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The Insert Letters Action

The Insert Letters Action

You can insert letters into the selected area using this action. Of course, you can also do this by using the 'Insert Text' action; however with this action you can insert incrementing or decrementing runs of letters.

What this means is that you can insert a series of letters running from a - z or z - a or A - Z or Z - A.

You must enter at least one letter into the 'From letter(s)' box in order to use this action.

If you enter some letters into the 'To' box which are not an exact replica of the letters in the 'From letter(s)' box, then the 'Changing by' drop down will be enabled. The exact decision over whether the letters should 'increase', i.e. run from a - z, or 'decrease' from z - a is decided by the letters that you type into the From and To boxes.

However, the case (i.e. whether the letters are in capital letters or not) of the overall run that is inserted into your selected area is decided by using the 'Changing by' drop down. When you change the selection, your letters are updated to match.

As with all the running series that you can insert with RenameMaestro, the run will increment at the specified amount up to but not exceeding the letters in the 'To letter(s)' box.

You can't increment or decrement a mix of upper and lower case letters, but remember, you can use the 'Insert Letters' action as many times as you like.

The number of letters do NOT have to match, as you can see in example 6:

Example 1 - Insert 'aaa'
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
From letter(s) 'aaa'
To letter(s)
Changing by
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 1.txt File Name 1aaa.txt
File Name 2.txt File Name 2aaa.txt
File Name 3.txt File Name 3aaa.txt

Example 2 - Insert 'aaa' to 'aaz'
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
From letter(s) 'aaa'
To letter(s) 'aaz'
Changing by +1 letter (a -> z)
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 1.txt File Name 1aaa.txt
File Name 2.txt File Name 2aab.txt
File Name 3.txt File Name 3aac.txt

Example 3 - Insert 'AAA' to 'AAB'
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
From letter(s) 'AAA'
To letter(s) 'AAB'
Changing by +1 LETTER (A -> Z)
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 1.txt File Name 1AAA.txt
File Name 2.txt File Name 2AAB.txt
File Name 3.txt File Name 3.txt

Example 4 - Insert 'zzh' to 'aaa'
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every extension
Beginning at The start
From letter(s) 'zzh'
To letter(s) 'aaa'
Changing by -1 letter (z -> a)
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 1.txt File Name 1.zzhtxt
File Name 2.txt File Name 2.zzgtxt
File Name 3.txt File Name 3.zzftxt

Example 5 - Insert 'BBW' to 'BCC'
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The start plus... 10
From letter(s) 'BBW'
To letter(s) 'BCC'
Changing by +1 LETTER (Z -> A)
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 01.txt File NameBBW 01.txt
File Name 02.txt File NameBBX 02.txt
File Name 03.txt File NameBBY 03.txt
File Name 04.txt File NameBBZ 04.txt
File Name 05.txt File NameBCA 05.txt
File Name 06.txt File NameBCB 06.txt
File Name 07.txt File NameBCC 07.txt
File Name 08.txt File Name 08.txt
File Name 09.txt File Name 09.txt
File Name 10.txt File Name 10.txt

Example 56 - Insert 'X' to 'AE'
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every extension
Beginning at The end
From letter(s) 'X'
To letter(s) 'AE'
Changing by +1 LETTER (A -> Z)
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 01.txt File Name 01.txtX
File Name 02.txt File Name 02.txtY
File Name 03.txt File Name 03.txtZ
File Name 04.txt File Name 04.txtAA
File Name 05.txt File Name 05.txtAB
File Name 06.txt File Name 06.txtAC
File Name 07.txt File Name 07.txtAD
File Name 08.txt File Name 08.txtAE
File Name 09.txt File Name 09.txt
File Name 10.txt File Name 10.txt