Editing Record Dates

At a glance

Examples:

CE Dates

BCE Dates

Screenshot of Date Fields

Start Date

The “first” or “beginning” date for an event. If the event is an instant (it happened exactly once, and did not occupy any kind of duration or interval of time), enter the date of the instant in this field.

If you’re working with NeatlineSimile: If you just enter a “Start Date” and leave “End Date” blank, the record will be displayed as point on the timeline.

End Date

The “last” or “finishing” date for an event.

If you’re working with NeatlineSimile: If you enter a “Start Date” and an “End Date” date, the record will be displayed as a span (line) on the timeline.

If you enter the same date for the “Start Date” and “End Date,” the span will have width = 0 and will, therefore, be invisible on the timeline.

Screenshot of Simile Timeline

After Date

The date after which the record should be displayed in the exhibit.

If you’re working with NeatlineSimile: If an “After Date” is defined, then the record will only be displayed on the map when the timeline is centered on a date that falls after this date. For example, imagine you’re working with a record that’s plotted as a point on the map. If you set the “After Date” to 2000, then the point will disappear when you scroll the timeline back to 1999, and reappear when you scroll forward to 2001.

Before Date

The date before which the record should be displayed in the exhibit.

If you’re working with NeatlineSimile: If a “Before Date” is defined, then the record will only be displayed on the map when the timeline is centered on a date that falls before this date. Again, imagine you’re working with a record that’s plotted as a point on the map. If you set “Before Date” to 2000, then the point will disappear when you scroll the timeline forward to 2001, and reappear when you scroll back to 1999.

If both a “After Date” and a “Before Date” are defined, then the record will only be visible when the timeline is within the duration between the two dates. For example, if “After Date” is 2000, and “Before Date” is 2010, the record would be visible between those two dates, but not before 2000 or after 2010. By stringing together collections of records with different after- and before-dates, it’s possible to create complex time-series animations

Getting Started

Working with Exhibits

Working with Neatline Plugins

Working with Neatline Stylesheets

Working with the Neatline Editor

Records

Text Tab

Map Tab

Style Tab

  • Editing Groups
  • Editing Colors
  • Editing Opacities
  • Editing Dimensions
  • Editing Dates
  • Editing Imagery
  • Editing Visibility