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Appending date to publisher naming

Erich
Newcomer
Does anyone know a way that the date can be appended to file names created when publishing sheets as PDF's? Typically the publisher uses the names assigned to sheets and I don't want to change those names, just the name of the published file.
Erich

AC 19 6006 & AC 20
Mac OS 10.11.5
15" Retina MacBook Pro 2.6
27" iMac Retina 5K
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Link
Expert
A good method is to 'hard code' your own DATE Setting. This way you can control the date to the future (or past?!) date of your choosing.

1. Go to Book Settings
2. Click the drop-down by the New Issue button
3. Edit the Scheme
4. Create a new Scheme field called DATE
5. Create a New Issue (when it's time to)
6. Enter the date you want in the DATE field
7. In the Publisher Set, select the folder which contains the items you want renamed, and hit Rename Items...
8. Select Custom Name and add the DATE field
9. Make sure you still have the other fields you need like ID and Name
10. These will be appended to the file name.

Of course you can add it to the front or in amongst any of the other fields you select.

Cheers,
Link.
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Erich
Newcomer
Link, thanks for the methodology. I hadn't considered using the issue manager yet, since we are still in design and have not issued official drawings yet. But this method will work well a bit later.
Erich

AC 19 6006 & AC 20
Mac OS 10.11.5
15" Retina MacBook Pro 2.6
27" iMac Retina 5K

Link
Expert
Well you could use any of the other options in book settings. Bit of a workaround, as you'd need to edit all the layouts (although they can be edited simultaneously) but it'll get the job done.

Cheers,
Link.
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Earthworm
Contributor
add <SHORTDATE> to your custom name (or in fact any of these: gld autotext-guide)
ArchiCAD 24 | Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 - 3.50GHz | 32 GB RAM | GeForce GTX 970 | Windows 10

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