Change Metadata on Multiple Documents Selection?

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krastev
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:50 pm Post

Is it possible to change the Status of a multiple documents selection?

When I select multiple documents in the Binder, the only things I see in the Inspector are the Project Notes and the Project References. Is there any other way to change the status of the documents except one by one?

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:33 pm Post

The contextual menu is the best (and often only) tool for making bulk metadata changes to selected items. The main exception is keywording, which involves dragging keywords onto a selection to make a batch assignment.
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:21 am Post

Thank you!

I didn't think of that. :D :D :D
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:12 pm Post

Adding a follow-up question...

Is it possible to bulk change metadata right from the Outliner ? A right click works with List-type metadata but not with checkboxes...

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:39 pm Post

Checkboxes can be batch toggled by holding down the Alt key when you click on one of them. Either all visible items will be toggled, or if there is a selection, only items within the selection will be toggled.

This may not work in the stable version of Scrivener, I didn’t check that, I just double-checked in the beta though.
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:43 pm Post

It works on my version too (3.1) ! Alt key to the rescue as usual.
Thank you very much.