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Relative timeline in years

mevanna
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 10:41:27 GMT

The option to display a timeline as relative to a certain 'zero time' is a very useful one, but it looks like it can only do hours, days and weeks. It would be nice to have an additional option to display relative time in years, since when writing fiction, sometimes you're really just interested in how many years before or after the events of the story some piece of backstory happens.

aeonjess
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:43:21 GMT

Hi, The reason we haven't done a relative year calendar is because it gets more complicated due to the different number of days in each month, so if you suddenly wanted to change your effective "zero date", your days of the weeks that each event falls on would change. For the rest of the relative calendars you don't need any knowledge of the underlying "zero date", whereas in years you would. You can hold down Alt+Shift to measure the time between two events on the timeline at the moment if this is helpful to you. Jess