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Creating a Visual Timeline of Your Facts
Creating a Visual Timeline of Your Facts

How to use the visual timeline feature.

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Written by Charlotte Sassi
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Toggling the Timeline Layout

On the Facts tab of your case, you can toggle your view between a "chronology" (vertical) view of your facts and a "timeline" (horizontal) view. The "timeline" view lets you view up to 50 facts at a time in a horizontal format, and export them to PDF or SVG.

To toggle between the two views, click the timeline toggle at the top of your Facts list:

The timeline view shows the facts as rectangles arranged along an axis or line representing the range of time from the first fact in view to the last fact in view.

Adjusting Scale and Using the Minimap

To facilitate viewing timelines with numerous facts, expand the width of the timeline itself by using the "scale" slider. The minimum width would be the current width of the page, but the timelines can be made extremely wide to accommodate long sequences of facts.

When adjusting the scale, it can be helpful to see at a glance where other facts are located compared to the section of the timeline you're viewing at a particular time; hence, the "Minimap" feature.

The blue square represents the part of the timeline that's currently being viewed. Each gray box represents a fact in the position it occupies on the entire timeline.

You also have the option to either hide or display the issues corresponding to each fact as colored circles on the bottom portion of the fact. Here's an example:

The full name for the issue appears when you hover over the circle icon with your mouse.

Exporting Your Visual Timeline

There are two download options intended to cover a wide range of uses. First, there's the ubiquitous format for sharing: PDF. Second, we enabled timelines to be downloaded in SVG format, which makes them 100% editable.

For more information on using Saved Views and Filters with your timeline see the following support pages: Saved Views for Facts and Filtering Facts

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