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Using thesaurus quicklists to link several fields together

Overview

See how thesaurus quicklists can be used to link the content of several fields for super-fast adding of metadata.

Thesaurus quicklists with linked fields

By using thesaurus Quicklists, it is possible to extend the Quicklist functionality to easily add pre-defined text to more than one metadata field. While some linked lists are provided when installing FotoStation, it is also possible to create your own lists.

A Quicklist linking the four metadata fields City, Province State, Country Code and Country together is provided when installing FotoStation. This list is not exhaustive, and if you are going to use it we suggest adding the missing entries.

Open the linked list by clicking on the dropdown button located on the right-hand side of one of the linked fields as shown in the example above. A window with the linked list will appear. Search for a keyword by entering it into the Search for field:

As shown in the image above, the city Aalborg was selected from the list. When you are done, click on the OK button to close the metadata editor.

In the example above, you can see that text has now been inserted into the four metadata fields that were linked together.

Tip: A sample file demonstrating the linking of fields is included in the FotoStation installer. It's called sample200_201_202_203-204-205-206(207).txt and contains all the information you will need to create your own custom quicklists. Its default location in Windows Vista and Windows 7 is under C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\FotoWare\FotoStation\Configuration\Localized\<Language>\Metadata\QuickLists