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Moving A Book from 1 Collection to Another?

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Jul 31, 2012, 4:10pm Top

Is there an easier way to move a book from 1 collection to another, when 1) I've made a mistake in inputting, or 2) need to move a book from the "Currently Reading" collection once I've finished it, than having to "delete from all collections" and re-enter it? I can't seem to find a way if there is, but this seems surprising to me. . .

Jul 31, 2012, 4:15pm Top

Easy as pie!

Find the book in your catalogue. In the far right-hand column of your catalogue, the one with the little icons, click on the one that looks like a file folder. That will bring up a list of your collections. Click on the one you want the book to be in, and click on "Currently Reading" to delete the book from that collection.

You can also do this from the Work page. The file folder icon will be under the box labeled "Your book information".

Aug 1, 2012, 10:49pm Top

Remove, not delete. In the collections list, the one(s) the book is in will be highlighted blue; as lilithcat says, click a non-highlighted collection to add the book to it, then (after reopening the list) click the highlighted Currently Reading to remove the book from that collection. Note that if you remove first, LT throws a mild fit (you get a popup saying that the book must be in at least one collection), so it works better to add and then remove.

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