Alternative ways of entering phrases
 
While manually typing in a phrase (as demonstrated in the previous article) is effective, it might be easier to use 'Copy' and⁄or 'Paste'.
 
 
(1) Entering a phrase using 'Paste from selected filename'
 
 
To create a phrase using 'Paste', first make sure the right tab is selected. In this example we select the tab 'Remove' just like in the example in the previous article Renaming the files.
 
Click on a file name in the list (inside the Fast File Renamer program) to select it, then click on:
 
Menu: Edit⁄Paste from⁄Selected file name
 
as shown directly below:
 
 


 
This will copy the entire name of the file into the active pattern edit box. In this example, the box named 'Pattern to remove from file name' as shown directly below:
 


 
 
Now edit the pattern inside the edit box until it corresponds to what you want to remove from all the file names (shown directly below):
 
 
 
 
Then perform a simulation by clicking on the 'Simulate' button.
 
If you are happy with the results, then click on 'Undo simulate', and perform an actual rename.
 
If you don't like the results (you might have made an error), then undo the simulation, improve the pattern until you think it will work, then click on the 'Simluate' button again. Repeat this process until 'Simulate' yields the correct results. Finally, perform the actual 'Rename'.
 
 
 
(2) Entering a phrase using 'Paste from clipboard'
 
You can also enter a phrase using:
 
Menu: Edit⁄Paste from Clipboard
 
This assumes that the information which you will use for the phrase is on the Windows clipboard.
 
 
(3) Entering a phrase using an external editor
 
Optional: first put the file name onto the Windows clipboard using:
 
Menu: Edit⁄Copy selected file name
 
then open an editor such as NotePad, WordPad, paste the filename there, edit it, then copy it onto the Windows clipboard.
 
Finally, use
 
Menu: Edit⁄Paste from Clipboard
 
inside Fast File Renamer.
 
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