I am trying to export Bridge (4) KW as tab-delimited text file.
The export seems to go well, but whole dependent KW trees end up completely missing.
Bridge KW screen shot (Note the 'Trip' tree):
Here is how this exports:
Note the 'Trip' tree is missing the entire 'Europe' branch and sub-branches. The '...' indicates correctly exported KW which I have cut out as not illustrative of the problem.
Have KW handling set at the default (read hierarchical keywords).
Is the problem related to the existence of the tree 'Places' prior to the tree 'Trip' which also contains the KW 'Europe' 'France' - and to the occurance of several other of the 'Trip' tree sub-keywords under other trees?
My only interest in the use of hierarchical KW is for ease of entry, and I wish to be able to use the same KW file in Lightroom - but as the KW file is not being exported in the manner which I expect upon import into LR there are a lot of KW > KW entries which are not helpful.
I have also today tried deleting ALL of the keywords and trees except the 'Trip' tree - and this made no difference in how the exported file was created: The entire 'Europe' sub-branch is simply not there.
Actually, neither is 'Meeting' which means that over 90% of the tree is not being exported:
Remaining fully expanded Bridge KW heirarchy before export:
KW export file (using the drop-down 'export' bridge function):
The whole point of keywording using a tree-structure is to avoid having to enter KW individually - which is very tedious with granular KWing.
This is the first time I have used Bridge for KWing.
I have put many hours into this, and my conclusion is that somehow I do not understand the niceties of Bridge KWs, and so will return to my more tedious, but ultimately more productive, use of KW programs which - though they might not support heirarchys - at least allow KWs to not vanish upon export.
Going through and right-clicking each italic word brought up a menu with a choice of 'make persistant' doing so allowed export of all in the expected format (as seen below) ... BUT...
... BUT... one is left wondering HOW the 'non-persistant' KWs were created in the first place - as right-clicking in the KW list brings up a context menu which does NOT have a persistant/non-persistant option:
Picking either New KW or New SubKW simply inserts a new KW entry row - again with non option of persist/non-persist.
Thank you for noticing the font difference and for knowing WHAT it signified. Now if I can just solve the mystery of how non-persist KW are created (so that I can avoid it).
Again, thank you.
If you bring an image with a keyword into Bridge you will see the keyword appear when you visit the folder. But it will be italicized in your keyword panel until you right click on keyword and choose "make persistent".
So depends on how those items in you list were developed. If you type them in they will be permanent. If you migrated them in from another program they would probably be italicized and therefore not permanent. This would mean if you exited Bridge they would disappear and you would have to start over.