For Visual Timelines, you can toggle between a "chronology" view of your facts and a "timeline" view on the Facts page. 

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.

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. In cases like this, it's very 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 shown below:

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

You 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 hold your mouse pointer on top of it for a moment.

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 & Filtering Facts

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