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sue@apple Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Feb 5, 2013 9:21 AM

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)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to sue@apple)

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

     

    You should be able to move/drag it there.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,440 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to sue@apple)

    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

  • Thomas Emmerich Level 4 Level 4 (3,470 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to sue@apple)

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

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to sue@apple)

    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.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,440 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    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.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,555 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to sue@apple)

    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.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,440 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to sue@apple)

    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.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to léonie)

    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.

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