Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to drummerjoe)
And what happens if you drag 100 photos from Project A (1) to Project A and then remove Project A (1)?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to Munas)
It works - but I don't want to manually do that for every project, album, etc. twice a month. I thought the merge feature was supposed to identify and merge projects of the same name. It's behaving as if I am adding a library, and I'm specifying it to merge the libraries.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 2:56 PM (in response to drummerjoe)
How are you getting/creating the Projects on your laptop?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to Kirby Krieger)
The MBP library was a new library. I manually created the projects, named them to be identical to the projects in my Master library. I manually import photos from an SD card into the Aperture projects.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to drummerjoe)
When you import the library from the MBP into the master library to you select merge or add?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to drummerjoe)
Just manually merge the Projects in your "master Aperture Library" on the external drive. The easy way to do this is in Projects View by drag-and-drop.
When you want Projects to work on on your laptop, select them from the "master Aperture Library" and create a new Library via "File➞Export➞Items as New Library". Then move this Library to your laptop (using Finder), open it and work on it. You can import files and create new Projects. When you are ready, transfer this Library back to a location that is local to your "master Aperture Library" and import it with "Merge" selected.
I don't know for sure, but I'm 99.9% certain that Aperture maintains unique internal names for Projects. Even though you named a Project with the same name as an existing Project in another Library, they are not the same Project to Aperture. You can merge them yourself (in which case Aperture _simply_ combines them), but Aperture won't merge them ("merge" here means "combine and select this particular set of changes and discard all others").
Before proceeding, I suggest re-reading the following section on the linked page in the User Manual: