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Add Description Data to Multiple Sequences

How do I add description data simultaneously to multiple sequence files in a collection?

Create or Open a Collection

Add sequence files to a new or existing collection. For more information, see Open a Collection and Make a New Collection and Add Files to a Collection.

Select the Files to Edit

Select multiple files in the collection list using Shift-click or Ctrl-click (Windows) / Cmd-click (macOS). To select all of the files, click Edit  Select All.

Click Replace to see the options.

Add the New Description Information

From the "Replace" dropdown menu, click Specify Description Panel Entries. Then click the button of the same name.

In the dialog that appears, specify the information you wish to add about the DNA type or the sequence author. Click OK to add the new information to the selected sequences.

Note that if any files already contain information in these fields, the existing information will be overwritten when you click OK. This step cannot be "bulk" undone once you modify the files, but you can select individual files and undo the changes.

Review the Changes

View the edited sequences in the collection. The new information will appear in the Description Panel.

Save the Edited Files

Each modified file in the collection will be marked with an asterisk (*) to indicate that it is unsaved. Click File → Save All, or use the "Save" dropdown menu in the main toolbar and click Save All. The new description data will be saved to each file.