All I want is a time machine
March 16, 2012 6:02 AM Subscribe
Writers using Scrivener for Windows: how do you keep track of timelines?
posted by tavegyl to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I've just starting trying out Scrivener for Windows, and so far am loving it. But I am finding it difficult to keep track of timelines when plotting.
All I really want is a way to keep a date and time on each chapter or section, preferably with a way to sort them in chronological order to make sure everything happens as it should.
If I were using Scrivener for Mac, I could have done this through custom metadata. But the Windows version doesn't have this feature. Had I a Mac, I could have used Aeon Timeline, but that doesn't come for Windows either.
So how do you keep track of what happens when? Excel? Notepad? Some other corner of Scrivener that I've not yet explored? Another software altogether? Free or inexpensive alternatives are preferred, but tell me what works for you.