Contributor Preferences

Use this panel to control how contributors like Author and Artist are displayed, sorted and searched.

Contributor Name Display

Readerware maintains the name of each contributor in two formats, one for display purposes and one for sorting. You can edit either one in the contributor dialog. By separating the display and sorting of names you have a lot of options to control how names are displayed and sorted.

You can control how Readerware uses these names by choosing one of the following options. Assume the display name is Agatha Christie and the sort name is Christie, Agatha.

Contributor Searches

If you select a contributor from a list when searching, Readerware looks for an exact match. You can change this so that Readerware does a wildcard search.

For example, if you search for albums by selecting Carole King from the list, Readerware returns a list of albums where she is the only artist.

You can also do a wildcard search, enter *Carole King* and Readerware will return albums by Carole King, Carole King & James Taylor etc.

If the Force a wildcard search option is checked Readerware will add the wildcards automatically whenever you select an artist from the list.

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