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In this section, we will see how to place files and folders in ReNamer's working area (also called the '''Files''' pane). This consists of (a) adding files and folders, (b) removing some files from the pane, and (c) Changing the order of files in the pane.
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In this section, we will see how to place files and folders in ReNamer's working area (also called the '''Files''' pane). <br>This consists of -<br>
  
ReNamer has multiple methods for these actions, as described below
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#Adding files and folders,
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#Removing some files from the pane, and
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#Changing the order of files in the pane.
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ReNamer has multiple methods for these actions, as described below  
  
 
=== Adding files using the 'Add Files' button  ===
 
=== Adding files using the 'Add Files' button  ===
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#Press the [[Image:AddFilesButton.png]] button. The following window pops up:  
 
#Press the [[Image:AddFilesButton.png]] button. The following window pops up:  
 
#:<center>[[Image:Open.png]]</center>  
 
#:<center>[[Image:Open.png]]</center>  
#Navigate to the required folder and [[ReNamer:Adding_files_and_folders#Selecting_files|select]] files.  
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#Navigate to the required folder and [[ReNamer:Adding files and folders#Selecting_files|select]] files.  
 
#Press '''OK. '''The selected files are addedto ReNamer's '''Files '''pane.  
 
#Press '''OK. '''The selected files are addedto ReNamer's '''Files '''pane.  
 
#Repeat steps 1-3 to load files from other folders (as required).
 
#Repeat steps 1-3 to load files from other folders (as required).
  
=== Adding items using the 'Add Folders' button ===
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=== Adding items using the 'Add Folders' button ===
# To add all the files belonging to a folder, press the [[Image:AddFoldersButton.png]] button.  
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#: The following window pops up:
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#To add all the files belonging to a folder, press the [[Image:AddFoldersButton.png]] button.  
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#:The following window pops up:  
 
#:<center>[[Image:Browse.png]]</center>  
 
#:<center>[[Image:Browse.png]]</center>  
# ReNamer changes its behavior based on the filter settings. Therefore, before adding any folders, first set this behavior, by pressing the [[Image:FilterSettingsButton.png]] button.  
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#ReNamer changes its behavior based on the filter settings. Therefore, before adding any folders, first set this behavior, by pressing the [[Image:FilterSettingsButton.png]] button.  
#* The same filters are commonly accessed by clicking the [[Image:FiltersButton.png]] button located between the '''Files''' pane and the and the '''Rules''' pane. Therefore, the filters settings are described in the [[ReNamer:Menus_for_the_Files_pane#Filters_menu|'''Filters''']] section.
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#*The same filters are commonly accessed by clicking the [[Image:FiltersButton.png]] button located between the '''Files''' pane and the and the '''Rules''' pane. Therefore, the filters settings are described in the [[ReNamer:Menus for the Files pane#Filters_menu|'''Filters''']] section.  
# Depending on your selected options in this window, the '''Add folders''' window adds different items to ReNamer's work area. Navigate to the desired folder and press the [[Image:AddFoldersButton.png]] button.
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#Depending on your selected options in this window, the '''Add folders''' window adds different items to ReNamer's work area. Navigate to the desired folder and press the [[Image:AddFoldersButton.png]] button.
  
 
=== Adding files using the Drag-and-drop method  ===
 
=== Adding files using the Drag-and-drop method  ===
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=== Adding files using the copy-and-paste method  ===
 
=== Adding files using the copy-and-paste method  ===
Select the files in any application and press '''CTRL+C''' to copy them in the clipboard. Now switch to ReNamer and press '''SHIFT+CTRL+V'''.
 
  
Note that-
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Select the files in any application and press '''CTRL+C''' to copy them in the clipboard. Now switch to ReNamer and press '''SHIFT+CTRL+V'''.
* Renamer does not use the usual keyboard shortcut '''CTRL+V'''.
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* It is not necessary to click inside the '''Files''' pane for the ''paste'' operation.
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Note that-  
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*Renamer does not use the usual keyboard shortcut '''CTRL+V'''.  
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*It is not necessary to click inside the '''Files''' pane for the ''paste'' operation.
  
 
=== Removing files or folders from pane  ===
 
=== Removing files or folders from pane  ===
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If you have added more files by mistake, you can remove them easily in just two steps:  
 
If you have added more files by mistake, you can remove them easily in just two steps:  
  
#[[ReNamer:Adding_files_and_folders#Selecting_files|Select]] the items
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#[[ReNamer:Adding files and folders#Selecting_files|Select]] the items  
 
#Press the '''DEL''' key. (This only removes the files/folders from the ReNamer- It does not delete them from the disk!)
 
#Press the '''DEL''' key. (This only removes the files/folders from the ReNamer- It does not delete them from the disk!)
  
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Just click on the file and drag it to the new position.  
 
Just click on the file and drag it to the new position.  
  
*You can [[ReNamer:Adding_files_and_folders#Selecting_files|select]] multiple files and drag all of them ''as a group'' to the new position.
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*You can [[ReNamer:Adding files and folders#Selecting_files|select]] multiple files and drag all of them ''as a group'' to the new position.
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=== Selecting files  ===
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When a file is selected, its entire row is highlighted with blue background.  
  
=== Selecting files ===
 
When a file is selected, its entire row is highlighted with blue background.
 
 
{| class="prettytable"
 
{| class="prettytable"
| Selected file
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| Selected file  
 
| [[Image:SelectedFile.png]]
 
| [[Image:SelectedFile.png]]
 
 
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| Unselected file
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| Unselected file  
 
| [[Image:UnselectedFile.png]]
 
| [[Image:UnselectedFile.png]]
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|}
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ReNamer allows you to carry out specific operations on selected files.
  
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You can select one or more files by the following methods:
ReNamer allows you to carry out specific operations on selected files.
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#Click anywhere in the row except on the check box.
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#*To select non-adjacent files, press '''CTRL''' and then click on individual rows.
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#*To select files listed in adjacent rows, first click on the row at one end, then keep the '''SHFT''' pressed down, and click on the row at the other end.
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#Draw a lasso (rectangle) with the mouse in the '''Files''' pane. All the rows touched by the rectangle are selected.
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#*If you repeat these actions on an item, they toggle the selectionstatus (selected-unselected).
  
You can select one or more files by the following methods:
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When only one row is selected, use Up/Down Arrow keys to change the selection to another row.
  
# Click anywhere in the row except on the check box.
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=== Marking and Unmarking the files ===
#* To select non-adjacent files, press '''CTRL''' and then click on individual rows.
 
#* To select files listed in adjacent rows, first click on the row at one end, then keep the '''SHFT''' pressed down, and click on the row at the other end.
 
# Draw a lasso (rectangle) with the mouse in the '''Files''' pane. All the rows touched by the rectangle are selected.
 
#*If you repeat these actions on an item, they toggle the selection'' ''status (selected-unselected).
 
  
When only one row is selected, use Up/Down Arrow keys to change the selection to another row.
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A file is marked by putting a tick in its check box [[Image:CheckedCheckbox.png]]. Conversely, it is unmarked by removing the tick [[Image:UncheckedCheckbox.png]].  
  
=== Marking and Unmarking the files ===
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ReNamer acts only on the ''marked'' files. An ''unmarked'' file is neither previewed nor renamed.  
A file is marked by putting a tick in its check box [[Image:CheckedCheckbox.png]]. Conversely, it is unmarked by removing the tick [[Image:UncheckedCheckbox.png]].
 
  
ReNamer acts only on the ''marked'' files. An ''unmarked'' file is neither previewed nor renamed.
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So unmarking a file is useful to exempt a file from renaming, ''without'' having to remove it from the '''Files''' pane.  
  
So unmarking a file is useful to exempt a file from renaming, ''without'' having to remove it from the '''Files''' pane.
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To mark/unmark the files-
  
To mark/unmark the files-
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#Click on the check box.  
# Click on the check box.
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#Select the files and press the '''Spacebar''' (on keyboard)
# Select the files and press the '''Spacebar''' (on keyboard)
 
  
 
(Repeat of these actions on any item toggles its ''marked''/''unmarked'' status.)  
 
(Repeat of these actions on any item toggles its ''marked''/''unmarked'' status.)  
  
 
Note that the ''marked''/''unmarked'' status of a file has no relation with its ''selected''/''unselected'' status.
 
Note that the ''marked''/''unmarked'' status of a file has no relation with its ''selected''/''unselected'' status.

Revision as of 15:21, 30 June 2009

In this section, we will see how to place files and folders in ReNamer's working area (also called the Files pane).
This consists of -

  1. Adding files and folders,
  2. Removing some files from the pane, and
  3. Changing the order of files in the pane.

ReNamer has multiple methods for these actions, as described below

Adding files using the 'Add Files' button

  1. Press the AddFilesButton.png button. The following window pops up:
    File:Open.png
  2. Navigate to the required folder and select files.
  3. Press OK. The selected files are addedto ReNamer's Files pane.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 to load files from other folders (as required).

Adding items using the 'Add Folders' button

  1. To add all the files belonging to a folder, press the AddFoldersButton.png button.
    The following window pops up:
    File:Browse.png
  2. ReNamer changes its behavior based on the filter settings. Therefore, before adding any folders, first set this behavior, by pressing the File:FilterSettingsButton.png button.
    • The same filters are commonly accessed by clicking the FiltersButton.png button located between the Files pane and the and the Rules pane. Therefore, the filters settings are described in the Filters section.
  3. Depending on your selected options in this window, the Add folders window adds different items to ReNamer's work area. Navigate to the desired folder and press the AddFoldersButton.png button.

Adding files using the Drag-and-drop method

Select the files in any application and drag-and-drop into ReNamer's Files pane.

  • To drag-and-drop, click on your file selection with LMB. Without releasing the LMB, start moving the mouse. Now bring the mouse pointer over the ReNamer's Files pane, and then release the LMB.
    • If the ReNamer's window is not visible, first drag your selection onto ReNamer's task button File:ReNamerTaskbarButton.png in Windows Task toolbar (located at the bottom of your screen). Wait for a couple of seconds without releasing the LMB. The ReNamer window pops up, and stays above the other applications' windows on your screen. Now you can move your mouse over the ReNamer window and drop your selection in its Files pane.
    • You can also use the ReNamer's General settings to keep its window above the other windows, so even when you are working in the other applications, the ReNamer window stays on top of the other applications' windows.

Adding files using the copy-and-paste method

Select the files in any application and press CTRL+C to copy them in the clipboard. Now switch to ReNamer and press SHIFT+CTRL+V.

Note that-

  • Renamer does not use the usual keyboard shortcut CTRL+V.
  • It is not necessary to click inside the Files pane for the paste operation.

Removing files or folders from pane

If you have added more files by mistake, you can remove them easily in just two steps:

  1. Select the items
  2. Press the DEL key. (This only removes the files/folders from the ReNamer- It does not delete them from the disk!)

Changing the order of the files in the pane

Certain rules (e.g. the Serialize Rule) act on the list of the files in "from-top-to-bottom" order (as opposed to acting on each file independently). In such cases, each files gets its name based on its position in the list. (For example, the nth file in the list is named Track-n.mp3.)

Normally, the files are listed in the order you added them to the pane (the most recently added file goes to the bottom of the list). But you can change the position of the files in the list.

Just click on the file and drag it to the new position.

  • You can select multiple files and drag all of them as a group to the new position.

Selecting files

When a file is selected, its entire row is highlighted with blue background.

Selected file File:SelectedFile.png
Unselected file File:UnselectedFile.png

ReNamer allows you to carry out specific operations on selected files.

You can select one or more files by the following methods:

  1. Click anywhere in the row except on the check box.
    • To select non-adjacent files, press CTRL and then click on individual rows.
    • To select files listed in adjacent rows, first click on the row at one end, then keep the SHFT pressed down, and click on the row at the other end.
  2. Draw a lasso (rectangle) with the mouse in the Files pane. All the rows touched by the rectangle are selected.
    • If you repeat these actions on an item, they toggle the selectionstatus (selected-unselected).

When only one row is selected, use Up/Down Arrow keys to change the selection to another row.

Marking and Unmarking the files

A file is marked by putting a tick in its check box CheckedCheckbox.png. Conversely, it is unmarked by removing the tick UncheckedCheckbox.png.

ReNamer acts only on the marked files. An unmarked file is neither previewed nor renamed.

So unmarking a file is useful to exempt a file from renaming, without having to remove it from the Files pane.

To mark/unmark the files-

  1. Click on the check box.
  2. Select the files and press the Spacebar (on keyboard)

(Repeat of these actions on any item toggles its marked/unmarked status.)

Note that the marked/unmarked status of a file has no relation with its selected/unselected status.