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Chapter 1. Mac Os X Annoyances > EASY NAMING IN SAVE DIALOG

EASY NAMING IN SAVE DIALOG

The Annoyance:

I'm always creating files for a particular project that requires filenames to begin with the same set of numbers and letters and only the last few characters differ-for instance, SFG_010526_GB2.jpg, SFG_010526_ GB3.jpg, SFG_010526_ GB4.jpg, and so on. After a while, it gets to be a pain to keep typing these repetitive filenames, as I'm not the most accurate typist. There's got to be a better way.

The Fix:

The Save and Save As dialogs of Panther have a new feature that makes repetitive file naming a walk in the park. First, make sure the dialog is expanded so you can see the columns and the sidebar, as shown in Figure 1-12. Click any grayed-out file, and its name appears in the Save As field. Now, just change the characters at the end of the filename and click on the Save button (or hit Return).


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