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Event under multiple Arcs - How to remove from one arc without deleting from all

sarajames
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:26:37 GMT

I'm using AT to outline a novel. I created an event under one Arc, but it really overlaps two of them, so I dragged it onto the second Arc and it now appears under both. I decided I wanted to remove it from the second Arc, but when I delete it there, it also deletes from the first Arc. I cannot figure out how to cancel the second Arc relationship in the side pane or anywhere, and can't find an answer to this in the User Manual either.

aeonjess
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 01:19:26 GMT

Hi, When you are trying to delete the event from the second Arc, are you just deleting the event from the timeline (ie. clicking on the event and clicking the delete button)? This will remove the event completely from the timeline, not from the one group. To delete the relationship, click the event and open up the inspector, and click on the Roles tab. There should be the heading Arc, and next to it will list all the Arcs that you have assigned the event to. If you click the red minus icon next to the one you want to delete it from, this will delete the relationship (but not the event - it will still be in the first arc). Please let us know if you still have trouble and need further clarification. Jess

sarajames
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 01:22:57 GMT

I'm not seeing the red minus icon. It gives me a drop down list to select an Arc even though it already shows under two arcs, but doesn't show me the arcs it's already in. I only have the +/- option on location, participant, and observer.

sarajames
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 01:31:09 GMT

[Screenshot 2017-07-12 21](//muut.com/u/aeontimeline/s3/:aeontimeline:vje5:screenshot2017071221.29.41.png.jpg) Here's what I'm seeing. The event in question is visible in the timeline.

sarajames
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 02:31:59 GMT

Okay, after looking around, I was able to make the red minus button show up for arcs. BUT even though I see the event under TWO arcs in the timeline view, in the inspector panel only ONE arc is listed as belonging to it.

aeonjess
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 03:46:02 GMT

Hi, Thanks for sending through the screenshot, that is helped us understand why you are seeing this functionality. Manhunt is a parent event. Its arc is Tristan's Normal Life, which is why it is displayed in that group. However if a child of that parent belongs to another arc, then it will also be displayed in that group. So I think what is happening for you is that because the events 12.1, 12.5, 12.6 are in the arc Tristan is a Vampire, their parent event (Manhunt) is also displayed with them in that arc. This is the way we designed the display of the program. In terms of for why some roles that red minus icons where you can delete them, and some are a dropdown, this can be set in Timeline Settings where you can tick the box "Allow multiple for event" for the Role. This lets you choose whether you want events to be able to belong to multiple arcs, or just one. Jess

sarajames
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 01:14:18 GMT

Thank you, I was able to remove the parent/child relationships and therefore, remove the parent event from the second arc. I appreciate your help!