of mine uses calibre to manage his audio book and video collections as well as his ebook and pbook collections.
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#4  FrustratedReader 11-15-2019, 05:20 AM
Quote Awpayne@outlook.
Can I use calibre to manage books that I have scanned in pdf or is it just for e-pub books
I have many 100s of PDFs on Calibre. Only a small number can be used on my ereader (like A5 or A6 sized equipment manuals). Some smaller old scanned text books work on my newest ereader as it's 7" @300dpi (Kobo Libra H2O). Others are managed for my 10" windows tablet via a microSD card (save to Disk option). Also Calibre can invoke a PDF viewer. I've not yet add all the old magazines I've download for research over the years or the massive collection of electronics datasheets as I'd need a 12" to 13" non-widescreen tablet for those. They are all in an organised directory structure, so I use the filebrowser and standalone PDF viewer.

I've contemplated putting my paper books, VHS, CDs, DVDs, Cassettes, BDs and home made 8mm videos in it. But I think there are better solutions that can use a barcode scanner (I have two).

So for now I only have electronically readable content that works on the ereaders or tablets. You can in theory catalogue anything in it, you don't have to store the content. So Lego parts, Electronic components, insects etc are possible. Add a column for quantity.

You can have multiple libraries and use multiple devices (and track content even when not connected by extra per device columns).
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#5  theducks 11-15-2019, 11:57 AM
There is only 1 rule: only 1 of any single format PER BOOK.
You and have every possible format for that book in a single entry, but only 1 of any of those. (there are tricks)
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#6  harriska2 11-22-2019, 12:32 PM
Yeah, I have multiple pdf files so I name them .pdf1, .pdf2, etc. Don’t like it but there it is.
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#7  underscore 11-25-2019, 05:06 AM
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I've contemplated putting my paper books, VHS, CDs, DVDs, Cassettes, BDs and home made 8mm videos in it. But I think there are better solutions that can use a barcode scanner (I have two).
For movies, i like gcstar.
Enough calibre like.
If you give it a folder of well titled files, it's gonna retrieve proper metadata from internet archives.
It can do other kind of items collections but i never used it for.
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