a file renamer that can do this ...

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Spoon2001

I'm scanning checks, front and back. If I used the duplex capability of the
scanner, I could number them sequentially, alternating front and back, like
so ...

0001 (front of first check), 0002 (back of first check), 0003 (front of
second check), etc.

Is there a renamer I can use to rename this sequence of files with the check
number plus "f" or "b" to indicate front or back?

e.g.
0001 -> 4000f
0002 -> 4000b
0003 -> 4001f
0004 -> 4001b
0005 -> 4002f
0006 -> 4002b
....

TIA.
 
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Seabat

I'm scanning checks, front and back. If I used the duplex capability of the
scanner, I could number them sequentially, alternating front and back, like
so ...

0001 (front of first check), 0002 (back of first check), 0003 (front of
second check), etc.

Is there a renamer I can use to rename this sequence of files with the check
number plus "f" or "b" to indicate front or back?

e.g.
0001 -> 4000f
0002 -> 4000b
0003 -> 4001f
0004 -> 4001b
0005 -> 4002f
0006 -> 4002b
...

TIA.


Try Rname-It v3.1 , it's very small footprint and works like a champ.
Get it here: http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=192
 
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MightyKitten

Spoon2001 said:
I'm scanning checks, front and back. If I used the duplex capability
of the scanner, I could number them sequentially, alternating front
and back, like so ...

0001 (front of first check), 0002 (back of first check), 0003 (front
of second check), etc.

Is there a renamer I can use to rename this sequence of files with
the check number plus "f" or "b" to indicate front or back?

e.g.
0001 -> 4000f
0002 -> 4000b
0003 -> 4001f
0004 -> 4001b
0005 -> 4002f
0006 -> 4002b
...

TIA.

I prefer Siren for well... any batch renaming.
http://www.scarabee-software.net/

MigthyKitten
 
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Wald

Spoon2001 said:
0001 (front of first check), 0002 (back of first check), 0003
(front of second check), etc.

Is there a renamer I can use to rename this sequence of files
with the check number plus "f" or "b" to indicate front or back?

I'm convinced that for specific requirements like this, the best and
most robust solution is to simply use a scripting language.

It is not difficult to write a simple script that allows renaming
your files like you propose. And in addition, once you get to know
the scripting language, future problems like this one can be
immediately solved.

My personal preference would be Python, you can download it from the
ActiveState website:

http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePython/

Kind regards,
Wald
 
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Anti_Freak_Machine

Spoon2001 said:
I'm scanning checks, front and back. If I used the duplex capability of the
scanner, I could number them sequentially, alternating front and back, like
so ...

0001 (front of first check), 0002 (back of first check), 0003 (front of
second check), etc.

Is there a renamer I can use to rename this sequence of files with the check
number plus "f" or "b" to indicate front or back?

e.g.
0001 -> 4000f
0002 -> 4000b
0003 -> 4001f
0004 -> 4001b
0005 -> 4002f
0006 -> 4002b
...

TIA.
One of my favorites is Bulk rename utility
http://www.jimwillsher.co.uk/Site/Software/BRU_Intro.php
Free to use, and if you like it you can donate (voluntary donationware)
One of the few programs I actually donated to. Also very easy to use and
packed with features.
 
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subc

I'm scanning checks, front and back. If I used the duplex capability of the
scanner, I could number them sequentially, alternating front and back, like
so ...

0001 (front of first check), 0002 (back of first check), 0003 (front of
second check), etc.

Here is one of the best mass renamers I know:

1-4a Rename v1.56.0
http://www.1-4a.com/rename/
 
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Tom McDonald

I'm scanning checks, front and back. If I used the duplex capability
of the scanner, I could number them sequentially, alternating front
and back, like so ...

0001 (front of first check), 0002 (back of first check), 0003 (front
of second check), etc.

Is there a renamer I can use to rename this sequence of files with the
check number plus "f" or "b" to indicate front or back?

e.g.
0001 -> 4000f
0002 -> 4000b
0003 -> 4001f
0004 -> 4001b
0005 -> 4002f
0006 -> 4002b
...

TIA.

Lupas Rename thus
Tab - Autonumber
Radio Button - Manual
Radio Button - After Filename
In Manual Field enter fbfbfbfbfbfbfbfbfbfbfb as needed
http://www.azheavymetal.com/~lupasrename/lupasrename.php

To get the exact results you specify, you may have to do the f/b thing on
the *original* numbered sequence, then search for "f" in order to isolate
the fronts, moving them temporarily to a subfolder. Then fronts and
backs could be renumbered separately 40001f and 40001b, and the folders
recombined.
 
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TW

I'm scanning checks, front and back. If I used the duplex capability of the
scanner, I could number them sequentially, alternating front and back, like
so ...

0001 (front of first check), 0002 (back of first check), 0003 (front of
second check), etc.

Is there a renamer I can use to rename this sequence of files with the check
number plus "f" or "b" to indicate front or back?

e.g.
0001 -> 4000f
0002 -> 4000b
0003 -> 4001f
0004 -> 4001b
0005 -> 4002f
0006 -> 4002b
...

TIA.
You might give The Rename a look. It's pretty powerful.
www.herve-thouzard.com/therename.phtml
 

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