Customized Meta Data Field Lists - how to include IPTC instructions field?

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I want to include the IPTC
"instructions" field into my customized meta data field list.  It appears as "photoshop:Instructions" in the XMP file. I tried the obvious "com.adobe.instructions" in my .lrtemplate file, but this doesn't work (neither does "photoshop.instructions").

Regards

Rowley

PS: I originally have posted this in the forum: https://forums.adobe.com/message/10516407#10516407.
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This can be done in the Metadata>Edit Metadata Presets dialog:  



On an image by image basis, you can set the Metadata panel pulldown to IPTC and then scroll down to the Status section. 
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Hi, this is not what I was looking for. I wanted to include the IPTC instructions field into my MetadataFieldList.

But I have to apologize since I discovered a syntax error in my .lrtemplate file. I accidentially put the key word outside the curley braces for items. Now "com.adobe.instructions" works as expected.

return {
    version = 1, -- format this file is in (format version #1)
    title = "Rowleys Meta data fields",
    type = "MetadataFieldList",

    items = {
        "com.adobe.filename",
        "com.adobe.title",
        "com.adobe.caption",
        "com.adobe.userComment",
        "com.adobe.separator",
        "com.adobe.location",
        "com.adobe.city",
        "com.adobe.state",
        "com.adobe.country",
        "com.adobe.GPS",
        "com.adobe.separator",
        "com.adobe.separator",
        "com.adobe.model",
        "com.adobe.lens",
        "com.adobe.focalLength",
        {
            "com.adobe.focalLength35mm",
            label = "Equiv. focal length"
        },
        "com.adobe.exposureAndISO",
        "com.adobe.combinedImageFileDimensions",
        "com.adobe.instructions"    -- this works fine!
    },
}
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