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.
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.
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|Save a preset||
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:|
|Delete an existing preset||Sometimes you may not need a preset any longer. To delete it, follow these steps:|
|Rename a preset||
To rename a preset, follow these steps:
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:
|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: