Numbering (quickly) files (pdf) when there are loads of them

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chipandegg, May 26, 2012.

  1. chipandegg macrumors regular

    chipandegg

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    #1
    I've got lots of pdfs which I need to put on my iPad, the thing is they are all labeled as Tutorial.pdf - there are about 20 of them.

    Is there a quick way to number them e.g. Tutorial 1, Tutorial 2 etc - instead of numbering them individually

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    For renaming large numbers of files/folders, I use Name Mangler and I've heard good things about NameChanger.
     
  3. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

    mrgraff

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    In Lion (maybe an earlier OS too, I'm not sure) you can move each "Tutorial" file into the same folder, and choose "Keep Both Files" when prompted. This will create a list of files named

    Tutorial
    Tutorial copy
    Tutorial copy 2...

    Then use Automator to renumber the files with cleaner names:
    http://www.tuaw.com/2008/11/11/mac-automation-rename-multiple-files-efficiently/

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    Nice, Name Mangler is a good idea too. I suppose you could drag and drop your 20 or so files from their various locations, renumber them, and then collect all the newly numbered files into one folder and voila.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Yep. You can also define how you want the numbering scheme to appear, delete strings, add strings, change extensions, etc.
     

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