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Subject: copy of books sent
Date Posted: 2/20/2014 2:42 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Is there any way to print out a copy of all the books I have mailed to others - with out all the added stuff on the pages?  All I want is a list of the titles (and Authors - maybe).  

I am so bad about remembering what books I have read.  I hate to order a book and then realize that I have read it before and it wasn't on my Bookshelf because I had sent it to another member.

But, I don't want all the added stuff to print out as it waste's so much paper and you have to print each page separately.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Heckhaven

Date Posted: 2/20/2014 3:05 PM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2009
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Do you have Excel on your computer and do you know how to use it? You could copy each page of your transaction archive into a spreadsheet and then use filters to remove the lines you don't want to print.

Another option is to always rate books you read and then they will be on your Books I've Read List. You don't have to give each one a thoughtful rating, just pick one.

Date Posted: 2/20/2014 3:08 PM ET
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You can do this with your 'Books I've Read List' - to access it, scroll over My Account under the PBS banner, scroll down to My Lists in the drop-down and click on Books I've Read List.  Then click on the [Print] button - that gives you a printable list with title, author & ISBN.
 

Date Posted: 2/20/2014 5:33 PM ET
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Where would we be without printers and excel!? I'm looking at a thing on my desk, I don't know what it is. I've been told the strange people call it a pencil, I have no understanding of this word. wink

Date Posted: 2/20/2014 5:47 PM ET
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Well, some people have arthritis. Myself, I have very messy handwriting and it gets worse the longer I write. I have close to 400 books on my BIR list. It would take me days write them all down so I could read them. Printers and Excel are labor saving tools. Why criticize people for using them, sarcastically or not?

Subject: Where's your integrity?
Date Posted: 2/20/2014 6:29 PM ET
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Those star ratings DO MEAN something!  They get averaged over all inputs and that's what appears when you search for a title.  Many members consider those ratings before ordering a book........that is, why order one book on a certain topic if it has less than 3 stars from readers if there are similar books  with 4 or more stars?

Date Posted: 2/20/2014 7:48 PM ET
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If a book was ordered from you bookshelf it will say Transaction Archive on it in blue where it normally say On My: TBR, Reminder, etc..,. The best way is to just give books  a star rating when you post them.

Date Posted: 2/20/2014 7:54 PM ET
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I don't think it is a matter of integrity. Crowd-sourced ratings are not perfect.

Not everyone uses ratings the same way. Some people mark books one star on their first read through, two on their second, etc. It is not always a measure of quality. When I search for a book, it defaults to sorting by Relevance and I would have to pick Rating for it to sort that way. Also, one person's rating will not make a huge difference in the average unless there are very few ratings to begin with. In that case, the average is not very useful anyway.

Date Posted: 2/20/2014 9:43 PM ET
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In truth, this, to me , is one of the attractions of using Goodreads. GR is where I track all of the books I've read. Somehow I like their layout better. So I use PBS to swap books and GR as my journal of books read, books I'm reading now, and, to a lesser extent, books I'd like to read. OK, I'm straddling two systems - PBS and Goodreads-- but it works for me!

Date Posted: 2/21/2014 1:40 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Where would we be without printers and excel!? I'm looking at a thing on my desk, I don't know what it is. I've been told the strange people call it a pencil, I have no understanding of this word. wink

I've mailed more than 1600 books out. If I wanted to obtain a list from PBS of those books, I would certainly not dream of starting with a pencil. That's just kind of wacky.

If the list was short enough that it could be written down easily, the OP would have just done that.

Date Posted: 2/21/2014 9:41 AM ET
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I also mostly use goodreads for tracking what I've read and what I want to read. But it's helpful to star rate books here so they go on the BIR if you order a lot of books through here. I only get WL books here at this point and so I know I haven't read it yet.  I do most of my book discovery on goodreads. Fictfact is another website that's good for tracking books you've read but it's only for series books. 

Subject: How to make a print list of books sent
Date Posted: 2/22/2014 8:50 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Thanks to all.  I do use Excell for the books on my BookShelf.  I wanted a simular copy for the ones I have sent out.  But to go thru every book and just list the info I want on excell is not what I asked.

If you can easily print out an excel copy of books you have, it shouldn't be hard for PBS to set up the same for sent books.  Or, if there was some way to print just sent from a certain date so not re-making a new list everytime.

 

Date Posted: 2/23/2014 1:49 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Send in feedback, Suzy.  You're not the first person who would like to be able to print out the transaction archive.



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