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Change the day that starts the week

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:02:38 GMT

Hi there! In France, the week starts with Monday and ends on Sunday. Is there a way to edit that for the calendar? Thanks for you help! :)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:07:35 GMT

Ok, so I saw that we can change the order of the days in the calendar settings but : - we must do so on an empty calendar, so no chance of modifying one timeline that is already set - there is a bug in the sync between Scrivener when we translate the months, they are not recognized by Timeline that places the event waaaay before the actual date... Any idea for a fix?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:14:31 GMT

Hi, Yes, the timeline is set up so that you cannot change the calendar once you have added events. This is because it would be very difficult to convert the dates of current events to dates in a new calendar system. So any changes you want to make to a calendar have to be done before you add any events. In terms of your syncing problem, are all your month names written in French in Scrivener? If so, have you set up the calendar in Aeon Timeline to have all the months also written in French? If the names are different (eg. one version in French, the other English) it won't sync properly. If the month names are the same in both, then if you send through your timeline and Scrivener project to it might help us work out the problem for you. Jess

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:35:23 GMT

Hi and thanks for your answer! I spotted the issue yesterday evening: in French, Tuesday is "Mardi" and March is "Mars". Those two names had the same abbreviation "Mar", thus causing the bug in Timeline ^^ It works fine now that I manually changed the abbreviations

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:20:06 GMT

Another weird issue I can't figure out: I have kept our exact same calendar except I translated it in French. However, some dates don't have the same days as our real calendar: the 23 December 2000 is a Saturday, but in Timeline, it is listed as a Sunday... any idea why? Thanks :)

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:48:12 GMT

Hi, I'm not sure why the wrong day is being listed. Are you able to send through a copy of your timeline to ? This will help us work out why you are seeing the wrong day. Jess

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:42:36 GMT

Sorry, didn't see your answer until now. I sent it yesterday regarding another issue. I still can not figure out why all the dates are set one day after the real ones... Thanks for your help!

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:47:44 GMT

I've been reading this thread. It would seem to me that there is a disconnect between setting Monday as the start of a week and the dates as calculated by the system which is still beginning its week on Sunday. 23/12/2000 is a Saturday on the system calendar, but by saying System Sunday is Monday in your Aeon Timeline calendar, then all the day assignments in Aeon will be advance by 1 day in your timeline and System Saturday becomes Timeline Sunday. That said, I have no idea how Matt and the team can resolve it. Mark

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:11:26 GMT

Hi, I received your timeline and have figured out what the issue is. When you are customising a calendar, you have to define what weekday the first day of the final era is. On our standard calendar this is a Monday. However when you changed the days of the week to be French, and also changed their order, you didn't change this selection and therefore it ended up on a Tuesday instead of a Monday. This is why all your dates are out. I will send you back a copy of your timeline with this fixed to your email address. Jess

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:13:49 GMT

This is a good workaround for setting Monday as the first day of the week, but surely that should be a global option anyway since it is a European standard practice which most calendar apps and PMs support?

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 01:59:18 GMT

Hi, We agree that due to the large amount of users who would have Monday as the first day of the week it should be more of a standard option instead of having to create a custom calendar, so it is something we are looking to fix in the next version. Jess