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Dealing with "Current Date" in custom calendars

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:17:43 GMT

Looking for suggestions for handling "Current Date". Do such tools in the program allow what I want to do already and I just haven't learned them, or if not, are there any tips on doing what I am describing below. Essentially, I have a ongoing fantasy series that follows real time sort of. There are different months, month lengths, and days, but 1 year equals 1 year. I think it's impossible to use the "indicate today" feature to do what I want, because the calendar is different enough. Fine, I can live without indicating "today". However, this poses a problem for adding characters to my timeline that are not dead. I don't know when characters will die as the story is interactive and involves a measure of chance, so I'd prefer to have a way of indicated "draw events without an end date to this point" as opposed to having to manually adjust every ongoing event/character whenever time passes in my story. For example, Aralim was born in 1432 YSO. It is currently 1481 YSO. I'm not sure when he will die, so I either have all my ongoing events, like Aralim draw from their st art date (1432) to an impossibly distant date, then I adjust them when they "end", or I have all my events set up to 1481 YSO, and have to adjust them all constantly. Any other suggestions? Tricks? Thanks in advance.

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:20:25 GMT

Is it possible to mark a vertical "guide" line on the timeline? So that if I did the "impossibly distant" dates option, I could at least tell the "current date" cut off at a glance?

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:21:13 GMT

Hi, Unfortunately there is no way to have a "current date" set up in custom calendars at the moment. Both things that you have asked about (events with unknown end dates and vertical markers on the timeline) are in our plans to implement in the future, however are not available yet. Jess

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 05:08:22 GMT

Cool, I look forward to those updates :) As a new user to Aeon Timeline, are updates rolled out automatically or should I check periodically?

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 02:30:53 GMT

Hi, You can choose whether updates are downloaded automatically inside the program under Options (in Windows) or Preferences (in Mac) You can also sign up to our newsletter here: which sends out information on major releases, discounts and other information. Jess