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The ReNamer interface is shown below.
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Image:ReNamer Main Steps.png||alt=Hover over this image to see hyperlinks to relevant pages.
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rect 69 31 231 54 [[ReNamer:Main_Menu_and_keyboard_shortcuts|Main menu]]
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rect 3 40 255 86 [[ReNamer:Adding_files_and_folders|Adding files and folders]]
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rect 303 53 393 135 [[ReNamer:Previewing_files|Previewing files]]
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rect 465 55 545 135 [[ReNamer:Renaming_files|Renaming files]]
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rect  3 83 295 129 [[ReNamer:Managing_rules|Managing rules.]]
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rect  354 218 582 246 [[ReNamer:Menus_for_the_Files_pane|Menus]]
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<small>('''Note:''' Click on any part of the screenshot to see full description.)</small>
  
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Using ReNamer is very simple. Just follow the four steps shown below.  
Using [[ReNamer]] is very simple. Just follow the four steps shown below.
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[[Image:ReNamer Main Steps.png]]
 
 
 
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! Step  
 
! Step  
 
! What to do
 
! What to do
 
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! style="background-color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-size: 1.8em;" | 1
 
| Select the files from various folders and add them to the working area.  
 
| Select the files from various folders and add them to the working area.  
  
a. Change default behavior for the '''Add Folders''' button (optional step)  
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a. [[ReNamer:Menus_for_the_Files_pane#Filters_menu|Change the default behavior]] for the '''Add Folders''' button (optional step)  
  
b. Add individually selected files ('''Add Files''') and/or all files in selected folders ('''Add Folders'''), and/or...  
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b. Add individually selected files ('''[[ReNamer:Adding_files_and_folders#Adding_files_using_the_.27Add_Files.27_button|Add Files]]''') and/or all files in selected folders ('''[[ReNamer:Adding_files_and_folders#Adding_items_using_the_.27Add_Folders.27_button|Add Folders]]'''), and/or...  
  
 
c. Drag-n-drop files from Windows Explorer (or any other application) in this area (called "'''Files''' pane").  
 
c. Drag-n-drop files from Windows Explorer (or any other application) in this area (called "'''Files''' pane").  
  
 
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! style="background-color: #D2691E; font-size: 1.6em;" | 2
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! style="background-color: rgb(210, 105, 30); font-size: 1.8em;" | 2
| Add rules to create a sequence. Delete or edit an existing rule. Change the order of the rules.
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| Add [[ReNamer:Rules|rules]] to create a sequence. Delete or edit an existing rule. Change the order of the rules.
  
a. Allows addition and deletion of rules. Also change the order of any rule in the stack.  
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a. Allows [[ReNamer:Managing_rules#Adding_rules|addition]] and [[ReNamer:Managing_rules#Removing_.28deleting.29_rules|deletion]] of rules. Also [[ReNamer:Managing_rules#Changing_the_order_of_the_rules|change the order]] of any rule in the stack.  
  
 
b. Click in this area to add a rule (or to edit an existing rule, or just move it to a new position in the list)  
 
b. Click in this area to add a rule (or to edit an existing rule, or just move it to a new position in the list)  
  
 
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! style="background-color: #4169E1; font-size: 1.6em;" | 3
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! style="background-color: rgb(65, 105, 225); font-size: 1.8em;" | 3
 
| Preview the results (check before proceeding with the actual renaming)  
 
| Preview the results (check before proceeding with the actual renaming)  
  
a. Set options (e.g. highlight changed names, experiment with your own text, resolve conflicts, etc.)  
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a. [[ReNamer:Program_settings#Preview_settings|Set options]] (e.g. highlight changed names, experiment with your own text, resolve conflicts, etc.)  
  
b. Click to see preview the new file names in the bottom pane (not required in '''''auto-preview''''' mode)  
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b. Click to see [[ReNamer:Previewing_files|preview]] of the new file names in the bottom pane (not required in '''''[[ReNamer:Program_settings#Preview_settings|auto-preview]]''''' mode)  
  
 
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! style="background-color: rgb(60, 179, 113); font-size: 1.8em" | 4
 
| Press this button to rename files and folders.
 
| Press this button to rename files and folders.
 
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ReNamer is so intuitive that you would be able to use it without reading the manual any further.  
 
ReNamer is so intuitive that you would be able to use it without reading the manual any further.  
  
The rest of the chapters provide more details on all aspects of ReNamer. Use them as reference.  
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The [[ReNamer|rest of the chapters]] provide more details on all aspects of ReNamer. Use them as reference.  
  
There is an older version of this guide available here: [[ReNamer:Quick Start]].
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There is an older version of this guide available [[ReNamer:Quick Start|here]].
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[[Category:ReNamer]]
 
[[Category:ReNamer]]

Revision as of 14:41, 25 September 2010

The ReNamer interface is shown below.

Main menuAdding files and foldersPreviewing filesRenaming filesManaging rules.MenusHover over this image to see hyperlinks to relevant pages.

(Note: Click on any part of the screenshot to see full description.)

Using ReNamer is very simple. Just follow the four steps shown below.

Step What to do
1 Select the files from various folders and add them to the working area.

a. Change the default behavior for the Add Folders button (optional step)

b. Add individually selected files (Add Files) and/or all files in selected folders (Add Folders), and/or...

c. Drag-n-drop files from Windows Explorer (or any other application) in this area (called "Files pane").

2 Add rules to create a sequence. Delete or edit an existing rule. Change the order of the rules.

a. Allows addition and deletion of rules. Also change the order of any rule in the stack.

b. Click in this area to add a rule (or to edit an existing rule, or just move it to a new position in the list)

3 Preview the results (check before proceeding with the actual renaming)

a. Set options (e.g. highlight changed names, experiment with your own text, resolve conflicts, etc.)

b. Click to see preview of the new file names in the bottom pane (not required in auto-preview mode)

4 Press this button to rename files and folders.

ReNamer is so intuitive that you would be able to use it without reading the manual any further.

The rest of the chapters provide more details on all aspects of ReNamer. Use them as reference.

There is an older version of this guide available here.