File Naming Conventions

It is important to consider the name you give a file so that it reflects information about the document inside. Aside from making it easier to organize and find your own files, it provides valuable information to others who may be receiving, reviewing or revising your documents.

Consider what information you would like somebody looking at a directory of files where your file is one of them as a guide to naming your file.

Examples of bad filenames:

Examples of good filenames: