Is there any easy way to copy out the text of the book description field?

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Bruce Roth | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Mar 2 2013 8:30 AM

I am interested in copying the text of the description of a book,  You can see the text when you hover over a book in the library and I know that if you select a book you can select the "i" icon and the information displays in a side panel, but I don't see a way to select the text and copy it.  It looks like all you can copy is the publishing information at the bottom of the window.

I know that I can get to the text in the records.db, but the text is formatted with some html code and will not display in a browser if you copy out the text.

The only way that I have so far discovered is to use the 3rd party L4-Biblography tool and copy out that text that displays on a selected resource.  I don't have a newer version of MS Word yet in order to export out that information into a Word document. 

Was wondering if I am missing something.  Thanks.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 2 2013 8:52 AM

Bruce Roth:

I am interested in copying the text of the description of a book,  You can see the text when you hover over a book in the library and I know that if you select a book you can select the "i" icon and the information displays in a side panel, but I don't see a way to select the text and copy it.  It looks like all you can copy is the publishing information at the bottom of the window.

I know that I can get to the text in the records.db, but the text is formatted with some html code and will not display in a browser if you copy out the text.

The only way that I have so far discovered is to use the 3rd party L4-Biblography tool and copy out that text that displays on a selected resource.  I don't have a newer version of MS Word yet in order to export out that information into a Word document. 

Was wondering if I am missing something.  Thanks.

You can copy the book description at the top by right-clicking anywhere in the text of that section and selecting "Copy," but it's all or nothing.

You can also copy the Citation information, by left-clicking the blue text "Copy" in the lower right of that cell (all or nothing).

The support info at the very bottom can be copied by select-text > [ctrl-C, or right-click > "Copy"].

(Doesn't seem very consistent, but that's the way it is for now.)

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Bruce Roth | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 3 2013 5:25 AM

Thanks Richard for the reply, but I was hoping to get the block of the description text.  I see where I can copy the title at the top and the citation at the bottom, but not the paragraphs of text that describe the resource.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 3 2013 6:29 AM

Bruce Roth:

Thanks Richard for the reply, but I was hoping to get the block of the description text.  I see where I can copy the title at the top and the citation at the bottom, but not the paragraphs of text that describe the resource.

Bruce, it works exactly as Richard explained. You won't be able to select the text or see that it gets selected and copied, but it does: (I'm on beta right now, but I think this should also work in the latest stable release)

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 3 2013 8:09 AM

NB.Mick:
(I'm on beta right now, but I think this should also work in the latest stable release)

It does.

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Bruce Roth | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 3 2013 11:08 AM

Thanks for the patience - I was coming at the Resource Information in a different pathway.  I see where it works as you folks described.  I was coming in from the Library window and selecting the "I" information from there and not being able to get a copy of the text.

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