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Editing Silhouette Library Keywords and File Names

Silhouette library, editing, keywords, file names
The more you work with Silhouette Studio the more files you start collecting.  While it may not seem too important to keep your library hyper-organized at the beginning, as your library grows you want to make it as easy as possible to find designs and files. The easiest way to do that is by using keywords, descriptions, and a good title.  Today we're answering a reader question from Joanne about that very thing.
"When saving a design, I just recently found a reason to use keywords and descriptions. Can those items be edited? Added after the fact?" 
The short answer is: no.  Silhouette does not provide a way to edit or add keywords after the file has been saved to the library. It seems like a logical thing to be able to edit keywords, but as of this posting there is still no way to do this - easily.


That being said, I thought I'd share a work around.  It's a few more steps, but for those files you really want to edit and add more keywords to this will work. 

Open your Silhouette Library.

Find the design in which you want to add or edit keywords.

Double click the design and it will open in Studio.  Don't do anything to your design!

Select FILE > Save to Library.

Name the file the same thing as the original file.  Add all the keywords you'd like...then add more so you're sure you can find it!

Go back to the library and you'll see two designs that look alike and with the same name.

Right click on one of the designs and click 'Properties' from the pop up menu.  A box will appear at the bottom showing you the keywords associated with this design.

Silhouette library, editing, keywords, file names

If this is the design you want to keep with the additional keywords, delete the other file.  If this is the design you want to delete... RIGHT CLICK > Delete Item.

Silhouette library, editing, keywords, file names, delete

Side note...editing the title of a design in your library is far easier. Just right click the design > RENAME (see above) and type in the new name. 

Thanks for coming to class today at Silhouette School.  If you like what you see, I'd love for you to pin it!


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