Data driven pages. File name format

Idea created by jhellen78 on Sep 26, 2011
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    It would be great if it would be possible to create custom formats for the file names that are produced by the data driven pages feature. Now it looks like this in ArcGIS 10 (ArcMap):

    0EM30000000CrzN

    You can choose etiher index, name or page number to be included in the file name

    I think it should be done as in most file renaming tools:
    The file names could be named using format strings like %D = date %C = creator %n = page number %N = page name etc.
    Here's a couple of examples from Thunar File manager:
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      %A     The full weekday name according to the current locale.
         
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      %b     The abbreviated month name according to the current locale.
         
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      %B     The full month name according to the current locale.
         
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      %c     The preferred date  and  time  representation  for  the  current locale.
         
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      %d     The day of the month as a decimal number (range 01 to 31).
         
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      %F     Equivalent to %Y-%m-%d (the ISO 8601 date format).
         
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      %H     The hour as a decimal number using a 24-hour clock (range 00  to 23).
         
    With this you could automagically create files that contain both page name, number and some other data.  Example: helsinki_%n_%N.pdf would create helsinki_1_east.pdf where 1 is the page number and east is the page name.