- 8.1. How do I enter multiple authors?
- 8.2. Can I modify what the printed page looks like?
- 8.3. How do I group by a property other than the ones listed in the toolbar?
- 8.4. Why does all that gobbledy-gook show up when I run Tellico?
- 8.5. How do I change which columns are shown?
- 8.6. How do I filter by something like the "Read" field?
- 8.7. How do I add new entry templates?
- 8.8. Compiling and installing went fine, but when Tellico starts up, the window is blank. What's wrong?
- 8.9. How do I export additional bibtex fields?
- 8.10. What happened to Bookcase?
- 8.11. What does the name Tellico have to do with anything?
- 8.12. What do you include those links to Amazon.com in the search results?
- 8.13. Why don't you use a real database?
How do I enter multiple authors?
Author names should be separated by a semi-colon, like so:
Other properties which allow multiple values, like "genre" and "keywords", are entered in the same way, with a semi-colon (;) separating each value.
Can I modify what the printed page looks like?
Yes, most certainly. Find the file
Be aware that the
How do I group by a property other than the ones listed in the toolbar?
To allow grouping by a field which doesn't allow grouping by default, check the "Allow Grouping" box for that particular field in the "Collection Fields" dialog.
Why does all that gobbledy-gook show up when I run Tellico?
is debug info. At compile time, this can be stopped by compiling with
The last message is slightly different, it just means your Qt™ installation was compiled with some debugging information.
Or, if Tellico is already installed, run
How do I change which columns are shown?
Right-click on the header bar. You can also drag the headers to re-order the columns, and click on them to sort by that field.
How do I filter by something like the "Read" field?
Internally, the checkbox fields in Tellico are saved as "true", so if you'd like to filter to show only the science fiction books which you've not read, for example, then you have two rules. Make sure the "Match all of the following" button is checked. Set the first rule to have "Genre" "contains" "Science Fiction" (no quotes) and the second rule to have "Read" "does not contain" "true" (no quotes).
Also, the quick filter in the toolbar will match any field, and if there is a non-word character, the text is interpreted as a regular expression. So if you quickly want to filter your books to show those by Weber or Bujold, then type "weber|bujold" (no quotes) in the toolbar.
How do I add new entry templates?
Entry templates should be saved in
Templates for the Report Dialog are saved in
Compiling and installing went fine, but when Tellico starts up, the window is blank. What's wrong?
KDE programs look for data in the locations defined in the
How do I export additional bibtex fields?
Tellico uses the bibtex property to know how to export bibtex fields. If you want to add additional fields to export, such as an abstract, open up the Collection Fields Dialog, and click the button. Add a bibtex property with value abstract. Then, when you export to bibtex or bibtexml, that property will be used for the bibtex field name.
What happened to Bookcase?
Due to a trademark conflict, Bookcase was renamed Tellico in September 2004. Tellico 0.12 was then released, which was identical to Bookcase 0.11, except for the name change.
What does the name Tellico have to do with anything?
I thought about several other names, a few of which were connected with book collections. However, Tellico can handle more than just books, and besides, this is a hobby, so I chose a neat-sounding (to me) name, one taken from a town close to where I grew up.
What do you include those links to Amazon.com in the search results?
The terms of agreement for accessing the Amazon.com Web Services require all images pulled from the service to be linked back to Amazon.com, as well as an additional link. The Amazon.com associate's ID is necessarily included, so any referral payments are duly collected.
Why don't you use a real database?
Part of the reason I started Tellico was to learn C++. I didn't know SQL at the time, and at the moment, I only have a faint knowledge of how to use it. Simply put, Tellico didn't start out as a relational database, and that won't change until sometime in the future when I get around to learning SQL and have the time and motivation to change the data model. If that bothers you, well, don't use Tellico then.
Of course, anyone is welcome to make any changes they want to with the source code.