Here’s how you can efficiently edit your book entries, e.g. to add personal information, like purchase info, notes, your own ratings, etc..
Editing a single book
All editing takes place in the “Edit Book” screen, which you can open with the Edit button on the toolbar or by choosing Edit Book from the Edit menu.
In this screen, you can find all the book’s properties, on multiple tab pages. Many of the book details will already be filled in, provided by our online database. You can modify it all, to change or to complete the information.
However, the main reason to edit your book entries, is to add information that is specific to you, e.g. when and where you purchased the book, who in your household owns it, your personal notes or ratings, etc…
The most important personal fields are in the “fixed” area at the bottom of the screen, the rest can be found on the tab page called “Personal”.
After changing some fields, click the OK button to save the changes and return to the main screen of Book Collector. If you’re unhappy with the changes, click Cancel.
Editing Multiple books
If you need to change the properties of many books, e.g. to set the Owner field for all your books, or to set the Purchase Date for all your recently added books, you can use Edit Multiple
- First of all, you need to make sure that the books you want to edit are listed in the “list panel”. Choose View > Folders > No Folders to have all your books show up there.
- Now select the ones you want to edit. You can use the standard Ctrl/CMD+click and Shift+click to select multiple books.
- From the menu, choose Edit > Edit Multiple Books. This opens the Edit Multiple Books screen, which is the same as the normal Edit Book screen, but with all fields shown empty.
- All values you enter here will be applied to all selected books.
- If you leave a box empty, that field will be left untouched for all selected books.
When you’re done making changes, click OK. That’s it, you have changed multiple books in your database in one go.
If you’d like to clear a field for all books you’re editing at the same time, click in the field and press F8.
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