Suggestion: add Rename to File menu

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Suggestion: add Rename to File menu

Post by Paultx » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:27 pm

I remember the old times when I used Word for DOS and it had the option to rename files. After all these years I wonder why this very handful option was removed and never returned.

So my suggestion is: add Rename to the File menu of all SoftMaker Office applications.
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Re: Suggestion: add Rename to File menu

Post by sven-l » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:00 am

You can rename files directly in the Windows file explorer.
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Re: Suggestion: add Rename to File menu

Post by Paultx » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:31 pm

sven-l wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:00 am
You can rename files directly in the Windows file explorer.
I know that!

But consider this: I create a document in TextMaker, save it with a given name, but at some point and for some reason I decide to change its name while still working at it. I'll have to:

1 - Close de document
2 - Open Explorer
3 - Rename the document
4 - Open the now renamed document

Why not avoid these steps and do the thing right from the app?

Just to give you two examples: first, take IrfanView. The guy who develops it had the brilliant idea of, besides offering the option to rename the files, assigning the F2 key to the command, so Windows users will feel at home.

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The other example is EditPad Lite, a great alternative to Windows Notepad. The developers not only gave users the option to rename but also to MOVE the file, that is, change its name and path at the same time.

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My suggestions here are for you to improve your products and make a better user experience. Which I think might make people like them more and spread the word about them, so more people may like them and... you get the picture. Not to mention being ahead of competition.

But you are the developers and of course you have the right to make your applications the way you want and see best fit. I am only a user trying to help.
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Re: Suggestion: add Rename to File menu

Post by sven-l » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:54 pm

I will refer your suggestion to the product management.
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Re: Suggestion: add Rename to File menu

Post by Paultx » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:32 pm

Yesterday I discovered that it's possible to rename a file with the File Manager, which is very useful for its other tasks as well. =D>

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However I would love to have the single Rename command, to which I could assign a keyboard shortcut to make things even faster. :D
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