Best practices' for preparing artwork for custom usb drives.

Organizing the Data Masters on Your Computer
Help us Get it Right and Place Each Version in its own Folder

  • Create a folder on your computer that will store all of the files on your custom USB drive(s).
  • This example uses a master folder or root folder called, “My Flash Drive Files”.
  • If you have data for multiple versions, place each version of the data in its own folder.
  • This really helps take the guesswork out of giving you the best results!

Naming Your Files
Avoid Quotes, Double Quotes & Backticks

  • When naming files, it’s advisable to avoid certain special characters, even if the file system supports them.
  • Avoid using quotes( ‘ ), double quotes( ” ) or backticks( ` ) in the name of your files or folders.
Be Descriptive

  • Give your files a name that describes its contents.
  • Avoid using generic names like “document” or “file”.
Keep it Short

  • Long file names are difficult to read and make it harder to navigate your files.
  • Try to keep your file names concise and to the point.
Use Title Case

  • In title case, first letters of most words are capitalized, excluding small words like and, the, or, but, for, etc.
  • It is commonly used to make text easier to read.
  • Example:
    This is my Introduction.pdf
    Title Case is the Best Case for Readability.Docx

Controlling the Order of Your Files

  • You can attempt to control the display order of your files by naming them to include a numerical prefix.
  • Computers sort their files by name by default, but a user can change that setting.
  • The only way to guarantee the order that your files will appear to the end user is to create a menu of files.
  • Please contact a salesperson at 866-458-8415 if you would like more information about the Launch Menu.