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Author Topic: Quickfield how-to request  (Read 1529 times)


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Quickfield how-to request
« on: May 09, 2011, 01:15:29 PM »
I'm confused on the help file's short statement on how to use the %t% in Quickfield.
Can you elaborate a bit?

Thank you,
« Last Edit: May 09, 2011, 02:06:25 PM by wideeyedguy, Reason: Fixed original posted problem. »


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Re: Quickfield how-to request
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 03:09:43 PM »
I just spent a few minutes staring at the help file trying to figure out what i had in mind.

I think the idea was that normally you set the template pattern for your filename which might include the quickfield, like "%quickfield% Screenshot - %datetime%"

This says that when saving a new file, if you type "test" into the quickfield, the file will be named "test Screenshot - 5/9/11"

BUT if you are strange you could do it the other way, and put something generic in the default new filename template like "Screenshot - %datetime%" and then in your quickfield customize this by saying something like "test %t%" which gives you filename of "test Screenshot - 5/9/11" or "%t% test" which would give you filename "Screenshot - 5/9/11 test".

So you put %t% in your quickfield to replace the default new file name template into your quickfield at a specific location and then save the file.

BUT having said that, it's clear the best advice is to ignore this feature completely, as it's strange and has no obvious use.