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One more question re Save As sequencing
« on: June 08, 2008, 12:52:00 PM »
When using the {seqn} variable to Save As, PM adds a trailing "1" to each file name. Eg. if you set the variable as "001", the files get named "0011", "0021", "0031", etc. Is that intentional?
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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008, 01:13:07 PM »
Lindsay,

When using the {seqn} variable to Save As, PM adds a trailing "1" to each file name. Eg. if you set the variable as "001", the files get named "0011", "0021", "0031", etc. Is that intentional?

It sounds like your renaming string does not result in filenames that are unique among all of the filenames in the directory.  Because of this, PM will append either a letter or a number (you can control which it chooses in the Files tab of the Preferences dialog.)

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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008, 01:31:01 PM »
Well, not sure what to say. They are unique, (e.g. 0011, 0021, 0031, etc)., and would be even if the "1" weren't appended (001, 002, 003). It's just as if PM wants to add that 1 just in case later the user might want to slip a few in between. But there's no getting around it, as I've tried.

Have you tried the function in PM to see if you get the same thing?
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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008, 02:16:06 PM »
Lindsay,

Well, not sure what to say. They are unique, (e.g. 0011, 0021, 0031, etc)., and would be even if the "1" weren't appended (001, 002, 003). It's just as if PM wants to add that 1 just in case later the user might want to slip a few in between. But there's no getting around it, as I've tried.

Have you tried the function in PM to see if you get the same thing?

Have you saved a set of files to that same folder before?  Or is the destination folder empty before you started?  What is the value of your sequence number before you start the Save As?  Did you reset it before you started?

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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008, 06:13:17 PM »
The folder is completely empty. I reset the sequence value (to 001). I've tried it with a static word plus {seqn} and just {seqn}. I just seems to want to add a "1" at the end of each file name.
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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008, 06:18:38 PM »
Lindsay,

The folder is completely empty. I reset the sequence value (to 001). I've tried it with a static word plus {seqn} and just {seqn}. I just seems to want to add a "1" at the end of each file name.

Please post the entire renaming string.

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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 04:56:14 PM »
Attached is a screen shot that I think should provide the necessary info.

Note that I have tried prefixing the {seqn} with text, but get the same results ("1" appended).

Thanks for your help.





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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2008, 05:38:09 PM »
Lindsay,

Attached is a screen shot that I think should provide the necessary info.

Note that I have tried prefixing the {seqn} with text, but get the same results ("1" appended).

Thanks for your help.

Please try posting a JPEG screen shot.  I cannot do anything with a .doc file.

Thanks,

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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2008, 05:51:15 PM »
Here you go...


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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2008, 06:25:27 PM »
Lindsay,

Here you go...

Great.  And can you please provide me with a directory listing of the folder you saved your images into?

Thanks,

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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2008, 07:24:08 PM »
(Partial) folder listing...

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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2008, 10:09:52 AM »
Lindsay,

When using the {seqn} variable to Save As, PM adds a trailing "1" to each file name. Eg. if you set the variable as "001", the files get named "0011", "0021", "0031", etc. Is that intentional?

I think I understand what is going on now.  I couldn't reproduce your issue on my end with my settings with your renaming string.  I think you must have PM set to always append a digit, even when not needed.

In the Files tab of the Preferences dialog, there is a section titled "Renaming resolution:" and by default the popup menu reads "Append letter when needed (A, B, C)".  I think yours must be set to "Always append a digit (1, 2, 3)".  If you choose one of the other options like "Append a digit when needed (1, 2, 3)" then this should solve your problem.

HTH,

Kirk


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Re: One more question re Save As sequencing
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 08:08:42 PM »
Kirk,

That did the trick!

Thanks so much.

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