You have the ability to target the Track to be Deleted, or choose "Unused."
In Add Tracks, you can target where to Add Tracks, above Target, below Target, or After/Before Last, IIRC. Note: Newer Tracks, by default are above for Video and below for Audio, hence my After/Before comment.
Even with the Track Targeting in CS4, I do not think that this has changed, but will stand corrected, should the changes have taken place.
[Edit} added comments about CS4 Track Targeting
I'm not sure you understood my question. Yes. I can do exactly what you said.
AND, in my dialog box, the placement of the tracks is in relation to a drop down menu that lists the tracks by the names "track 1, track 2, track 3". Since I have renamed my tracks, these generic designations have no meaning to me. I am hoping there is a way to add and delete tracks relative to the name of the tracks that I have renamed.
OK, looks like there was a major change with CS4 and its Track Targeting change. Sorry for misleading you on this.
Not really a solution to your problem but when your rename say "video 1"
You could call it "golf shots-1"
That way it is reneamed and still has the generic # that it put.
I agree that the new list should have the new name and maybe later it will
at least this will keep you from having to count each time if you always rename and leave the # there.
Given the circumstances with the naming conventions in CS4 (probably due to the new Track Targeting), I'd think about a variation on your naming scheme, to something like 01-Golf Shots. The only reason for this would be to get that numeric part up front. Maybe it's just my failing eyesight, but I can pick them out more clearly that way.
Guess I'll have to revamp my naming conventions, when I go to CS4. Ugh-h-h, old dogs, new tricks - hate it!
So y'all know - when you get to cs4, unless it is fixed by then, the numbering naming convention has the following challenge.
Let's say that I name a track "07 image" because it is track #7 in my list, and I want to be able to match up its "name" with its adobe designation (Track 7). That works until I decide that I want to add a new "Track 6". If I add a track "beneath" "07 image" then "Track 7" gets moved to "Track 8" in the adobe designation. If I add another track, it gets moved to "Track 9" etc. So, my track named "07 image" is really Track 9, which defeats the purpose. So, if you number your tracks to avoid this problem, every single numbered track is now "wrong #" if you add any tracks "beneath" them.
I have to assume they will fix this reasonably quickly, as it seems like a pretty basic functionality, but I am new to the Adobe world, and don't have a sense for their "versioning" process.
Good luck y'all!
I see your point, and PrPro will always do it's naming, ordering by the sequence (not Sequence) that the Tracks were created in. OK, got it and thanks.
Maybe in CS5, one will have the ability to order/arrange the Tracks to suit. I'd still want a "lock" feature, so I didn't accidently change the Track order, unless I wanted to do that. Time for a Feature Request.
Appreciate the feedback,
I have to assume they will fix this reasonably quickly
Adobe doesn't do anything 'quickly'. They sometimes don't do anything at all. Some things wrong with CS3 never got attention (title pane creep). You have to shell out cash for CS4 to find those bug fixes.
Why do you manage your project with so many tracks?
I am curious so if you could indulge me please.
That is so funny.
I really didnt think about adding tracks and how that would switch the numbers.
Good to know.
At least with CS3 on the title creep if you re-aranged the title positions the creep went away.
Moving the panels on the left to the bottom made that all go away.
That creep was driving me nuts.
At least were all in the boat together and have others to ask questions and vent to when Adobe doesnt fix things.
Cant wait for CS5