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Export Enhancements

fde101
Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:02:33 GMT

Hi, I am looking at the possibilities related to exporting PDFs of timelines for inclusion in documents being created for print. The current PDF export facility is almost what I want, but there are a few things that bug me a bit or would make it much more useful: For one thing, the "All Events" line stands out as being inappropriate in the exports. It would be helpful to hide this completely when I am not actually categorizing events into arcs. When I am categorizing the events, the "^" that appears next to them still looks out of place. I would like to hide this line when it is "All Events" and when it is collapsed, and exclude the "^" when the line is visible. Another enhancement that would be VERY nice to have is the ability to select a font to be used for the exported text. Currently there seems to be no way to select one, but if this is being included alongside other text within a document, I would like to have control over the font that is used so that it can better fit in with the rest of the document. A third much more minor thing: currently if I export the "entire timeline", there seems to be a lot of empty space at the bottom (but not the sides) of the export. While I can easily crop this (making it much more minor), it seems like it should be an easy thing to tighten up the size of the export to get the bottom of the PDF closer to the text, closer to what it is on the sides? Thank you for consideration of these requests, and if any of these things already exist (such that I haven't found them yet), I would appreciate being pointed in the right direction of how they can be done.

fde101
Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:04:10 GMT

Sorry for the double-post, but I just remembered one other thing I wanted to include here. Currently, the text for the event is displayed to the right of the bar showing the time covered by the event. It would be nice to have an option to show the text underneath that bar instead, reducing the horizontal space used up in showing the event.

aeonjess
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:41:47 GMT

Hi, In the next version of Aeon Timeline we have rewritten the export functionality, so it should remove some of the things you requested (eg. the All Events line). However the ability to choose which font to use would still be unavailable, it is unlikely that we would implement this in the future and if so would probably be restricted to a small number of fonts. Jess

fde101
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 08:43:53 GMT

I see... that is still a step in the right direction. Thank you!