I’ve used Tinderbox off-and-on for a few years but am a newbie poster.
I’m working on a fiction plot. I’m using Map view to create a loose timeline using adornments, and I’d also like to see the notes in list in a sequence I’ve arranged. Is this possible?
(I’m not using Timeline view because I wanted a looser format or drawing board as I figure out where to place scenes. (FWIF, I tried Timeline but dragging notes to different days caused a kind of skittering motion and I couldn’t drag notes where I wanted them.))
In Map view, I’ve made adornments for days (Monday through Friday). I’ve got about a hundred notes, some of which I’ve distributed into their appropriate days (Sunday, Z and Y meet; Y is murdered). I’ve loosely arranged other notes under the adornments and am fiddling with where these belong. I also have a couple of other adornments as placeholders (“To Place”/“Possible”).
I’m using this timeline to help me get an overview of the plot and to help me figure out where pieces (scenes, decisions) need to go. I’ve linked some scenes with labels (“after” to show that X scene needs to occur after W).
I started working in Map view (this is where I want to do most of the work). When I dragged notes into their correct sequence in Outline view, notes in the Map view were moved. Can I assign a number to the notes so that I can see (or export) a sequential list? They’re all in the same container.
If I can’t see the notes in (correct) sequence in Outline, I’d like to be able to at least export this map into an outline. Is this possible? (I see that there’s an Outline Order attribute that I assume Tinderbox assigns when a note is created. Maybe I could assign a number like that to notes?)
I’d love to read your ideas.
FYI, I assigned the Day adornments an OnAdd date, and when I view the container in Timeline, the notes have nicely aligned to their correct assigned dates.