When you right click an MXD in ArcCatalog and go to properties you have the option to add a description to your MXD. The description field can also be set from ArcMap. What I would like to know is if there is any way to add this description field as a column within ArcCatalog detail view. There are many ways to customize which columns appear in the detail view using the Customize/ArcCatalog Options/Contents tab. I've read a few instructions for 9.3 that led me to believe you could do this through the use of XML tags but I haven't been able to achieve anything like this in 10.3. I understand that MXD's are the only filetype that would contain the property I want in the "description column" and I know the details columns are typically based on properties that would exist in any file type. Maybe this is a pipe dream, but if anyone has done this please let me know.