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Calculating time between "point in time" events

mgmartin
Mon, 04 May 2020 17:53:47 GMT

I have a number of events that happen in a day and what I would like is to see the time that has elapsed between the proceeding event and the next. I know that if there is an activity that takes place over a period of time, for example. "Avengers Assemble" and it takes a week for that to happen, I can see the elapsed time (7 days) But if I have events like "Damsell in distress is rescued" and sometime later, "hero notices Damsell is sick"...each is a single point of time but the time between two singular points in time, is not displayed nor can I find an option to have it shown. It will help me as a writer to assess and visualize the timing and the impact to the story,. . . "Wait, what? It takes the hero a month to notice she's sick? That's way too long..!" or"hmmm.. need it to take that long for him to notice so I had better make sure that the illness is only hinted at" and so forth... I hope that makes sense.

aeonjess
Tue, 05 May 2020 07:05:53 GMT

Hi, On the Desktop version, if you wish to see the time between two events, you can do so by holding down Alt+Shift as you drag the mouse between two events. This will display the time between the two events, although it there is no option at the moment to have it permanently displayed. You can also see the time between consecutive events on Relationship View by clicking the leftmost icon above "All Events". This will toggle on/off the display of time between consecutive events down the side. Jess

mgmartin
Tue, 05 May 2020 21:54:18 GMT

Thank you. is the ability to permanently display the time between events on the development roadmap? (or is it likely to be ....eventually?)

aeonjess
Fri, 08 May 2020 00:31:23 GMT

Hi, It is unlikely that we would add this to be displayed on the timeline view itself, but in the future it is likely we would have the ability to display this information in the inspector. Jess