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Keyword Heirarchy

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Question or Description of Problem: Cannot add to parent from child. If I drag a photo to a child keyword (Heron) it isn't added to the parent (Bird)
 
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Is there already a keyword "Heron" or "heron" that is already a child of "Bird"? If not, when you drag "Heron" over "Bird" does the keyword "Bird" turn blue? When it does, that is your signal to drop the keyword onto "Bird"
 
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Is there already a keyword "Heron" or "heron" that is already a child of "Bird"? If not, when you drag "Heron" over "Bird" does the keyword "Bird" turn blue? When it does, that is your signal to drop the keyword onto "Bird"
If I add it to Bird, it is OK. I want to add it to heron, and it automatically bee added to bird, rather than two actions
 
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Sorry, I misunderstood your question. I understand now that you are dragging image to keyword, not creating a hierarchy by dragging keyword onto the keywords.
If you hierarchy looks like this:
Bird
....Heron

When you assign Heron to an image using any method, The parent (Bird) is automatically assigned. You will see this inclusive list in the keyword field of the exported JPEG. You can also see the expression of this in the Keyword List panel and the Keywording panel. If you highlight the image thumb nail for the affected image the keyword in the Keyword list panel will have a check mark just left of the keyword. The parent keyword (Bird) will have a dash to the left of it indicating that child keywords are assigned for this image.
In the Keywording Panel, there is a dropdown list box, with the default list item "Enter Keywords" selected. If instead you change that dropDownListBox to "Keywords & Containing Keywords" you will see the keywords and the parent keywords listed. you only need to assign the child to get the containing parents assigned also.
 
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The number behind 'Birds' only indicates the photos that were specifically assigned with that keyword, not photos that were only assigned one or more child keywords.
 
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