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Syncing synopses?

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:39:35 GMT

Hi, Just learning to use Timeline and I can 't find how, or if, syncing to Scrivener can also sync the synopsis in the 'Values' tab. When I open the project in Scrivener, all I have is the event as an index card without any other info that went into the timeline. Am I missing something? Thanks

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 02:15:29 GMT

Hi, Yes you should be able to sync the Synopsis from Scrivener into Aeon Timeline and vice versa. You need to set this up in your project sync settings. When you sync with a Scrivener project, (via the Sync menu), then in the sync binder that opens there is a cog icon in the top left corner. If you click this (or if it is the first time you are syncing with this project, then the window will open automatically), you can choose which values in Aeon Timeline to sync with which fields in Scrivener. If you are using the Fiction template, then if you wish to sync the Synopsis field in Scrivener to the Summary field in the values tab, then next to "Summary" choose Synopsis from the drop down list. Then click OK. Now when you sync events and documents, these values should be synced together. You can read about syncing here: and watch a video of it here: Jess

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:17:34 GMT

I'm guessing this is only for macOs, because my synching process looks nothing like this. anyway on windows is there any way to see an events synch status? (synched/ignored/skipped/unsynched) it would help because my preferred method is to create the event in Aeon, then create the event in Scrivener (so I can use a template) then connect the two already existing documents rather than creating from one to the other.

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 23:25:11 GMT

Hi, The syncing process on Windows is the same as on Mac. When you click on the help link in the above post, does your syncing window not look like the pictures? Is it possible you are using Aeon Timeline version 1, as the above information relates to version 2? Jess

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:17:50 GMT

Oh, my bad, I apologize, I'm absolutely using V 1.1.11 no wonder nothing looks the same to me.

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:21:15 GMT

I'm a little surprised the software didn't say to me "upgrade to version 2.0" or something at some point, though I haven't used it in several years then recently started using it again. I don't suppose there's some sort of discount for owners of version 1 to upgrade?

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:33:23 GMT

And yes I did receive emails from Matt, but I relegated them to junk mail at some point in the past.

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:35:38 GMT

Well nevermind I'm an idiot and already purchased AT 2

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:41:49 GMT

Wow, this is great so much better. Haha. So mean features I wanted are in this.