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Applying Keywords to Multiple Documents

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:35 am
by aengineer
I wish to apply a keyword to multiple documents. Selecting those documents and dragging a keyword into the keyword pane should, I believe, do that. In my version ( 2.9.0.42 Beta (861203) 64-bit - 11 Mar 2020) this appears to apply the keyword only to the first document.

I tried to search here for info on whether this is a known, yet-to-be-implemented feature but was unsuccessful.

Re: Applying Keywords to Multiple Documents

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:46 pm
by rdale
The inspector doesn't operate on multiple selections, only on the current document in the active editor. Try dragging the keyword onto the items you've selected in the binder instead.

Re: Applying Keywords to Multiple Documents

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:39 pm
by aengineer
Ah. That works fine. Many thanks.

Re: Applying Keywords to Multiple Documents

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:47 pm
by brookter
There's also a (very slightly) quicker way:

With multiple documents selected in the binder, right click on the keyword(s) you want to apply and select 'Apply Keywords to Selected Documents'. You can use this context menu to remove keywords from multiple documents as well.

BTW, if you click on a keyword then on the magnifying glass you can search all documents for that keyword (or for the underlying word itself, or for documents with *no* keyword) and it will collate all the matches in a temporary collection in the binder.

Re: Applying Keywords to Multiple Documents

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:27 pm
by aengineer
Many thanks - MUCH later than intended. I've been writing rather than reading the forum. :)

Re: Applying Keywords to Multiple Documents

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:12 pm
by CheezBallz
brookter wrote:There's also a (very slightly) quicker way:

With multiple documents selected in the binder, right click on the keyword(s) you want to apply and select 'Apply Keywords to Selected Documents'. You can use this context menu to remove keywords from multiple documents as well.

BTW, if you click on a keyword then on the magnifying glass you can search all documents for that keyword (or for the underlying word itself, or for documents with *no* keyword) and it will collate all the matches in a temporary collection in the binder.


THANK YOU. I'm trying to figure out themes for a project and being able to add multiple keywords and see all files with a specific keyword have evaded me until now.