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The Insert Numbers Action

The Insert Numbers Action

You can insert numbers into the selected area using this action. Naturally you can also insert numbers by using the 'Insert Text' action; however with this action you can insert incrementing or decrementing series of numbers.

You must enter at least one number into the 'From' box in order to use this action. The 'To' box is optional.

You can also select the 'Use magic numbering' option. This option looks at any numbers in your existing file and folder names and tries to keep any ordering that they imply. However you can change the 'Mid' number, which allows you to rebase the numbering at whatever point you want.

So if the lowest number in the existing files is 34, and you specify 1 as the 'Mid', then the renumbering will start at 1, but attempt to keep the gaps between the file names' numbers the same as before. The 'Limit' number curtails any numbering beyond that specified limit - it is the maxiumum amount away from the 'Mid'. Please note, magic numbering is a 'best guess' option. On files with complicated numbering, this may not work as desired.

If you don't use the magic numbering but you do specify a 'To' number, then you can also specify a 'Changing by' value, to tell RenameMaestro how to step through the increasing or decreasing numbers. The numbers that you type into the 'From' and 'To' boxes define whether or not this stepping is positive or negative.

The 'Number of digits' option is always available, and species how many leading zeroes there are in the inserted numbers.

There are quite a few options here! These examples will help to explain:

Example 1 - Insert '1'
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
From 1
To
Use magic numbering No
Changing by
Number of digits No
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 01 - .txt File Name 01 - 1.txt
File Name 02 - .txt File Name 02 - 1.txt
File Name 03 - .txt File Name 03 - 1.txt
File Name 04 - .txt File Name 04 - 1.txt
File Name 05 - .txt File Name 05 - 1.txt
File Name 06 - .txt File Name 06 - 1.txt

Example 2 - Insert '1' to '15'
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
From 1
To 15
Use magic numbering No
Changing by 3
Number of digits No
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 01 - .txt File Name 01 - 1.txt
File Name 02 - .txt File Name 02 - 4.txt
File Name 03 - .txt File Name 03 - 7.txt
File Name 04 - .txt File Name 04 - 10.txt
File Name 05 - .txt File Name 05 - 13.txt
File Name 06 - .txt File Name 06 - .txt
File Name 07 - .txt File Name 07 - .txt

Example 3 - Insert '84' to '120'
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
From 84
To 120
Use magic numbering No
Changing by 5
Number of digits YES - At least 4 digits
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 01 - .txt File Name 01 - 0084.txt
File Name 02 - .txt File Name 02 - 0089.txt
File Name 03 - .txt File Name 03 - 0094.txt
File Name 04 - .txt File Name 04 - 0099.txt
File Name 05 - .txt File Name 05 - 0104.txt
File Name 06 - .txt File Name 06 - 0109.txt
File Name 07 - .txt File Name 07 - 0114.txt
File Name 08 - .txt File Name 08 - 0119.txt
File Name 09 - .txt File Name 09 - .txt
File Name 10 - .txt File Name 10 - .txt

Example 4 - Insert magic numbers
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
Mid 2
Limit
Use magic numbering Yes
Changing by
Number of digits No
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 03 - .txt File Name 03 - 1.txt
File Name 05 - .txt File Name 05 - 3.txt
File Name 09 - .txt File Name 09 - 7.txt
File Name 14 - .txt File Name 14 - 12.txt
File Name 15 - .txt File Name 15 - 13.txt
File Name 16 - .txt File Name 16 - 14.txt
File Name 20 - .txt File Name 20 - 18.txt
File Name 21 - .txt File Name 21 - 19.txt

Example 5 - Insert magic numbers
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
Mid 4
Limit 11
Use magic numbering Yes
Changing by
Number of digits Yes - At least 2 digits
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 03 - .txt File Name 03 - 04.txt
File Name 05 - .txt File Name 05 - 06.txt
File Name 09 - .txt File Name 09 - 10.txt
File Name 14 - .txt File Name 14 - 15.txt
File Name 15 - .txt File Name 15 - .txt
File Name 16 - .txt File Name 16 - .txt