Is there a way to make keywords automatically update when you edit them? For example, I had a keyword "Pulp & Paper Industry" and I'm changing it to "Pulp and paper industry". However, if I edit the keyword in Preferences it does not update on the clips that have already been keyworded. So I either have to manually go to each clip, delete the old keyword and add the new one - which can obviously be very time consuming - or "Search and Replace" the keyword.
Same if you delete a keyword, is there a way that it can automatically delete it from the clips as well?
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