Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

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Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

Postby drutgat » Oct 12, 2010 8:39 pm

Hi,
If I couldn't have a fully integrated outline 'package' in MMS7, then I think that the most important outline tool for me would be a function which would allow me to lay out index cards horizontally, thereby making a 'timeline'.

There could be a horizontal Navidock-like panel that could be opened along the bottom of the screen which would enable one to display (and edit/drag-and-drop) the index cards. The ability to have multiple timelines would be even better (obviously, these would display parallel to each other). This kind of thing would make 'A' and 'B' stories easier to see. Of course, the ability to name timelines, and assign colours, fonts and font sizes to them would be integral.

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Re: Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

Postby Thomas » Oct 13, 2010 10:37 am

That's a good idea! :)
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Re: Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

Postby drutgat » Oct 13, 2010 10:46 am

Thanks, Thomas.

I would have thought that most people would find this very useful, and have been surprised that there are only one or two programs out there which have this as a tool/function/capability.

Take care,

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Re: Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

Postby Thomas » Oct 13, 2010 3:44 pm

drutgat wrote:Thanks, Thomas.

I would have thought that most people would find this very useful, and have been surprised that there are only one or two programs out there which have this as a tool/function/capability.

Take care,


I'd rather see some kinda full outlining capability though....
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Re: Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

Postby drutgat » Oct 13, 2010 6:03 pm

Thomas wrote:
drutgat wrote:Thanks, Thomas.

I would have thought that most people would find this very useful, and have been surprised that there are only one or two programs out there which have this as a tool/function/capability.

Take care,


I'd rather see some kinda full outlining capability though....


Why not both things/functions/capabilities? :D

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Re: Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

Postby Thomas » Oct 17, 2010 8:53 pm

drutgat wrote:Why not both things/functions/capabilities? :D


Because that would make too much sense.
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Re: Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

Postby drutgat » Oct 19, 2010 7:07 pm

:D

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Re: Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

Postby Thomas » Jul 01, 2011 3:50 pm

drutgat wrote::D


Yew know Storyview and Outline 4D provide this function. Sort of in a way.
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Re: Index Cards on Horizontal 'Timeline' as Outline Tool

Postby wryterguy » Jan 06, 2015 1:19 pm

What we need, is this: http://storylinecreator.checkmates.de/

But for screenwriting so there is a page number grid.


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