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cnut wrote:Here's my inelegant but workable solution. My timeline is now 100+ events, so I uploaded an early version to provide the gist of it. It works pretty well, actually! My historical events are dated (see below), but my fictional events (which are not included in the image) aren't. This allows me to use the corkboard to move fictional events around within the real historical timeline, in order to get fact and fiction all sorted out chronologically as I continue to develop ideas. As can be seen, this is a separate folder in the binder, which is quite useful for timelining -- it doesn't affect chapters or scenes; it's just a separate planning tool.
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I think I should clear this up once and for all, given that it’s a request that comes up every so often: Scrivener is unlikely ever to have a timeline feature. (I won’t say “never”, but it is highly unlikely.) I can – sort of – see the logic behind this request. At first glance it may seem that Scrivener has a corkboard, an outliner, a word processor, and hey, these are writers’ tools, and a timeline is also a writing tool, so why not have that too, all in one place? But it’s not quite like that. Scrivener’s corkboard, outliner and editor are all integrated (and even more so in version 2.0) – they are different ways of viewing the same structural information; each provides a window onto a part of the structure of the binder, showing either the subdocuments or the textual (or media) content of a document or group.
A timeline, however, is something completely different, and somewhat antithetical to Scrivener’s structure-based system. Unlike Scrivener’s outliner and corkboard, there is no way that a timeline could be directly integrated with the file/folder structure (except for perhaps the most linear and flat-structured of projects). For instance, how could you access it in the interface? The corkboard and outliner represent the contents of the folder or container you have selected in the binder. You wouldn’t want a separate timeline only covering the subdocuments of each container, though, and yet that’s the way Scrivener “thinks”. More importantly, there is an inherent conflict between a structure-based system (such as Scrivener’s) and a time+player-based system (which is the basis for timeline programs). There is no logical way for changes in one system to affect the other (especially given that any given story may be told chronologically, backwards, in medias res or, Slaughterhouse 5-style, all over the place).
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