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A "preset" is a set of rules that is saved with a user-defined name. It can optionally save the [[ReNamer:Menus for the Files pane#Filters_menu|Filter setting]] also.  
 
A "preset" is a set of rules that is saved with a user-defined name. It can optionally save the [[ReNamer:Menus for the Files pane#Filters_menu|Filter setting]] also.  
  
You can save frequently used sets of rules as presets, and load them instantly. This saves you a lot of time. Without the presets, you would have to compose the same set of rules each time you start the program.  
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You can save frequently used sets of rules as presets, and load them instantly. This saves you a lot of time. Without the presets, you would have to compose the same set of rules each time you start the program. You can create an unlimited number of presets, but in practice, you would normally need about 4-5 presets.
  
ReNamer assigns a keyboard shortcut automatically to each saved preset, so that it can be loaded in the '''Rules '''pane with least effort. You can create an unlimited number of presets (but in practice, you would need about 4-5 presets)
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== Shortcuts ==
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ReNamer automatically assigns keyboard shortcuts to presets, so that they can be loaded into the '''Rules''' pane with least effort. Shortcuts have the following form: '''CTRL+1''', '''CTRL+2''', etc. Unfortunately, there are only 9 shortcuts available, one for every digit from 1 to 9.
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Presets are sorted in alphabetic order. You can manipulate the order of the presets by renaming them. If you want some specific preset to always appear at the top, you can insert an exclamation mark "'''!'''" (or some other symbol that is at the top of the sorting order) in front of the preset name. If you have several presets that you want to push to the top, you can prefix them with something like this: "'''!1'''", "'''!2'''", "'''!3'''", etc.
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== Managing Presets ==
  
 
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# Put a tick in the check box if you want to save the current filter settings.
 
# Put a tick in the check box if you want to save the current filter settings.
 
# Press the '''Save''' button. The preset is saved.  
 
# Press the '''Save''' button. The preset is saved.  
 
ReNamer automatically assigns shortcuts to the first nine of presets (as they appear in the alphabetical order). The sequence of shortcuts will be '''CTRL+1''', '''CTRL+2''', etc. These shortcuts cannot be edited.
 
  
 
'''Note:''' At any point of time, you can abort the process by pressing '''ESC''' or closing the window.
 
'''Note:''' At any point of time, you can abort the process by pressing '''ESC''' or closing the window.

Revision as of 15:49, 4 August 2010

A "preset" is a set of rules that is saved with a user-defined name. It can optionally save the Filter setting also.

You can save frequently used sets of rules as presets, and load them instantly. This saves you a lot of time. Without the presets, you would have to compose the same set of rules each time you start the program. You can create an unlimited number of presets, but in practice, you would normally need about 4-5 presets.

Shortcuts

ReNamer automatically assigns keyboard shortcuts to presets, so that they can be loaded into the Rules pane with least effort. Shortcuts have the following form: CTRL+1, CTRL+2, etc. Unfortunately, there are only 9 shortcuts available, one for every digit from 1 to 9.

Presets are sorted in alphabetic order. You can manipulate the order of the presets by renaming them. If you want some specific preset to always appear at the top, you can insert an exclamation mark "!" (or some other symbol that is at the top of the sorting order) in front of the preset name. If you have several presets that you want to push to the top, you can prefix them with something like this: "!1", "!2", "!3", etc.

Managing Presets

To do this Do this...
Save a preset
  1. Create a list of rules (Managing rules).
  2. Set the required Filter settings (optional).
  3. Press CTRL+S, or use the Presets > Save As menu option.
  4. A window pops up:
    SavePresetDialog.png
  5. Enter a new name in the Name box, or select one of the existing presets listed below to overwrite it.
  6. Put a tick in the check box if you want to save the current filter settings.
  7. Press the Save button. The preset is saved.

Note: At any point of time, you can abort the process by pressing ESC or closing the window.

Load an existing preset You can load any of the presets by pressing its shortcut (CTRL+1, etc. see above). If you do not remember the shortcuts, use the Preset > Load menu to see the master list of all existing presets and select a preset from that list.The selected preset is loaded.
Append an existing preset to current set of rules You can append any of the presets to the end of the current rules stack. To do it, follow these steps:
  1. Press CTRL+M or use the Presets > Manage menu option.
  2. The Presets manager window pops up:
    PresetsManager.png
  3. Select the preset you want to append and then press the Append preset button.png button.
  4. Close the Preset Manager window.
Delete an existing preset Sometimes you may not need a preset any longer. To delete it, follow these steps:
  1. Press CTRL+M or use the Presets > Manage menu option.
  2. The Presets manager window pops up:
    PresetsManager.png
  3. Select the preset you want to delete and then press DEL key or the PresetDeleteButton.png button.
  4. Close the Preset Manager window.
Rename a preset

To rename a preset, follow these steps:

  1. Press CTRL+M or use the Presets > Manage menu option.
  2. The Preset manager window pops up.
  3. Select the preset you want to rename and then press F2 or the RenamePresetButton.png button.
  4. The following dialog pops up:
    RenamePresetDialog.png
  5. Edit the name (or enter a new name), and press OK or ENTER.

To abort the process at any time, press ESC or close the window.

Edit a preset

The preset manager can show the contents of a preset (i.e., settings of all rules and filters) as editable text. You can simply edit the rules and filters by changing the text.

To edit a preset, follow these steps:

  1. Press CTRL+M or use the Presets > Manage menu option.
  2. The Presets manager window pops up:
    PresetsManager.png
  3. Select the preset you want to edit and then press F4 or the EditPresetButton.png button.
  4. A warning pops up:
  5. Click on Yes. A Notepad (text editor) window pops up with the selected preset:
    PresetEditWindow.png
    Notice that:
    • This window shows the preset name in the title bar, and all settings (rules and filters).
    • In each rule, the parameters are shown in ParameterName:ParameterValue format.
    • All such pairs are separated by a semicolon (;).
  6. Edit the settings and then close the file. A confirmation dialog pops up.
    7. Click on Yes. Now the preset is edited.
Copy a preset You may want to duplicate an existing preset and create a variation by editing it (or just take a backup of the preset before experimenting with it).

To duplicate a preset, follow these steps:

  1. Press CTRL+M or use the Presets > Manage menu option.
  2. The Presets manager window pops up:
    PresetsManager.png
  3. Select the preset you want to duplicate and then press the CopyPresetButton.png button.
  4. A duplicate copy of the preset is created.
  5. Now go ahead and edit the original present (or its copy).
  6. Finally close the Presets Manager window.