Can I use Cue Cat to make a book list in Excel?

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Can I use Cue Cat to make a book list in Excel?

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dec 19, 2009, 2:36pm

I've got a sizable collection of books on LibraryThing, and I'd like to have a spreadsheet of them. I started one already, but, of course, it's a lot of work. Is there any way the Cue Cat can help me? Or is there a way for me to save my LibraryThing list as a file I can work with off-line?


dec 19, 2009, 4:55pm

Click on the far-right tab ('More' - next to 'Zeitgeist'), and look for the Export function. You can get a file in either if two formats that are capable of being imported into Excel.

I maintain a parallel catalog in Excel (mostly for things that LT doesn't look at, like the dimensions of a book). Unless you've 'neutered' the CueCat, it will give you encrypted numbers.

dec 20, 2009, 1:06am

Note that one export, CSV, has many fewer fields in it, but all of those fields are capable of being re-imported back into LT.

I use the Tab-Delimited export - it has a lot more fields, and I don't care about re-importing.