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Fileless comic books ComicRack™ also supports ‘Fileless’ comic entries into the database. This way ComicRack™ becomes a full blown “paper” comic database management tool. Here are some of the scenarios in which you may find this feature quite useful: • If you wish to delete a comic book (or comic book series) from the database (for saving hard disc space, or removing a comic book that you didn’t like), but want to retain the info • If do not have some comic books in your digital collection, yet want the respective info in ComicRack™, you can make dummy entries for such comics (or comic series) • If you wish to purchase some comic books (a wishlist), and would like to catalogue their metadata in ComicRack™ for quick reference

Fileless Book Entries Working with fileless comic book entries is easy. Here are the steps you need to fol- 1 low to create your own fileless comics: 1. From the File menu, select New Fileless Book Entry 2. A blank Info dialog box will open 3. Add the relevant metadata in the details and plot and notes tab 4. In the Summary tab, you can click the thumbnail button, and browse to the comic book cover saved (manually by you) elsewhere on your system. Thereafter, even if you delete the cover from your system, Comicrack™ retains the thumbnail. Alternatively, the excellent scripting system of ComicRack™ makes it possible to scrape (from the internet) comic thumbnails (as well as metadata) for file-less entries. Please read the section on Comic vine scraper in the Scripts chapter to know more. 5. Similarly, you can use the link to file button to browse and link a file of any supported format (like CBR, CBZ etc) on your system, thus converting the file-less entry into an actual comic book. 2

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The blank Info dialog resembles the comic book Info dialog a lot, but has minor differences. The Pages tab, for obvious reasons, is not seen.

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Enter the relevant metadata for your comic entry just like you would do for a comic book.

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Add thumbnail and/or ratings to your comic entry. Double-click a fileless entry to open up its Info dialog.

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ComicRack Manual (5th ed)  

600Wpmpo. The ComicRack manual : for ComicRack 0.9.142 and beyond / by 600Wpmpo. -- 5th ed. p. cm. Includes index. 1. Computer software 2....

ComicRack Manual (5th ed)  

600Wpmpo. The ComicRack manual : for ComicRack 0.9.142 and beyond / by 600Wpmpo. -- 5th ed. p. cm. Includes index. 1. Computer software 2....

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