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Can timeline events be not synced to specific documents?

rafesteinberg
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:08:52 GMT

I have several situations where characater A is talking to character B about somethingn Character C did in the past that is affecting all of them. Character C is not observing or participating in this conversattion event but he has to be noted in the event because it is all about him. Of course the synopsis will mention this, but I need some way to connect character C to the scene so that a search on his name, for instance, will bring up that conversation as well as the old event. And as an important element of that, how can I enter in the timeline the. action character C performed in the past. There will be no scene describing it other than the A & B conversation (and perhaps other mentions of it) So can I just create an event about that action and NOT sync it with any document? It would just have character C's name, a date, and a few words of description, mainly to remind me of when something happened.

aeonjess
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:07:49 GMT

Hi, Yes, it is perfectly fine to have events in your timeline that are not synced to events in a Scrivener or Ulysses project. In fact, all events added into Aeon Timeline (except by syncing) start out this way and remain this way until you actively link them to a document. This is one of the benefits of Aeon Timeline - it allows you to map out not just your current story, but historic events etc. that are useful to track but do not form an explicit part of your narrative. If you are certain you will not want to sync an event in the future, you can mark the event as "Ignored" also so it doesn't show up in the Events tab of the Sync binder at all (see the section titled "The Events Tab" here: https://www.aeontimeline.com/support/scrivener-syncing/) With regards to your desire to link characters to events that they did not observe or participate in, you could consider adding a third "Role" for your Characters. For instance, add a role called "Mentioned" in addition to Observer/Participant. This would allow you to associate Character C in your example with the event w here they are discussed by A and B, but have the relationship clear. For more information on how to do this, take a look at "Entity Types and Roles Settings" on the following support page: https://www.aeontimeline.com/support/timeline-settings/ Or you may find the video or image-based walkthrough more helpful: https://www.aeontimeline.com/walkthrough/timeline-settings/ https://www.aeontimeline.com/videos/ (Choose the Timeline Settings video) Hope that helps. Please let us know if you have further questions. Jess

rafesteinberg
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 03:48:16 GMT

Thanks Jess. That's good news. Haven't looked at all your links yet, but I will shortly.