When you open Timeline Maker Pro for the first time, you will be greeted with a Welcome Screen. Here, you can choose how you’d like to begin interacting with the program. Choices include creating a new timeline, either by manually entering data or importing the data from another file type including CSV, TXT, MS Project (MPP) and older versions of Timeline Maker. You can also choose to open an existing file, or view your last used file.
Tip: To turn off the welcome screen, click on the box beside Show this window every time. This will remove the checkmark in the box. An empty box indicates that the welcome screen has been disabled.
To create a new timeline by manually entering data:
- Under Make a Timeline, select Enter events/tasks
This will open the Timeline Data tab, where you can begin entering your timeline information. Please see Entering Events for more information on how to enter data.
To create a new timeline by importing data from another file type:
- Under Make a Timeline, select Import
See Importing Files Into Timeline Maker Pro for more information on importing data.
To open a Timeline Maker file:
- Under Open, click My Timelines
- Browse to the desired file, if necessary. Select the file and click Open.
Note: Timeline Maker Pro v4 opens the following file types: *.tlm4, *.tlm3, *.tlmp, *.tlmz and *.tlm. For more information on opening files, see Opening Timeline Maker Pro Files.
To view your last used Timeline Maker file:
- Under Open, click the Last Used Timeline icon.
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