Categories and Custom Values

This article describes the purpose and use of categories and custom values.

You can now access your location's categories through the Editor's sidebar menu.


Categories are global custom terms that you can assign to pages, events, and placemarks. Categories are searchable, and you can use them to create lists.

Categories can be any text label you'd like to use. When you assign a category to a group of objects, the Meridian-powered app will return those objects when you search for that category.

Manage Categories

The Categories page lists all of the categories created for your location.

On the Categories page, click Add + to add a new category.

Click the pencil to edit a category name. When you change a category name, it will update that category name everywhere the category has been assigned.

Click the trashcan to delete a Category.

You can't delete a Category if it's being used, but you can rename it.

Create Contextual Categories

In addition to creating categories on the CATEGORIES page, you can also create categories as you create or edit pages, events, and placemarks.

To do this, find the CATEGORY field on a page, event, or placemark, and then start typing the category name.

As you type, the Editor will search for possible category matches. If the category already exists, click the category to use it.

If it's a new category, type the category, and then press ENTER or click the category name to add it. The Editor will ask if you want to create a new category. Click OK.

Custom Values

Unlike categories, which are global values, custom values are local values that can be assigned to pages, events, and placemarks.

If you have two identical custom values on two different pages, and then you edit one of the custom values, only the edited value will be changed.

Like categories, custom values are searchable.

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