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Syncing 101.....

gavin_dimmock
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:47:39 GMT

Hello. This may sound a very, very, very silly question. I am currently using the trial period and am, so far, greatly impressed with Timeline. I have a part written novel in Scrivener and tried to sync it to Timeline without much success. Do I need to go through my Scrivener file and add lots of metadata (DOB's, character name etc) in order for the sync to be successful OR does Timeline use the text in the story to create the timelines? I was a little confused by the info and videos on the website. Regards, Gavin

Craig Schiller
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:08:12 GMT

Look at this screen grab. Once you open the screen settings, set up the event fields the way you want them. Once you sync the files, the event fields will be added to Scrivener automagically as meta-data. Note that Character names cannot be synced. [Aeon sync settings](//muut.com/u/aeontimeline/s2/:aeontimeline:jgRI:aeonsyncsettings.jpg.jpg)

aeonjess
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:55:12 GMT

Hi, Craig is correct, the Project Sync Settings window is what is used to decide what information to sync with your Scrivener project. Events and documents are synced together, and you can choose what information from your Aeon Timeline events appears in the custom metadata of Scrivener. If you have a Scrivener project created and want to start syncing it with an empty Aeon Timeline file, then you can use the documents to create events in Aeon Timeline. It doesn't use the text in the story to create the timeline itself, you can either add the metadata you want to the Scrivener documents before you sync, or add the information in Aeon Timeline and sync it back to Scrivener. Jess