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Research: Choose a Naming Convention

Choose a Naming Convention

Choose a Naming Convention

 

You should be consistent in the way you name your data files. Consider the following:

  •    Save every draft with ordinal numbers to mark major changes (1, 2, 3) and decimal numbers to mark minor revisions (1.5)
  •    Avoid confusing terms like "final" or "revision"
  •    Keep file names short and relevant: 25 characters is sufficient
  •    Don’t use special characters in a file name, as they may not be understood by a computer if you move your files
  •    Use underscores instead of spaces

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