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Hi, would be cool if you could help me to improve these helptexts provided in the Picard First users wizard.

At the moment they are a bit to formal and stiff.

Maybe some native english speaker could fix this:


Please feel free to apply any changes that come to your mind. The only constraints are that the texts with exception of page 1 and 6 may not much grow in total length.

Note: some parts appear in German, due automatic localization (sry, don't know how turn off).

in step 2 the original text is:

  • rename file
  • move files
  • move tagged files to this folder
  • move additional files
  • delete empty files

in step 3 the original text is:

  • Settings:
  • replace windows incompatible characters
  • replace non-ASCII characters

in step 4:

  • File naming Format
  • Bespiel = Example

Page 1 - Introduction

Welcome to the Picard Music File Tag Manager configuration wizard!

This wizard will help you configure Picard to organize your music the way you want it, and it will introduce you to the enhanced tagging features of the Picard program.

Please click "next" to continue.

Page 2 - Path

Picard can tag and organize your music files according to your preferences.

  • To rename your music files based on the tag data, use the "Rename files" option. On the following screens you'll be asked how you'd like the files to be renamed.
  • To move your music files to another folder, use the "Move files" option, and enter the name of the target folder.
  • To organize your files into sub-folders. For example, to categorize by "artist name", enter the name of the top level music folder.
  • To move the other files use the "Move additional files" option. Picard can be directed use file type to identify non-audio files;
         e.g. *.jpg for cover art image files and *.txt for lyrics text files. 

NB operations take effect only when Picard saves a file.

[ ] Rename files

[ ] Move files

Question: do you mean "delete empty files", or maybe "delete empty directories" ? Answer: Exactly :)

Page 3 - Naming Format

How would you like your files to be named?

Picard can use different naming styles, depending on whether the release is a "Various Artists" release, or a single artist. In each entry in the list below, the first line is an example of how a release with a single artist would look, and the second line is how a release with "Various Artists" would look.

Please select your preferred file naming style. If you don't like any of the preset styles, choose "Create custom entry" to create your own naming format in the next step.

Page 4 - Custom Naming Format

Here you can create your own naming format.

Words enclosed by % signs (e.g. "%artist%") are macros which will be replaced by the corresponding tag data for each file. Click "Insert Field" to see a list of available macros. Please refer to the Picard Scripting Guide for further details.

Click "Preview" to see the effect of the format. Click "Next" when done.

Page 5 - Duplicate File Handling

If Picard needs to rename one of your files, but there's already a file of that name, what should it do?

  • "Append a number": a number is added to the filename so that "file.mp3" (for example) would be renamed to "file (1).mp3"
  • "Leave it in the original directory": the file will not be moved if it already exists at the target location.
  • "Move to another directory": all duplicates will be moved to a single directory.

Page 6 - Finished

Thank you for completing the Picard configuration wizard. We now have the necessary information to handle your music files correctly.

As you use Picard, further information on how to proceed will appear in the sidebar.

We hope Picard will make it easy for you to tag and manage your music. To help us improve, go to musicbrainz.org and let us know what you think.