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Keywords appeared with the < character

snapperpete

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Hello. I had a long single list of keywords in Lightroom and found I was unable to scroll down to the bottom of the list. The forums told me this was a bug and there is no fix currently. As a cirumvention the advice was to create hierarchic keywords so I simply created A-Z and put all my keywords starting with a letter under the approipate parent letter. All seemed well, but when I checked some of my photos they have gained extra keywords, for example crewe <C. In the keyword list there is no crewe <C so I'm not sure how this has happened or how I can recover it. Most of my photos keywords are in a right mess now. Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance.
 

clee01l

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Welcome to the forum This is scroll issue is a known Windows limitation (And MacOS?) not a LR limitation. The < is a hierarchy separator seen when the keyword is listed in more than one hierarchy for disambuguity. For example "Car<Thunderbird" and "Indian myth<Thunderbird".
Note: When doing this from memory, I sometime confuse the display of the order. It could just as well be "Thunderbird<Car" and "Thunderbird <Indian myth" as "Car<Thunderbird" and "Indian myth<Thunderbird". And I am too lazy to validate the order atm.
 

snapperpete

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Welcome to the forum This is scroll issue is a known Windows limitation (And MacOS?) not a LR limitation. The < is a hierarchy separator seen when the keyword is listed in more than one hierarchy for disambuguity. For example "Car<Thunderbird" and "Indian myth<Thunderbird"
Thank you very much for your super prompt reply Cletus. That does explain it clearly. The keyword had been duplicated by accident. I've now got to tidy it up. Best Regards. Hope I can contribute more positively next time.
 
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