I have PSE 13. I have been keeping all the Places that I have been to in a chronological order using dates. Back in February was the last time I was able to get a new Places Tag. In March I started to put places on the map feature and since then every time I click on the big green + sign I get the map showing up rather than a little window enabling me to add a new place.
I would rather have the places tagged than have them on a map if I can only have one of these options. Can I reverse this so that I can once again click on the add a new place and get a window rather than a map showing up.
I've tried unsuccessfully to find an answer in the Elements Organizer Help section so I'm hoping someone out there knows how to do this.
I don't use places but I looked at my PSE 13 and all I get is the map view for adding places, I tried to add a place and it worked fine and showed up in places. Not by date like you want but that might just be me. To me adding places would be a town, street or something, not a date so I understand the map. I really am not sure how you ever got the places to work with a date.
Anyway, have you tried to delete the preferences and rebuild the file. That solves a lot of problems as does doing a repair on the catalog.
I have been using Places Tags since it first came out on PSE, long before the map aspect came out. Whenever we went some place I would click on the "add a new place" tag, a window would pop up and I could put in the year and the place we were at. Then I could open the places tags and scroll down to a particular year and see all the places we visited for that year. The last entry I made was in Feb after visiting St Lucia and all was fine.
Since I started marking places on the map in March the map pops up instead of the add a new Place Tag window. The places are added down below in the Places column but there is no order/year and I don't see anything in the help section that refers to anything other than the map.
I'm hesitant by maybe I should go back to reset preferences...............?
I've never used the Places Tags (although I see that some have automatically been added when I've put someone else's photo into the Organiser). I stick to my old tried and tested method of Keyword Tags and Sub-Categories which I've been using since first buying Elements at version 3 (I think) - despite Adobe changing their name recent upgrades. The map is just intrusive (and always starts up in the USA and I live in the UK and generally holiday in Europe.) This way I can choose which tag(s) to use on every individual photo.
Would it be too difficult/time consuming to change your places tags to Keyword Tags - then you could name them any way you want?