Lightroom: Batch editing Caption by "select all" not working for me in LR4

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In the new version of LR 4 I am somehow now unable to add a single caption to multiple photos by "select all". This only affects a single photo at a time. Anyone else experiencing this? How can I fix this?
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Becky Sowada, Adobe Employee

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Make sure you are in Library Grid view. If you are in a different view, such as Library Loupe, the metadata change will only apply to the photo being viewed in Loupe.
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In loupe mode etc, it is also possible to enable auto sync to set the caption etc. for all selected photos. Don't forget to turn off auto sync when no longer needed!

P.S. In grid view, be sure that 'show metadata for target photo only' is not set.