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Entering events, default date

brookter
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:17:27 GMT

*Sorry, this got posted in Wish list for some reason, so I've duplicated it here...* Hi, I know the basics of how to create new events, but I'm finding the actual process of doing what I want to do a little frustrating: there must be a quicker way than I'm using, so any help will be really welcome. What I want to do is to create a series of events starting from a specific date. At this stage I'm not interested in the exact dates of each event, it's the sequence which is important. Only when I've got this right do I want to assign dates. Basically all I want to do is: 1. Type cmd-n enter title, cmd-n enter title, cmd-n title etc for possible a hundred or more events, without having to worry about exactly how long each event is or what the start date is. 2. Once they're all in, fiddle around with the sequence till it's mostly right. At this stage I want to be able to move events up and down the sequence 3. Only then start to add intermediate dates for the most important events — ie Event 37 will take place on 1st November, so every event after that should shift to after t hat date, but retain the sequence. When the major events are right, I can go back and date the minor steps and add durations. The major problem at the moment is that cmd-n seems to enter a date randomly, rather than one based on the currently selected event (which is what I assumed would be the case). So, what's the best way of achieving what I'm after please? Many thanks.

brookter
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:57:24 GMT

In the end, I had to resort to doing the sequence in Excel and importing. At first the import didn't respect the sequence, so I had to add another excel field with an offset date for each event (using Fill > series). But having to do the bulk of the planning outside Aeon Timeline in this way doesn't sound right, so I'm obviously missing something obvious. Any help gratefully received... thanks.

aeonjess
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 03:02:18 GMT

Hi, Sorry for the delay in replying. Unfortunately at the moment Aeon Timeline is not set up to enter events this way as they need dates to begin with. However the ability to add a sequence order without dates is something we are planning to look at adding in the future. Cmd-n will add events to the date in the middle of the screen if you are using timeline view, or at the top of the list if you are using relationship view. The only thing that might be helpful to you is if you wish to use a relative calendar - this gives dates in the form of Day 1, Day 2 etc. You can then convert these relative dates to proper dates later in the process, while keeping the offsets between dates. You can read about relative dates here: https://help.aeontimeline.com/article/45-representing-dates-and-durations Jess