I have a very big story in progress with a huge History. I have started to give each charakter its own timeline in a separated Character and History document. But the timelines are becoming more and more and I have had to start Scrolling vertically. This is a little bit cumbersome in Papyrus, because if have to use the Scrollbar on the right side. In other programs, I’m used to do the vertical Scrolling by pressing either STRG, ALT or SHIFT and using the mouse wheel. To be fair, it is possible to do the Scrolling by pressing ALT and using the mouse wheel in Papyrus Author, but the Scrolling is horrible slow. My fingers get bleeding until I have found the right position. So I’m forced to use the Scrollbar, unfortunately.
Is it possible, to change the Scroll speed? Or even better, can you additionally build in a Zoom-Feature for the timeline? This would be awesome.
Thanks a lot. Papyrus Author is great and every feedback, I give you is intended, to make it even better
thank you very much for your awnser. I love it to give you every piece of information, you need. If we can improve Papyrus Author by this, it is worth the effort
Before I start, just a hint to my newest topic (Linking different documents together). I wanted to share this with you already yesterday, but I’m new and so I’m only allowed to make three contributions in a row
In this new topic, I’ve asked if it is possible to use events in more than one timeline.
As you have asked me in your answer for a screenshot of the timeline I’m currently building up, I’ve recognized, that this screenshot tells the need of this feature request pretty well (probably better than any words).
For example, the second screenshot shows you the event “Geburt des Atalyten Thalkanün Turukal”. This event marks the begin of the family Turukal and therefor also the history chapter of the family Turukal (because Thalkanün establishes the beginning of the family Turukal). You can see it on the first timeline on the first screenshot . So, for me, it would be much better, if the event marks a point in the top line over the first time line, where you can see the days, months and years. This would give my work more structure.
And another word to the timelines you can see. I’ve thougt already a lot about the story, but what you can see in the timeline is just a very small part of all the stuff in my head. I just have started writing it all down. And even after one week of work, I have enough timelines to be forced to vertical scrolling. Of course, I could switch of some of the information. But without all the information, the timeline is unfortunately less useful to me. And I fear, that in some weeks I have still the same problem with the vertical scrolling, because there will be a lot of more characters finding their way into my document
Because the scrolling problem. I don’t think that I can speed up my computer scroll speed so much, that it works for the timelines but is not way to fast on all other documents at the same time. I’ve uploaded you a small caputer video of my Papyrus Author. There you can see the vertical scrolling in the main document and a second later in the time line. Each time, I’ve used the same speed on my mousewheel (by the way, I was wrong with ALT + mouswheel → the vertical scrolling feature in the timeline can be accessed by SHIFT + mouse wheel) 2023-09-11 22-22-49.zip (2.4 MB)
I’m heading to the other threads to give you an answer there as well.