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Selecting Timelines (Deluxe Edition only)



The Select Timelines screen (which is only available in the Deluxe Edtion of Legacy) is reached by clicking the Select button in the Other Options section on the Include tab of the Chronology Options screen.
The Chronology Options screen is reached by clicking the Options button on the Chronology View tab and then choosing Display Options.

  To check out the QuickTip video on Timelines, County Histories and Centennia, click here.

To select a timeline, click the Add a Timeline File button.  This displays the Timelines list.  To select an entire timeline, meaning all the events that are included in the timeline file, highlight the desired timeline and click OK.  You are returned to the Select Timelines screen and the name of the selected timeline file is added to the Currently-selected Timelines list.  If you want to choose only selected events from a timeline, highlight the timeline name and click Edit.  The Timeline Editor is displayed.  You can now click the tag box to the left of one or more events you want to include in the chronology report.  When you are done, click OK to return to the Timelines list.  Click OK to select the timeline and return to the Select Timelines screen where the timeline is added to the Currently-selected Timelines list.  To only use the tagged events, you must select the Only include tagged events from this timeline option.

Including Only Tagged Events from a Timeline
To limit the use of a timeline's events to only those that are tagged, highlight the timeline name in the Currently-selected Timelines list and then click the Only include tagged events from this timeline checkbox.

Including Only Events Between Two Dates
To limit the use of a timeline's events to only those that fall between to years, highlight the timeline name in the Currently-selected Timelines list and then click the Only include events between two years checkbox. Enter the beginning and ending year in the text boxes below the option. 

Limiting Events to the Lifetime of the Individual
To limit the use of a timeline's events to only those that fall within the lifetime of the current person, highlight the timeline name in the Currently-selected Timelines list and then click the Limit events to the lifetime of the individual checkbox. 

Removing a Timeline from the List
To remove a timeline from the Currently-selected Timelines list, highlight the timeline name and then click Remove.

When you have finished selecting timelines, click Save to return to the Chronology View Options screen.

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