12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 12:01 PM by sue@apple
sue@apple Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I am using Aperture - can anyone tell me please, how to turn a subordinate keyword into a main/parent keyword.  I have dragged a keyword to the wrong parent and now can't find how to move it back again.

 

EG.         Flowers

                    Poppies

                   Roses

                   Cars

 

I need to move Cars back out of the Flowers category.

 

Any help would be gratefully received.

 

Thanks and regards,

Sue


Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Keywords
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,850 points)

    Are you using the keyword HUD Window->Show Keyword HUD?

     

    You should be able to move/drag it there.

  • 2. Re: Keywords
    sue@apple Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for your prompt response.  Yes I'm using Keyword HUD but there doesn't seem to be anywhere to drag the offending keyword too.  When I drag it out of the Flowers category, it just pings back again.

  • 3. Re: Keywords
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    In  the Keywords HUD drag the "Cars" to the bottom of the HUD, if you want to move the keyword back to the toplevel of the keyword hierarchie - like in the screenshot below, where I moved the "Vows" from the "Wedding" keywords.vows.png

     

    The difficulty is to move a keyword back to the toplevel - you can easily move a keyword to another category by dragging it on top of the category, but with the toplevel there is nothing to drag it to.

     

    But dragging simply to the bottom of the window seems to work  - at least for me - I tried this in Aperture 3.4.3

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 4. Re: Keywords
    Thomas Emmerich Level 4 Level 4 (3,485 points)

    If you haven't done anything else since, you can choose Edit->Undo move keyword.

  • 5. Re: Keywords
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,850 points)

    One other gotcha with this. The HUD window needs to be showing blank lines at the bottom.  When it opens it usually is sized to just fit the keywords there and if you try to move to the top level you have no where to drop the keyword.

     

    Try resizing the keyword HUD window so it shows blank lines and then try it.

  • 6. Re: Keywords
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    When it opens it usually is sized to just fit the keywords there and if you try to move to the top level you have no where to drop the keyword.

     

    That is why I have defined all my keywords relative to a category _Custom. This way I can always drag onto the top level "_Custom" keyword.

  • 7. Re: Keywords
    sue@apple Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ah ha, the illusive blank lines at the bottom of the HUD.  NOW it works.  Thank you everyone who has responded to my plea.  Very much appreciated.

  • 8. Re: Keywords
    sue@apple Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    leonieDF  That is why I have defined all my keywords relative to a category _Custom. This way I can always drag onto the top level "_Custom" keyword.

     

    I don't understand what you are doing here.  could you elaborate please.

  • 9. Re: Keywords
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,945 points)

    Aperturistas!  This was solved many moons ago:

     

    Use the search field to search for the keyword you want to move.


    Take advantage of the now empty space in the Keyword HUD to move the keyword.


    Clear the search field.

  • 10. Re: Keywords
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    could you elaborate please.

    Sure.

     

    I wanted a keyword that is the root category of all my own custom keywords, so that there will always be a category to drag to.

     

    For example: You have the top-level categories "Flowers > Poppies" and "Cars". There is no keyword more general than Cars and Poppies, and nowhere to drag to.

     

    If you add a keyword "Sue's keywords" and derive all your own custom keywords from "Sue's keywords":

     

    Sue's keywords > Flowers > Poppies

    Sue's keywords > Cars > Chevy

     

    Then you will always be able to drag to "Sue's keywords", if you want to move a keyword to the top level of the hierarchie.

  • 11. Re: Keywords
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,850 points)

    The other major advantage of that scheme is that you will always know which keywords are your's and which came with system and if you need to move your keywords to another library it's easier then hunting through the entire hierarchy for your keywords.

     

    I do this myself just not for the moving aspect.

  • 12. Re: Keywords
    sue@apple Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thank you soooooo much one and all.  You have all been extremely helpful to a newbie to Aperture and not only to this software but to Apple in general, ie. switched from Windows to Mac a month ago.  Loving it.