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Turn off auto fill for the caption field?

Discussion in 'Lightroom 1-6 for Windows & Mac (perpetual)' started by alex MacLean, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. alex MacLean

    alex MacLean New Member

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    When I start to edit a caption, it often gets overwritten with an auto fill starting with the same first letter overwriting what I am trying to edit. How do I turn the auto-fill off? I am not finding it in preferences, thought I could be looking under the wrong tab. Thanks Alex
     
  2. Hal P Anderson

    Hal P Anderson Lightroom Guru Staff Member Lightroom Guru

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    There's a field you might try on the Metadata tab of the Catalog Settings dialogue: "Offer suggestions from recently entered values".
     
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    clee01l Lightroom Guru Staff Member Lightroom Guru

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    Autofill works by suggesting words that match what you spell. If you want "Coniferous" and auto fill suggests "Coneflower" when you type "C" then "Co" and then "Con". As soon as you type "Coni", the suggestion "Coneflower" will go away. And if any words that begin with "Coni" will be suggested. This is how Auto Fill works and is intended to work. If you like the suggestion, accept it and you are done. If not then keep typing the word that you want.
    Auto Fill is very useful for Titles and Captions that often repeat for several similar images. If I had 40 images of the same subject and wanted to us a Title that I used before (like "Mission Trail Riders on 610 loop", all I need to do is type "Mis" and the whole Title that might have been used last week or last year appears and I don't need to retype all 32 characters.
     

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