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Can we set the same character in multiple roles?

notjustanerd
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 11:40:03 GMT

I primarily use the fictional template, which has Participant and Observer roles as default. However, in my scrivener document, I added a custom role for POV. When I sync it to my timeline, it deletes the POV character from the Participants list so there's only one instance of the character's name. However, it would be helpful for me to be able to compile ALL participants in one list, as well as identify which of those participants is the POV character (i.e., be able to have the same character name in two instances). I primarily want this for Scrivener view purposes, and I can do this in Scrivener (havent upgraded yet but I assume I still can in v.3), but it's when I sync it to Aeon timeline that it gets wonky. I understand why this single instance limitation is set, that is, so that we don't accidentally make the same character simultaneously a participant and observer, but this imposes a visual-organization restriction in other cases when adding custom roles, multiple of which may be fulfilled by the same character. I have used Aeon for quite a while and I love it, th ough I am quite new to scrivener, so I am still working through how it can best serve my purposes; but this particular hiccup with the timeline syncing was the first one that took the wind out of my sails a little. If there is another/better way to be able to identify both "all characters involved in a scene" (in one cohesive list) as well as "which particular character from that list is the POV character," (so that I can sort either by just POV character, or sort by all characters involved, in Scrivener, without messing up roles in Aeon), that would be nice.

aeonjess
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 06:10:15 GMT

Hi, Unfortunately there is no way to do this in the current version of Aeon Timeline, however in the next version of Aeon Timeline you will be able to have an entity added to an event in multiple roles, so you will be able to have a character added as both Participant and POV. Jess