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Paste Image and Image Counter

Unread postby alanmcd » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:18 am

When I paste an image into a topic the image save dialog come up and wants to save the image as e.g. clip0043.png etc
How do I change this counter to start again at a higher number?
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Re: Paste Image and Image Counter

Unread postby Tim Green » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:23 am

Hi Alan,

That isn't configurable at the moment, it calculates the number from what it finds in your default images folder, which is the first folder referenced in Configuration > Common Properties > Project Search Path. However, I would generally strongly recommend not using the automatically-generated filenames. Those are really just placeholders. It's much better to give your images descriptive names; that will make it a lot easier when you're managing your image files later.

Important: Don't use spaces or non-alphanumeric characters in your image file names, except - and _, which are both OK. If you do the names won't be HTML-compatible and Help+Manual will have to change the name on publishing. Then It changes the output filenames to hashxxx.yyy, where xxx is a consecutive number and yyy is the file extension.
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Re: Paste Image and Image Counter

Unread postby alanmcd » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:58 am

Why does it prompt to save with the last saved name if created by H&M but not by the previous user entered name?
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Re: Paste Image and Image Counter

Unread postby Tim Green » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:23 pm

alanmcd wrote:Why does it prompt to save with the last saved name if created by H&M but not by the previous user entered name?

Basically, because it does. 8) But seriously -- that wouldn't really work. If you're using completely descriptive names you would be overwriting every name completely anyway. And if you have your own numbering or incremental naming scheme of another kind there's no way it could understand that and increment it without generating errors. The only safe solution is to stay with its own incremental scheme as a still functional placeholder that you can overwrite.
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