Here is a real use-case example. You have a bunch of files off your digital camera, all named sequentially, such as this:

 

 

 

 

You want to change the name to be:

 

  • A place name
  • followed by the date you took the picture
  • followed by a sequential number, padded to four places using a zero character.

 

This group of steps should do what you need:

 

Step 1 - remove the filename

 

Step 2 - add the fixed text (Seattle)

 

Step 3 - add the "date taken" information, in the desired format

 

Step 4 - Add the autonumber. The word Seattle and the date is 16 characters long, hence the value 16 in the group length.