Max 5 lets you add metadata to the various kinds of
files in your Max
Metadata consists of information about a file you can attach to the file itself, but which isn't
actually part of the file's content.
The most common type of metadata you will see or work with is called a 'tag'.
Once you've added a tag to a file in Max, you can use the
to search for all files in your search path that are tagged in a certain way.
The File Browser Preview displays a file's tags as well as author metadata.
You can also use the File Browser to perform searches based on this metadata.
By default, the
File Browser is set to display information about a file
you select in its Preview pane, located in the lower part
of the browser window. Depending on how your preferences are
set for Max, you may need to
enable viewing the Preview pane on startup
In the File Browser window, click on the name of the file you
want to add metadata tags to. The Edit Metadata button in the
File Browser toolbar will be enabled.
Click on the Edit Metadata button to show the Metadata Editor window.
Click on the Add Tag icon. A new line will appear in the Metadata window.
Double-click in the Value column to get a text box and
a cursor. Type in the value for the tag, followed by a carriage return.
Note: a tag or author must be a single symbol (e.g. d-minor).
The tag will be added. and you will see the tag listed in the Preview pane.