Custom File Renaming Tutorial

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fieldnoise
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Custom File Renaming Tutorial

Post by fieldnoise »

Hi all,

Searched these forums and the User Guide, but I cannot find clear instructions for *creating* a custom renaming format and then having it appear in the preferences pane (alongside "Author Date" and "Title"). I also can't find files for those formats in ~/Library/Application Support/Bookends to try to copy. Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Custom File Renaming Tutorial

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Look up the section on formats. You open the Formats Manager, select the one you want to use as the base, then click the + button to name and create a new one (it will be stored in the Custom Format folder). Edit that.

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larilela
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Re: Custom File Renaming Tutorial

Post by larilela »

Hello, can you provide some more detail on how to do this? e.g. I don't understand which space from the formats manager is used as the input to create the file name, when you use the custom format for renaming. More specifically I have been trying to create my own renaming format but haven't managed to get rid of the author's initials, which are always part of "a". I would like the naming format to be something like

Author_YYYY_The-title-hyphenated-without-any-special-characters.pdf

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Re: Custom File Renaming Tutorial

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Please start with this video tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CowJRIu ... load_owner

The read the PDF tutorial (User Guide).

In the format, tell Bookends to output just the Surname (Surname Only).

Bookends won't put hyphens in the title for you.

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