Lightroom: Mass change Keyword attributes

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In the Keyword list (Library right panel), Need a way to set the keyword attributes for many keywords at once. For example, in my KW hierarchy I have a parent called "Shoot". Inside of "shoot" I have a KW for each year, and then inside the year I have a KW for each "shoot". I want the keyword attributes for all these KW's to have the same set of attributes (settings for "Include on export", "Export Containing", and "Export Synonyms").

As it is now, I have to set them one by one. To do this one must right click on each one, Select "Edit Keyword", then tick or untick the checkboxes in the "Edit Keyword box", then clkck "Save". What I'd like to do is multi select a set of KW's from the list using either click or click, then right click any one of the highlighted KW's to give me the pop dialog box where I could then tick or un-tick the check boxes and have those changes applied to all selected KW's.

This request also present in the LR4 Beta Forums at
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Posted 6 years ago

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I've read several topics on keywords, requesting great features. I don't see any keyword improvements listed in Lightroom 4. Since my top priority at this point and for at least the next year or two, is organizing, keywording, and changing some kewording already finished for my 25,000 images, I'll be skipping this version, unless there's something I've missed in the early reports.

I have a feeling there aren't enough people asking for good DAM management in Lightroom and/or it doesn't seem to be an interest of Adobe's programers.