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    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Along with getting Timeline 2.0 ready for launch, I have been preparing a new website for the release. The new website will feature a selection of timeline charts along with videos that show each timeline being built from scratch in a few minutes.

Here is a shot of my sketch book with some storyboard ideas for a "jazz piano" and "baby's first year" timeline videos:

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7 Comments:

Blogger Black PugNovember 12, 2007 1:24 PM

Adam, any chance you have a video showing the construction of a logarithmic timeline?

Blogger Adam BehringerNovember 12, 2007 1:54 PM

No, Bee Docs' Timeline does not currently support logarithmic timelines. I haven't actually received any customer requests for logarithmic timelines. Is it something that you have a need for?

Blogger KarenNovember 12, 2007 3:05 PM

Hi Adam,

I like the idea of the videos. Is there any timeline for the release of T2 ;-) ?

Karen

Blogger Adam BehringerNovember 13, 2007 3:08 PM

Karen, I'm hoping to have T2 ready by the end of the month. Stay tuned!

Blogger who me?November 13, 2007 7:01 PM

I'm with Karen- salivating awaiting the release of T2- end of the month- yay!!!

So far, after a couple weeks with Timeline, these are the things I wish I could do, but can't (or don't know how); I know some, but I'm not sure about all, will be addressed in the new version:

1. vertical timeline, along Y instead of X axis.
2. reverse order (similar to BC, but for AD events that I want the most recent event at left).
3. ascender (ie going from central line and then down) lines in addition to descending.
4. customizable date field (so I can do semesters like "Fall 2006" or even just "Autumn"/ "Summer" for a one year timeline with 4 quarters).
5. ability to do push-button publishing to a pdf or html version.
6. parallel timelines (I did see that this was coming, and this is definitely what I am most excited about in T2!)

Blogger HeatherNovember 17, 2007 7:44 PM

Hi Adam,

I loving Bee Doc's timeline - thanks!!! I created a 20-page spread that covers a few hundred years. Here are a few comments I have so far, that will hopefully be addressed in the new version

1. When printing, text that runs over two pages is cut off at the page split and about half a word is lost.

2. Exporting to PDF doesn't allow for each page to be printed separately. It's one big graphic that prints onto one page. So, a multiple page PDF would be helpful for sending the document somewhere else for high quality printing.

3. I want to use just a year as the date, but Timeline puts the full date (Monday, day, year) under the event. Hopefully this will be customizable in the new version.

Thanks for this terrific software! I can't wait to try 2.0!

Blogger Adam BehringerNovember 19, 2007 2:24 PM

Heather, thanks for the kind words!

Each of those three things you listed can be accomplished with the current version of Timeline, send me an e-mail (Adam at Bee Documents dot com) and I'll send you directions. Thanks!

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