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Year-only timelines?

roger2015
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:26:31 GMT

Is it possible to configure an AT timeline so that only years are displayed, either eliminating months and days altogether (useful to speed up data input) or just making it omit months and days when printing timelines? The reason is that I am doing a historical timeline where the only information I have for virtually all entries is the year, so I am ignoring months and dates completely. At the moment every event happens on January 1, but it would be good to eliminate this if I could. On a different topic, I take it that it is impossible to print so that date goes down the page instead of across it. Given that text goes left to right, it would be great to be able to do this, even if just for printing. Maybe it means AT, which I realise is designed for writing, not for display, is not the optimal software to use for this purpose.

aeonjess
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:36:39 GMT

Hi, When you are typing the date of a new event, or modifying a current one, you are able to delete the month and day from the date to just have a year only date. (eg. just type "2080" in the date box and it create an event at the year 2080. It will still appear on the timeline at Jan 1 2080, but the date displayed will only have the year.) Also, If you go into Timeline Settings (the cog icon), you can change the Zoom Limits to be more relevant to the dates you are entering. Therefore you won't need to have a timeline that can zoom down to the month/day level if none of your dates have that precision. Jess

aeonjess
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 06:53:22 GMT

Sorry I forgot to reply in regards to the printing. You can print the relationship view, which does list all the events vertically (although they are not set out to scale). We have had requests for vertical timelines in the past, so it is something we will consider looking at, however there are some complexities involved in creating the layout of events this way which we would have to look into. Jess