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The older event goes below to some younger events?! Why?

Masoud
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:59:42 GMT

Hi I have a long and old event, starts in 1742 A.D until today (name it Contemporary history). Some new events are newer than it and they occurred after many years of the starting point (1742), placed above the old event line, while according to the date, they should go below the old one (Contemporary history), not above it. This happens, when I zoom in too much, but when I zoom out too much, the older event, placed on top of all!? I’ve tried to drag new events to the below the old one but didn’t respond and Aeon Timeline doesn’t allow me! Does anyone have an idea how to fix this issue? I don’t want to use Parent feature and don’t like and need to embed child events into the old event (Contemporary history) in my case. Just want the older event places on top of the newer events. Thanks

aeonjess
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 01:53:59 GMT

Hi, In general, the order of events on the timeline in the vertical space is ordered using the dates from top to bottom (where the earlier events are on the top of screen and later ones at the bottom). However so that the timeline doesn't infinitely scroll vertically aswell as horizontally, at some point events will be moved back to the top again. When exactly this occurs is determined by the Layout Option in Display Settings (the cog icon). You can read about the different options here: https://help.aeontimeline.com/article/44-display-settings however the best option for you sounds like it would be the "Only return to top when cleared of all previous" If your timeline sounds like it isn't behaving like the selected Layout type, if you post a screenshot of it, we can take a look at it. Jess

Masoud
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:58:47 GMT

@Jess, Setting my layout to "Layout Option in Display" is fine and gives me the result that I expect, but it needs to move up and down the vertical scroll and this view is not my favorite and don't like it! I prefer to set to "Use Minimum Space Possible" view. The screenshot shows you what I said, the "white line" is the oldest event (Contemporary history, in my case). As you see two events are placed on top of it and the rest are on below it. The text and date were entered to Farsi/Persian Language. [AA](//muut.com/u/aeontimeline/s2/:aeontimeline:mE4f:aa.jpg.jpg)

aeonjess
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 01:26:50 GMT

Hi, The "Use Minimum Space Possible" view is designed to not always have the older events on top of newer ones - because it is designed to use up any empty space you will end up with events above older ones as in the image you posted. Unfortunately it is a trade off between having this ability and reducing the vertical scrolling, which is why we provide the three options, depending on what you find more important. If you need to have all the older events above newer ones, then the timeline will take up more space vertically. Jess