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Sharing a timeline

lindarae
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:22:09 GMT

I want my VA to be able to update my timeline on a Windows version of the software and occasionally send me the updated file so I can update the version I have on my Mac. Is this possible? Is it via CSV that the updates would occur?

aeonjess
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:51:31 GMT

Hi, This would depend on how you both are using the file. At the moment there is not way to sync timeline files between two computers. Therefore if you are both working on the file simultaneously there is no way for them to send through their updates to you to merge with your own timeline. In this situation the only thing we can suggest is to store your file in an external cloud storage such as Dropbox. You won't be able to have the file open at the same time, but both your changes would be incorporated into the one file. Csv import just imports all the data, so if your VA sent through their exported csv file you would end up with two copies of the same event (as it reads all events as new data, even the ones which aren't). It is possible for you just to send each other through the timeline files, but this would probably only be practical if the file isn't changed too often and only one of you was mainly doing the updating. Jess

lindarae
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:34:37 GMT

If we don't work on it at the same time, but I just send her my file, can I then open it after she's done making edits and sends it back to me?

aeonjess
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:32:05 GMT

Hi, Yes that should work. You should be able to open the file once she has sent it back (with edits). The only thing that might cause problems is if you both need to use external links (events containing links to separate files on your computer such as documents etc). The documents that you would link to would have to be stored in the same relative path on both computers if you both need to access the files via the timeline application. (This isn't the case the timeline will still load, the links will just not work). You can read more about External Links and how to transfer them between computers here: https://www.aeontimeline.com/support/external-links/ If you aren't using this functionality then you should be able to open any timeline file that she sends you. Jess

lindarae
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:55:45 GMT

Got it -- I rather doubt we'll be doing any linking, so we should be fine. Thanks so much!