Batch File Renaming on Your Mac
The other day I created about 58 files from a scanner. But I got their names wrong. Each file contained the string 2301 when it should have been 2302. All this on my Mac. So I went looking for an easy solution and, much to my surprise, I discovered a remarkable tool: the Automator.
The guy who introduced us calls himself Wez Pyke. He wrote some very nice instructions at Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/using-automator-to-batch-rename-images-mac/. The page is loaded with ads, but fairly easy to follow. Once you get the idea you’ll find many uses for this nifty tool.
Automator creates workflow scripts. Now that I understand the concept of workflow, I think I’ll experiment with it in other venues. I believe recent incarnations of Microsoft Office include some workflow features. Stay tuned.