Frequently  Asked  QuestionsFAQ

Basics

  What is Time-LineContinuumpersonal ?

TimeLineContinuumpersonal (TLCP) is a tool that has been developed to assist you, as a user, to write your personal stories and present them in a timeline. You can write a story about your life, your family, your business, a project you are working on, or even about your football club!

  How do I sign up?

To sign up, click on any of the Get Started buttons on the Home page and About Us page.

Once you’ve clicked on any one of them, a signup window will appear. Provide the required details, comply with the password requirements, hit Continue, and a message will appear informin you that a verification email has been sent to the email address you provided! On the email, click You now have an account with TLCP. To login, just use the email you provided and the password you created.

On the email, click on the Verify email address button, as shown below, and you will be redirected to the TLCp website. You now have an account with TLCP. To login, just use the email you provided and the password you created.

  What is a Continuum?

In TLCP, a story is called a Continuum. A Continuum is a specific timeline showing chronological events of a story or purpose. You can create multiple continuums with TLCP.

  What is a Catchclause?

Each event in your continuum must have a title. A Catchclause is the short eye-catching title or name you give to an event in your continuum.

  What are Horizontal and Vertical views?

Horizontal view and Vertical view are the two viewing modes of your story or your Continuum.

Horizontal view is the horizontal and graphical presentation of your continuum where you can see how your events relate to other events in a horizontal continuum. You can increase or decrease the timescale here to view more, or less events.

Vertical view is the vertical presentation of your continuum and works great when you are using TLCP on your phone or tablet. In this view, you can arrange your events by date or by catchclause in ascending or descending order.

Continuum

  How do I create a continuum in TLCP?

For first time users, the screen below will be shown the first time you login to TLCP.

To create your first Timeline or Continuum click on “Create New continuum”.

If you already have your continuum or continuums, the screen below will be shown after logging in. Your continuums will be listed here.

To add another Continuum click on “Create New continuum”. You can always go back to your Continuum List by selecting Continuums on the main menu selection on top and then selecting My Continuums as shown below.


After clicking the “Create New continuum”, the dialogue box below will appear where you need to typed the Continuum Name and a short description of what your Continuum is all about.

You can leave the Scale at 100%. Time Unit selection will be the default time unit view that you want your Continuum to be shown everytime you view it. You can view your Continuum in Day, Week, Month, Year and even Decade view. You can change these time unit views anytime later.

After entry of the Name, Description, and selection of Scale and Time unit, click Save.

  How do I edit the Name and Description of an existing continuum?

Go to your Continuum list page (shown below) by selecting Continuums on the main menu selection on top and then selecting My Continuums if you are not already there.

Go to the Continuum that you want to change the details of and click on Edit Continuum.

In the Continuum Details dialogue box, make the changes in the Name and/or description and click Update.

  Can I delete a Continuum?

Well, yes you can. But we strongly recommend that you do this with double and extreme caution. You might unintentionally delete a beautiful story and we don’t want that to happen. Assuming you’ve done your checks and you are quite sure you don’t need a continuum any more, go to your Continuum list page (shown below) by selecting Continuums on the main menu selection on top and then selecting My Continuums if you are not already there.

Go to the Continuum that you want to delete and click on Edit Continuum.

In the Continuum Details dialogue box, click Delete.

A confirmation message will appear to make sure you wanted to delete the Continuum. If you are sure, click Yes.

After clicking Yes, you will be asked to enter your account password. If you are sure, enter your password then click Delete.

Warning: Once you have deleted your Continuum, you will not be able to get it back so please procede with caution.

  How do I add an event entry?

To add and write an event, click the +Add New Event or +Add Event button either in the Continuum List page or the View Continuum page.


Continuum List page:

Continuum page:

Three things are a must-have, an Event Name or Catchclause, the date of the event, and the Event details. Each of these need to be entered in their respective text boxes in the Event Entry tab then hit Save as new button to save the event.

A catchclause is the short eye-catching titles or names you give to events in your Continuum. In the Event Details, you can enter the narrative details of the event and you can include photos and images, YouTube videos, and web links, for a more detailed and attractive presentation of your event.

  How do I insert photos and images to events?

There are two ways to do this:
    (1) by Drag and Drop, and
    (2) by clicking the Insert Image icon in the tool bar.


(1) Drag and Drop. While writing an event entry, locate your image or photo in your computer and drag and drop it to the entry window. A status indicator will appear green if the image is uploaded successfully.

(2) To insert an image using Insert Image icon, before doing this it is important that you already know in which folder your photos and images are located in your PC. To start, click the icon on the text editor toolbar to access the Image Properties window. The location of the Insert Image icon is shown below.

In the Image Properties window, click on Upload tab then click the Choose File button, navigate to the folder where your image is located to select your image. To select your image click on it then click the Open button then click the Send it to the Server button to upload your image. Then click OK button.

  How do I resize an image?

To resize your image, hover your mouse over the image until the black square dot appears in the lower right corner.

Point your mouse pointer on this square dot until the pointer turns to a double arrow, click then drag to resize.

  How do I move my image?

The images in your events can be moved in between paragraphs. To do this, hover on the image until a crosshair appears on the upper left corner of the image. Point your mouse pointer to the crosshair until the mouse pointer turns into a crossed arrow, click, then drag to move it between paragraphs.

  How do I align my image to the left, center, or right?

To set image alignment, double-click on your image then, click on either None, Left, Center or Right buttons, near the bottom of the Image Properties windows.

  Can I caption my images?

Yes, you can caption your images. To do this, double-click on your image then click on the Captioned image checkbox at the bottom.

After clicking OK, your image will have a caption box, with the word "Caption"’" as the default text.

Click on the “Caption” text to replace it with your own caption.

  Can I edit and update an existing event?

Yes, you can edit and make updates to an existing complete or incomplete event entry. With TLCP, you can start writing your event details and then come back later to finish it.

Go to your Continuum list page (shown below) by selecting Continuums on the main menu selection on top and then selecting My Continuums if you are not already there.

Select the Continuum where the event you want to edit is in. You can edit or update your event by clicking the Edit button either on the Horizontal or Vertical view. This will bring you to the event entry window where you can make edits or update your event.

Don’t forget to click Update to save the changes you made.

  Can I delete an event?

Of course, you can! This is your story, anyway. Though we strongly recommend that you do this with caution.

Go to your Continuum list page (shown below) by selecting Continuums on the main menu selection on top and then selecting My Continuums if you are not already there.

Select the Continuum where the event you want to delete is in. You can delete the event by clicking the Edit button either on the Horizontal or Vertical view. This will bring you to the event entry window where you can delete your event.

To delete the event click the Delete button in the lower right corner of the even entry window.

A confirmation dialogue box will appear, as shown below, to confirm. Click OKif you are really sure.

Warning: Once you have deleted an event, there is no way you can recover it so please proceed with caution.

  How do I insert videos to my events?

For now, only YouTube videos can be inserted to TLCP.

To do this, the first thing you need is the link to the YouTube video. In YouTube, click on the SHARE button at the bottom of the video then click copy. This will copy the link to your clipboard.

In your event in TLCP, click the insert video button on the text editor toolbar.

The Embed YouTube Video window will appear where you need to paste the link you copied in the Paste YouTube Video URL text box. Make sure all checkboxes are unchecked except for the Show Player controls check box. Hit OK and your video is inserted.

  How do I navigate through the timeline views?

In Horizontal View, you can navigate through events by using the navigation buttons at the bottom of the timeline window.

In Vertical View, you can navigate through events either by hovering your mouse over the events and roll the mouse wheel forwards and backwards or point your mouse pointer in the slider on the right, click and hold then drag up and down.

If you need to go back on top, click the up arrow button as shown below to go back to the first event on top.

  How do I change the time unit in timeline view?

The default timeline view is the one you set when you created your Continuum. You can change this at any time. At the bottom of the timeline are the buttons to navigate and control how the timeline is presented.

To change the time unit, click the down arrow on the Select Time Unit text box to see the options. You can view your timeline by Day, Week, Month, Year, or Decade.

Once you have made a selection, click the Change Time Unit button to effect the change.

  Can I show more (or less) events in Horizontal view?

Yes, you can show more, or less events in timeline view. The Decrease Scale and Increase Scale buttons at the bottom of the timeline viewer are used to narrow and widen the gaps between periods throughout the timeline. Periods on the timeline are separated by a vertical line.

If there are too many events on the period currently shown on the timeline, you can click the Increase Scale button to see events spaced better.

If your events are too widely scattered across your timeline, you can click Decrease Scale to show events closer to each other.

  Can I share my continuums with other users?

Yes, you can. For now, you can only share your continuums to other users of TLCP. To do that, you need to select and click the Share Continuum option from the main menu as shown below.

After clicking Share Continuum you will be brought to the Managed Shared Continuum page where you can edit share details or remove continuums from being shared. If you have not shared any Continuums yet, this list will be empty. To start sharing your Continuum, click the Share button.

In the Share Continuum dialogue box, select the continuum you want to share from the dropdown list, create a Password (other than your account password) that others will have to enter to access your continuum, enter a date in the Share Until box which is the last day you want this continuum to be shared with others, and then click Share.You can leave the Make it Public checkbox unchecked for now.

Once Shared, a Completed message will appear and you can now share the Share details of the Continuum to other TLCP users to view it on their own timeline. To let other's view your Continuum, you need to share three details as indicated below.


(1) The User or Owner ID
(2) the Continuum ID, and
(3) the Password.

  How do I view continuums shared by other users?

To do this, select and click the Download option from the main menu as shown below.

After clicking Download you will be brought to the Download Manager page where you can see a list of Continuums being share with you by other users. If you have not downloaded other's Continuums yet, this list will be empty. To download one shared to you, click the Download button.

In the Download Continuum dialogue box, enter (1) The User or Owner ID, (2) the Continuum ID, and (3) the Password of the Continuum you with to download, and then click Download.

After clicking Download.

, the Continuum shared with you will now appear in your My Continuums list page and will have a green highlight with a text that says Friend's Continuum.

Shared continuums are view only and you will not be able to make changes.

Account

  How do I change my password?

Go to your Account Setting by clicking the icon of a person in the top menu as shown below.

To change your password, click on the icon. In Account Settings click Edit.

In the Account Details dialogue box, click on the Change button.

In the Update Password dialogue box, you will need to enter your old password and your new password. After that, click the Update Password button and then click Update to effect the change. You will be asked to login in again.

  Can I change my name and email on my TLCP account?

Yes you can. Go to your Account Setting by clicking the icon of a person in the top menu as shown below.

To change your Name and Email, click on the icon. In Account Settings click Edit.

In the Account Details dialogue box, you can start to edit or enter a new First Name and Last Name and change the email address.

Once done, click the Update to effect the change.

The new email address will be used to login in to your account.

  What if I want to delete my TLCP account?

We wouldn't want that. But for now, please contact support.