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Can I change the field value for multiple items in one go?

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » Can I change the field value for multiple items in one go?

Yes you can by using the “Edit Multiple” feature: Edit Multiple Books

User Defined Fields

Managing your Database » User Defined Fields

If you feel like you’re missing a field you really need for your collection, the Manage User Defined Fields screen comes in handy. Add User Defined Fields to your Book’s Edit Screen You can add User Defined Fields to your own User Tab in the Edit screen.…

Sorting your collection

Browsing » Sorting your collection

With your collection stored digitally on your computer, sorting your list in various different ways can be done in a few clicks: Click a Column Header Sorting on Multiple Fields Sorting by Author/Title Sorting by Person fields Sorting on Date Added Click a…

Editing Multiple Books

Managing your Database » Edit Book Entries » Editing Multiple Books

You can edit multiple books in one go by using the Edit Multiple screen. !Edit Multiple is the only feature in Book Collector that overwrites existing data. Use it with great care. Editing Multiple Books Select the books you want to edit by checking the checkboxes…

Your Wish List

Getting Started » Your Wish List

Book Collector can be a great help in keeping track of the books you plan to buy or watch: your Wish List. The “Collection Status” field You control the status of a book in your collection with the Collection Status field. Possible values for this field…

Re-assigning Index Numbers

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Re-assigning Index Numbers

How Index numbers work Book Collector automatically assigns and increments index numbers. The Index value is assigned when you add an book to the database. The next book you add to your collection will have an index number that is incremented by 1. Each Index number…

Editing your book entries

Getting Started » Editing your book entries

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…

Add, Edit, Merge List Items

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Add, Edit, Merge List Items

With every book you add to your collection, Book Collector stores common information in Lists. These lists come in most handy when add, or edit new books. All common information, such as Year, Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc., is stored in Lists that you can…

Edit Book Screen

Managing your Database » Edit Book Entries » Edit Book Screen

All editing takes place in the “Edit Book” screen, which you can open with the Edit button on the toolbar (blue pencil button) or by choosing Edit Book from the Edit menu. In this screen, you can find all the book’s properties, on multiple tab…

Your database and images

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images

My authors are not sorted correctly? Some authors are duplicated / split up? Download from CLZ Cloud is disabled: “Upload New Fields First” How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? Move all userdata and images to a…

Filter

Browsing » Searching » Filter

With the filter screen you can filter your books on all sorts of details. You may be looking for a book with a specific price (or maybe higher than / lower than) or perhaps a book from a certain year. You can create a filter for every field you have added to your books…

Grouping into Folders

Browsing » Grouping into Folders

Introduction Folder grouping allow you to browse your books grouped into folders. Almost any field in Book Collector can be set as a folder group option. Book Collector comes with a variety of pre-set folder group sets, but you can also create your own Saved Folder…

Full import via CLZ Cloud

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Full import via CLZ Cloud

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the CLZ Cloud Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into CLZ Cloud, and then syncing those items from CLZ Cloud to Book Collector on your computer. 1. Importing your Text/CSV file to…

Find duplicate books

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Find duplicate books

You can use this tool to find out if you’ve accidentally added multiple versions of the same book, but perhaps with a different barcode or something else. Find and remove duplicate books Click menu Tools > Maintenance > Find Duplicates. Select which field…

My authors are not sorted correctly?

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » My authors are not sorted correctly?

If you find that your author list is not sorted correctly, that is most likely to be caused by incorrect author sort names. The easiest way to check and correct author sort names is through the Manage Pick Lists screen. To open that screen, click menu Edit, then…

Loan Manager

Managing your Database » Loan Manager

Introduction Book Collector’s Loan Manager allows you to track books that you’ve loaned, who you’ve loaned them to and when they are due to be returned. The Loan Manager can also warn you when a book on loan is overdue. Contents Loaning…

I do not see my data any more.

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » I do not see my data any more.

It is highly unlikely that your data is gone. Upgrading to a newer version never causes you to lose any data. When you start the new version for the first time, your database will be opened as well. If we have worked on database changes (such as new fields) the new…

Update File Links

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Update File Links

Your books in Book Collector uses filepaths to show and open actual (image and digital book) files from their original location on your computer. It can only show/open these files if they are in the location that the filepath is telling Book Collector they are. If…

Choosing Columns

Browsing » Choosing Columns

Contents Adding or Removing a Column Change the order of the columns Create/change a Saved Column Preset Adding or Removing a Column: To add or remove a column, first access the Column Field Selection screen: Windows: Click on menu View > Columns > Select…

My ISBN is not recognized by your online database, what now?

Frequently Asked Questions » Automatic data and images from the central online book database » My ISBN is not recognized by your online database, what now?

Our own central online book database contains over 23 million different ISBNs, and on top of that, uses many online libraries all over the world as fall-back sources. But still, it can happen that your ISBN is not recognized, maybe because your book is very new, or…

Export to CLZ Books: “Device not found”

Troubleshooting » Export to CLZ Books: “Device not found”

If you can’t find your mobile device running CLZ Books using the “File > Export to > CLZ Mobile” with WiFi, there’s a few possible causes you can check to making it work: Contents Make sure you have Bonjour installed CLZ Books is not on the…