If you are using spreadsheet software like MS Excel to create a hierarchical CV there can be a lot of flexibility in deploying your controlled vocabulary to your DAM


  • Most DAM programs will allow for the import of a CV as a plain text document, though sometimes there are certain formatting rules that need to be adhered to.
  • Adobe Lightroom and Bridge allow for importing tab delimited text files in UTF-8 text format – which can include importing synonyms along with preferred terms.
  1. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/creativesuite/cs/using/WSBCB2D1F5-98B8-45cc-950A-58E8347FD2F8a.html
  2. A step by step guide to importing in to Adobe: http://jenniferbrowndesigns.blogspot.ca/2011/06/importing-library-in-bridge.html
  • This could be helpful for tagging PDF, GIF, TIFF, JPEG and Photoshop files. 
  • For a larger CV, consider creating a macro in MS Excel to do key formatting for you.
  • Always proof the CV before importing it in to the program you are going to use it in.
  • Tagging images first in Adobe assigns this metadata to the IPTC/XMP fields in the XML sidecar file.
  • When information rides in the XML file it can easily be read by a DAM database, allowing for content
    creators to describe their work for reuse.