The Tag Editor interface is organized like a spreadsheet. Every column in the spreadsheet corresponds to an audio tag, file name, audio property, or file property. The article below explains how to show, hide, rearrange, and resize columns for quicker and efficient tagging.


Column Management

Amvidia Tag Editor spreadsheet supports more than 80 columns organized into tag sets for easier management. A column represents particular metadata or audio data type. 

Columns with tags, such as Artist, Album, Artwork, etc., and File Name are editable. You can edit more than 60 audio tags in corresponding columns, including but not limited to Album, Artist, Title, Artwork, Comment, Lyrics, Genre, Grouping, Key, Track Number, Year, and others.  

Audio Properties, like Audio Codec, Audio Format, Bit Rate, Channels, Size, and others, can also be shown and used for composing the other tags. File Properties columns are also read-only.

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Show / Hide Columns

By default, Tag Editor shows Artwork, Album, Artist, Album Artist, Comment, File Name, Genre, Year, and Title columns.

To edit other audio tags or view file properties, you need to show them first. To show or hide columns in Tag Editor, you can use any of the methods below:

  • Use keyboard shortcuts:
    • To show all Tag Editor columns use the ⌃⌘↑ shortcut.
    • To hide a selected column, press ⌘↓ keys.
    • To hide all columns, except selected, press ⌃⌘↓ keys.
  • Right-click on a column's header and choose the pop-up menu, as shown in the picture below.
  • Choose View > Column in the application menu.

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Customization of columns layout in Amvidia Tag Editor for Mac

How to open column view menu in Tag Editor for Mac

 


How to show and hide columns in Tag Editor


 

Show / Hide Column Sets

For better accessibility, the 'Columns' menu has organized sets of columns or tags. 

Column sets are organized by grouping together related tags or file properties (for example, related to podcasts tag set). Sets allow finding a required tag or display a specific set of columns. Tag Editor table includes column sets, such as Audio Properties, File Properties, Classical, Commerce, Mood, People, Podcast, and Sorting.

You can show and hide an entire set or a single column at a time.

To show or hide a set of columns, right-click on a header of any column or choose View > Column. Then, point the cursor to the required columns set in the menu that appears and choose 'Show All' or 'Hide All' in the menu.

To show a single tag or property from a set, choose it in the menu.

Visible sets, tags, and properties are marked with  symbols in the column view menu.

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Hide or Show column set in Tag Editor for Mac

'File Properties' set menu in Tag Editor for Mac

 


How to show and hide the set of columns in Tag Editor


Rearrange Columns

The columns can be rearranged and sorted easily. You can apply one or more sorting criteria to sort each column. Click and drag a column header to the right or left of another column with the mouse.


How to rearrange columns in Tag Editor


Resize a Column

Move the cursor to the right border of a column header until you see it ⇹, then click and drag to resize.


How to resize columns in Tag Editor


Auto-Size Columns to Fit Their Contents

To auto-size selected columns, press ⌘→ keys or move the cursor to the column header's right edge until the pointer takes a double arrow shape ⇹, then double-click.
To auto-size all columns in the spreadsheet, press ⌃⌘→ keys.

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How to auto-size columns in Tag Editor


Make Columns of the Same Width

  • Select cells in a few columns or select all columns with ⌘A keys.
  • Move the cursor to the right border of a column header until the pointer takes a double arrow shape , then drag to resize all selected columns to the same width.

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How to make columns of the same width in Tag Editor