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Allow changing real file name during Copy To

Currently, if I have a document that I might use as a template for a new document and I perform a "Copy To" operation, the base file name will remain the same. This makes it impossible to edit two resulting documents side by side in an editor such as Word or Excel because their base filename is identical.

Either the file should be opened as the "File Name" index, or the option to change the file name during "Copy To" needs to allow the base file name to be specified.

Currently, the cumbersome workaround is to download the document, rename the document, then store it again, filling out the index fields that may only need a couple of minor changes.

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    Rex W. Walker shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Jon Weston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        a lot of users don't understand why the document name index field is not actually the document name and is unaffected by DocuWare's "Rename" function. this would be a very sensible thing to fix

      • Jon Weston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Being able to change the base document name at any time would be great, not just during a Copy To operation. Users are confused when the Document Name field gets updated but then when they open the document (in Word or Excel) that old name is still there. Rename should actually rename the document.

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