Learn how to apply a metadata macro to a single or a whole selection of files
When are macros useful?
If you want to add metadata to files and also want to be able to control how text should be inserted (if the text field should be cleared or not, if any new content should replace previous content, and so on), macros are more customizable than templates:
Applying a macro
- Select the file for which you want to edit the metadata.
- Open the metadata editor.
- Open the Macros menu and select the macro you would like to use.
- The metadata from the macro is inserted according to the macro’s setting.
- When you are done, select OK to add the inserted macro’s metadata to the selected file. If you decide that you don’t want to change the text after all, select Cancel.
Tip: You can quickly apply a macro to a whole range of files using the Stamp tool.
Want to learn how to create a macro?
Learn how to create a macro here.