Oh yeah. OS-X v10.15.7
Hi, You will be glad to know there is already an option not to add the start/end child events to a parent event. When you select the event to use for the Parent event, a popup should appears that says: "You are converting this event to a parent container. The start and end positions of parent container events are determined by their child positions. Do you wish to create new start and end child events to preserve the current start and end positions of the event?" Are you seeing this popup? When you say that you then "click OK when asked to convert the chapter event into a parent", is this the popup that you are referring to ? The reason we give the option for people to have automatic start and end events added is for people who have set dates for their parent events that are not necessarily defined by the child events. For example if you were writing a novel partly set in World War 2, you might want a parent event that covers this time. However as this is a fixed date in history, you don't want the dates to automatically adjust to what be the range of the child events you have chosen, which is why there is the option to add the start and end date events. These start and end date events are therefore based on the initial parent events start and end date before the child events are added. So in your example, was the initial date in Scrivener for "65 They Got Some Splainin to Do" Mon 18 Aug 2008 6:35 - 7:35 before you synced it? This would explain what you are seeing. From what I understand you would like it so that the time on the parent chapter event is just the range from the first child event to the last, so it automatically updates when you move one of the child events. If this is so, then you should probably click "No" on the popup that appears, which give you a cleaner timeline without the start/end date events. Jess
Thank you, Jess. Guess I didn't read the popup carefully. I thought it meant something like "are you sure you want to do this?" I also discovered I could safely delete all those extra events. The parent times were set by the earliest and latest child events, so extra events that happened inside those limits had no effect. Since my parent events were existing chapters in Scrivener, and already had times associated with them (some were wrong), converting those to parent events while adding those extra events sometimes put those extra events at the wrong times. Parent/child events are about 1000x better than they were before. Awesome.