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Coffee Table Book
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorDevion27
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Has anyone ever created a coffee table book by using a report or created a report that one may like. I wanna create a book so I can inform guest that come over to my house on to what movies I own and all and not have to pull up the website nor show them my iPad.

Thanks
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I created a book in QuarkXPress that I have been keeping up to date since 2006. There are all kinds of DVDP reports that can accomplish this. If you would like to insert pages in your book keeping them Alphabetical, then I would suggest something you like with one profile per page. If you are just looking for a title only listing, you can find a report that will give you 1 or 2 columns of titles only which would not be to expensive to reprint every so often.

I hope this helps.

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Has anyone ever created a coffee table book by using a report or created a report that one may like. I wanna create a book so I can inform guest that come over to my house on to what movies I own and all and not have to pull up the website nor show them my iPad.

Thanks


I really like this idea, it's a bit silly but kind of nice too.

I like the idea of one profile per page, but then I realise how thick and heavy that would be.  For my collection I'd need a book about 16" wide to hold them, a hefty tomb!  (I measured an ordinary new book with 250 pages in it of 'art-quality' paper and it's about three-quarter of an inch wide.)  If you wanted a book which you could remove, add or changes pages in, it would need to be even wider to accommodate that sort of spine/binding.

I have a decent sized collection and about 75% of my discs (so that's about 2,700) are stored in 'flight cases' with all the sleeves in A5 punched pockets; it takes 30 lever arch files to hold all the latter, which take up over 7' of shelf space.

As a compromise, I quite like the idea of a sort of electronic book that could sit in a tablet, that actually works like a magazine.  But even this doesn't have the speed of use and flexibility of a real book and that nice ability they have to flick through them.  Or something that would work like an e-book perhaps?

I guess I could have lots of smaller coffee table books, split into different categories somehow....  (Cue hours of fun trying to decide what those would be.)   

Maybe one page per profile just isn't feasible once a collection gets to a certain size?  (The cost of the printer ink alone...!)
Do you ever find yourself striving for perfection with an almost worthless attempt at it?  Guttermouth "Lemon Water".  Also, I include in my Profiler database VHS tapes, audio DVDs, audio books (cassettes and CDs) and video games (disk based and digital), as well as films and TV I've bought digitally.  So I'm an anarchist, deal with it.  Just be thankful I don't include most of my records and CDs etc in it too; don't think I haven't been tempted...
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i was thinking of doing this 1 movie profile per page, yes I know this would be a lot of time and commitment and ink but I want something that people can just look through a binder with. my collection is at almost 2000 so I thought about maybe doing 7 binders and doing 0-9-C, D-G, H-K, L-O, P-S, T-W, X-Symbols
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