Portfolio is case insensitive in most case. Points to note are:
- True case of filenames and paths is correctly recorded when cataloguing even if (especially in Windows) the OS is not set to show correct capitalisation.
- You may use spaces and mixed case in the names used to save Galleries, Finds, etc.
- Such names have the first letter capitalised regardless of true case when displayed. For instance, if Gallery "default" is saved in Catalogue "test.fdb" the Gallery window will display the caption "Test.fdb - Default" on its window. By contrast the list of saved Galleries will show "default". Hint - the lists of saved Finds and Galleries is a good way to check 'true' capitalisation if in doubt.
- When renaming files you can't rename them simply by changing the case of the filename. Changing "mypict" to "MyPict" will at best not work and at worst cause a program crash. You need to use trickery. Change "mypict" to "yourpict" and save. Now change to "MyPict" and save. This will work correctly.
- You can't access the filename extension to change case. This probably reflects the Mac ancestry of Portfolio (it was originally Mac-only Aldus Fetch) - Macs don't use file extensions. If you need to change the case of the extension in the Catalogue (e.g. for ISO 9660 compatibility) then you must correct the capitalisation externally in Windows and re-catalogue the file (save the custom data first if need be).
See also File Renaming
Question: Case sensitivity [FAQ00130.htm]
Last Update:- 31 May 2006