Changing covers in metadata

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Inglenook
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Changing covers in metadata

I have sent 2 requests to the support team asking for assistance in changing the book cover in the edit metadata field. I have had no response so I thought I would ask the question in the Forum.

I would be grateful for any guidance.

admin
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Hi Desiree, probably our replies didn't reach your inbox.

To insert cover to book metadata, make a right click on the book, select Edit file metadata
and in the opened window click "Set From Book Card" icon under the cover

The batch conversion is not available for now

Inglenook
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No, I didn't get email replies so I am grateful you responded in this thread. I am needing more help - I'm afraid Calibre is much better for editing metadata so I am using that. I then imported into Alfa (because I prefer everything else about the programme). I tried to copy the files into a folder ready to transfer to my Samsung tablet where I use Moon reader +. The files would only copy the first file even though all the files were selected. I have used the file copy function before and it worked - I have no idea why it would not when the library now consists of files imported from Calibre. Please help - last night while trying to work it all out I accidentally deleted my Calibre library where I had updated the metadata on about 1300 files - I think I'm going a bit mad ;) Please help - and would you respond here as it appears there is a problem with email communication/ Many thanks Wendy

admin
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Wendy, if you want to copy/move multiple books, you need to use File Manager.

Here you can see how to use it:
http://alfaebooks.com/help/copymove_multiple_book_files

Inglenook
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That is exactly what I have been doing - I have done this before with no problems. I re read thh FAQ to make sure I was doing it correctly. I'm not someone to waste the time of support personnel when the answers are readily available. Now that the entire library consists of files imported from Calibre it seems to not want to work. Is there a conversion problem or something else preventing the files being able to be copied?

admin
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Wendy, when you copy/move files, it doesn't matter where they were imported from.

Please check if the files are actually attached to books cards in Alfa and if their paths are valid. Maybe they where not imported?