Import from CSV
If before finding Alfa you used to manage your book collection in Excel, Access or another book organizer, you can quickly import all your books to Alfa using the "Import from CSV" tool.
Before importing your book list, open it in Excel and arrange the columns in the following order:
Title, Authors, Genres, Tags, Publisher, ISBN, Publish Date, Series, Format, File, FrontCover, BackCover, Custom 1, Custom 2, Custom 3, Custom 4, Custom 5
(if a book has several authors, genres, tags - separate them with coma)
If you don't have one of these parameters - just leave the column empty.
Then save the table as CSV file. Open File -> Import from CSV file (in Alfa) and do the import.
Note, that the CSV file should be in UTF8 encoding. Other encodings may result in character transformation. If your Excel works with other encoding, than after saving table to CSV, open this file in Notepad, and save to TXT file with UTF8 encoding.