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What is the correct way to name files by number so that they display in the correct order using name sort? The problem is that after the number nine, the number ten is sorted after "one" not nine. This would be for files that all have the same text name, for example, "Food Shoot_9.psd". Thanks. -- Regards, Nick Jahn...

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    What is the correct way to name files by number so that they display in
    the correct order using name sort? The problem is that after the number
    nine, the number ten is sorted after "one" not nine. This would be for
    files that all have the same text name, for example, "Food
    Shoot_9.psd". Thanks.

    --
    Regards, Nick Jahn
    Nick Guest

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    "Nick jahn" <net> wrote in message
    news:220920031017258172%net... 

    Check out what most digital cameras do when they download pictures:

    DSC00001.jpg
    DSC00002.jpg
    ....
    DSC00009.jpg
    DSC00010.jpg
    DSC00011.jpg
    ....

    The trick is finding the right number of leading zeros...




    Michael Guest

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    First, you need to determine the maximum likely for the series. Is it 100? or
    100,000? Then fill the number with leading zeros. 001 . . . 999 0r as
    appropriate.

    On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 13:17:25 -0400, Nick jahn wrote
    (in message <220920031017258172%net>):
     




    Quisto Guest

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    In article <220920031017258172%net>,
    Nick jahn <net> wrote:
     

    There's an extension, named "Natural Order," that purports to do this.
    From the ReadMe:
     

    I've not used this, so I'm making no recommendation. You can download it
    at <http://mirror.macupdate.com/info.php/id/2746>
    --
    D.F. Manno
    net

    Nobody Died When Clinton Lied
    D.F. Guest

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    In article <220920031017258172%net>,
    Nick jahn <net> wrote:
     

    Get a utility named "A Better Finder Renamer" (no OS X version).
    It has an option to do numbered list renaming of files with the
    leading zeros in the number as described in earlier replies to
    this thread. Once so named, these files can be sorted as you
    desire in the Finder.

    --

    Somebody Guest

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    On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Nick jahn wrote:
     

    Leading zero's

    FoodShoot_009.psd etc

    Expletive Guest

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    On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Michael Carpenter wrote:
     
    >
    > Check out what most digital cameras do when they download pictures:
    >
    > DSC00001.jpg
    > DSC00002.jpg
    > ...
    > DSC00009.jpg
    > DSC00010.jpg
    > DSC00011.jpg
    > ...
    >
    > The trick is finding the right number of leading zeros...
    >[/ref]

    its always just one more digit than your highest number.
    i.e. if you know you will have less than 100 files, then you only need a 3
    digit number code for your file numbers, with 1 leading zero (2 in the
    case of the single digit files).
    If you will have between 100 and 999 files, you want a 4 digit number
    code, with 1-3 leading zeros as appropriate.
    and so on.

    Expletive Guest

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    Expletive Deletedin article
    cis.upenn.edu, Expletive Deleted at
    cis.upenn.edu wrote on 24/9/03 5:04 AM:
     
    >>
    >> Check out what most digital cameras do when they download pictures:
    >>
    >> DSC00001.jpg
    >> DSC00002.jpg
    >> ...
    >> DSC00009.jpg
    >> DSC00010.jpg
    >> DSC00011.jpg
    >> ...
    >>
    >> The trick is finding the right number of leading zeros...
    >>[/ref]
    >
    > its always just one more digit than your highest number.
    > i.e. if you know you will have less than 100 files, then you only need a 3
    > digit number code for your file numbers, with 1 leading zero (2 in the
    > case of the single digit files).
    > If you will have between 100 and 999 files, you want a 4 digit number
    > code, with 1-3 leading zeros as appropriate.
    > and so on.
    >[/ref]
    You may find it much easier to simply download and install Natural Order:

    <http://www.naturalordersort.org/>

    kinkin Guest

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    In article <BB9710E8.F56B%com>,
    kinkin <com> wrote:

     

    Worked great for me when I was using OS9. No go on X.
    --
    chuck reti
    detroit mi
    Chuck Guest

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