Message: I'm excited about the new Aeon Timeline. I've just installed version 0.8.2 and am working with the synchronize to Scrivener. I backed up my Scrivener project, then closed it and asked Aeon Timeline to synchronize to it.
I quickly realized that I had chaos on my hands because I had many scenes, characters, research notes, etc, and they seemed to be appearing in no particular order. I decided it might help if I went to Scrivener and numbered the actual scenes so that I could tell them from the other items (I don't use "Chapter 1, 2, 3" etc in Scrivener when I'm working in draft, but name my scenes so I know what's happening in them.)
SUGGESTION: I can't figure out the order that the scenes are appearing in - it's not alphabetical and it's not the order they are in the binder. With over 80 scenes in my project's manuscript folder, plus many files and folders in my research and character folders, it's impossible for me to make sense of the resulting synchronize screen in Aeon. A couple of possibilities: 1) Allow a user to choose a folder in the Scrivener Binder to synchronize to, 2) have a sorting option (i.e. binder order, alphabetic, numerical)
I experienced a bit of a bug after this, although it seems to be working now. i include the remainder in case it's useful to know:
I saved and Closed Aeon, then opened Scrivener and auto numbered the first few scenes in Scrivener, hoping that would work as putting hard numbers in meant I would then have to renumber if I changed things around. I then saved and closed the scrivener file, and started Aeon again. However, I couldn't open the Aeon file. When I chose to open the latest file, nothing happened. I chose Open, and navigated to my file (which is called TTT.aeonxml) and selected "Open" Aeon appeared to lock up. The Open window was sitting there with the "Open" button highlighted. Nothing happened. I couldn't click "Cancel" and clicking "Open" again gave no result.
I finally forced the app to close (option-shift-command-exc) and then was able to open the file.
Good luck with the program. I love the fact that Scrivener integration has come, and hope it will work out