Suggestions for an easy-to-use timeline creation tool?
Thread poster: Madeleine MacRae Klintebo

Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
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Jun 1, 2010

I'm trying to create a timeline with stickers/notes that indicate important, and not so important, events. does anyone know a an easy tool that doesn't involve me getting down to the nitty-gritty of actually drawing every object (i.e. not Omnigraffle)?

Although this slightly relates to work, I've posted under "Off topic" as this is probably not everyone will need on a day-to-day basis.

Thinking about things, this was probably not the right forum. Maybe a moderator can move to "Translator resources" or similar.

Thanks in advance,
Madeleine

[Edited at 2010-06-01 19:39 GMT]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2010-06-01 22:33 GMT]


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Brian Young  Identity Verified
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ranking events Jun 1, 2010

Could you use an Excel spreadsheet, and use one of the columns to indicate importance, for example on a number scale that could then be sorted? But then you would lose your time input.
You could sort by time, and then by rank (or the other way). You could even embed a function that could combine time and importance, but I don't know for sure what you after.


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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Analog attitude Jun 1, 2010

I use a paper piece for each project... Clip on means unpaid yet.



Old papers go to archive. I have about 5 inches of a stack already going back into years...


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Freemind might be an option Jun 1, 2010

Madeleine MacRae Klintebo wrote:
I'm trying to create a timeline with stickers/notes that indicate important, and not so important, events. does anyone know a an easy tool that doesn't involve me getting down to the nitty-gritty of actually drawing every object.


Freemind is a mind mapper:
http://freemind.sourceforge.net/

MyInfo is an article manager:
http://www.milenix.com/

A free alternative to MyInfo is Treepad:
http://www.treepad.com/


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Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
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Open Workbench Jun 1, 2010

Are you looking for something like Microsoft Project?
Here's an open source alternative:
http://www.openworkbench.org/


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Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
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Good ideas, but... Jun 1, 2010

Thanks Brian and Sergei, but...

I'm looking for something very simple to use which will create an easy to understand picture. I need to give someone a very quick view of a somewhat complex picture/situation. As the situation has been ongoing for a number of years, I figured a graphical representation would work best.

Samuel - Freemind might be possible, but it doesn't appear (at a first glance) to offer much more than Omnigraffle, which I own but haven't had time to really learn. Maybe now is the time to start learning...


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