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Several timelines for one project

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:28:35 GMT

Hi, I'm a brand new user of ATL2 (1 week) and I've already screwed up. I inadvertently created five timelines all designed for the same project. Obviously that doesn't work, because changes made when one timeline is open will not appear in another. I discovered this error after noticing that changes of settings and synced data weren't sticking from one work session to the next. Two of the tinelines have been partially (but unreliably) synced. One of the unsynced ones has more events entered. So what is the best way to fix this? Should I just delete all 5 and start over? That would discard a lot of work. Is there some way to save the more complete of the synced versions, or would that risk syncing glitches down the road? TIA for all suggestions Rafe

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:29:55 GMT

I use two timelines for my story. A timeline for the events of my story. And a second for events that predate my story: family histories and recent events in Iraq (since one of character's was involved). I only bother to sync the story events timeline. It sounds like all five of your timelines try to do the same thing. It'll probably be a real pain to get them all merged, so considering tossing out those with the least useful data. Hopefully you'll only have two (or if lucky only one) you need to mess with. Start with the most complete timeline and sync that to Scrivener with the timeline as boss. Then close the timeline and open the second timeline and start your sync with the same Scrivener file. Decide on an item-by-item basis if the Scrivener version rules, or the timeline version. Anyway, eventually you'll get down to one timeline and discard the rest. It's going to take some time. Best of luck!

Craig Schiller
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:41:59 GMT

You can copy and paste events from one timeline to another.