Working with the AutoFill Editor

As you enter metadata in the Metadata inspector’s fields, Aperture checks for previous entries, and if it locates a match, it completes the entry for you. For example, if you used the keyword Landscape previously, and you type the first few letters of Landscape again, Aperture automatically enters Landscape in the field. You can set up and change the list of metadata that Aperture automatically enters using the AutoFill Editor. You can enter up to 20 entries for a field type. If you’ve made a spelling mistake when typing an entry, you can also use the AutoFill Editor to correct the mistake so that Aperture suggests the correct spelling.

To set up autofill entries in the AutoFill Editor
  1. Choose Metadata > Edit AutoFill List.

    Figure. AutoFill Editor.
  2. To edit the list, do one of the following:

    • To add an entry: Select the metadata type you want to add, click the Add (+) button, and enter the text you want.
    • To change an entry: Click the disclosure triangle for a metadata type to display its entries, then double-click the entry you want to change and type the new text.
    • To delete an entry: Click the disclosure triangle for a metadata type to display its entries, then select the entry you want to delete and click the Remove (–) button.
  3. Click Save.