4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 30, 2017 8:53 AM by john beardsworth

    How do I stop keywords entering as sub categories?

    sheff_joy

      Hi

       

      I have a large catalogue containing a big variety of images which I have carefully keyworded.   One of my keywords is Birds and I then have loads of sub categories under this with keywords of different types of birds.

       

      If I enter another new keyword which isnt related to Birds eg on a photo of a White Tailed Eagle -    I would keyword it  Birds, White Tailed Eagle, Scotland, Isle of Mull

      - how do I prevent the non bird related keywords (Scotland & Isle of Mull) from being placed as a sub category of Birds?

       

      I hope I have made my problem clear!

       

      Thanks

      Joy

        • 1. Re: How do I stop keywords entering as sub categories?
          joefry99 Adobe Community Professional

          Normally, when keywording type: Isle of Mull < Scotland, White Tailed Eagle < Birds.  Alternately: Scotland > Isle of Mull, Birds > Eagle.  This will set up the keyword hierarchies if they're not already set up.  Now navigate to keyword list to see the hierarchies.  If they're already set up wrong, as seems to be in your case, you can click and drag a category or sub-category, place it on top of another category, release and it will now become a sub-category of the category upon which it was dropped.

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          • 2. Re: How do I stop keywords entering as sub categories?
            Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

            You are more than likely in the Birds keyword when creating the other entry. you have to be in the Top level part of the Keyword list or if you have a Places top level keywording set in that before you enter that.

             

            If that is All One keyword then that is what you get.

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            • 3. Re: How do I stop keywords entering as sub categories?
              sheff_joy Level 1

              Thankyou - I am used to having to drag all the non birds out of that category!

               

              Ok - so if I put '>'  it will enter it in the Birds category?    I have tried that before and it just gives it 'Birds > Robin' - all as one keyword!  - but I have just tried it now and it seems to add the Robin as a keyword and does put it into the Robin category under Birds, (but doesnt actually apply Birds as a keyword in itself.)    Thanks for your help - I think its a bit clearer now! 

               

              So all my 655 pics with 'Birds' and then 'type of Bird' as keyword are not correct?  -  I have manually dragged some into the Birds set if they havent gone in automatically.    Is there a way I can put that right by selecting all and making the appropriate alteration to the keyword for all?

              • 4. Re: How do I stop keywords entering as sub categories?
                john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                You may have right clicked the Birds keyword, and chosen Put New Keywords inside this Keyword.

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