Effectively organizing assets in your kits is key to helping users find what they are looking for. As libraries evolve and grow you may find that you need to re-organize things to make it easier to browse.

Note that as of December 2021 the following is only available in the Lingo Mac App. We will be bringing these options to Lingo in the browser in 2022.

Moving Assets

For help reordering assets within the same section see Reordering Assets and Sections.

To move assets to a different section in the same kit you can simply drag them to one of the sections in kit navigator. The assets will be appended to the end of the section. From there you can open the section and move them to the desired position.

To move assets to a different kit you will need to copy them, then delete the originals.

Move assets to another section in the same kit

Copying Assets

Copying assets is as simple as copy/paste. Select the assets you want and right click > copy (or ⌘C). Open another kit and paste (⌘V). If you select an asset in the new kit, the copied assets will be inserted just after your selection.

When you paste you will be prompted to duplicate or create references.

  • Duplicate: creates a new copy of the asset that will maintain it's own file and metadata. If you change the tags on the copy the original asset will remain unchanged.

  • Reference: creates a link to the same underlying asset. If you change the name, add a tag, or even replace the file in one kit the changes will be reflected on all references.

References

References area powerful way to organize assets in difference places without having to maintain the metadata. For example, you may have a brand kit that contains your logo. Later you create a press kit that will contain your logo as well as some other promotional material. By creating a reference to the logo in your press kit, it will automatically be updated if you later update your logo in the brand kit.

In case you missed it, see Copying Assets above to learn how to create references.

Create references to assets

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