4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2009 9:04 AM by Shep-C
Shep-C Level 1 Level 1
I would like to use numbers or pages to create a timeline showing the parallel development movements in art history. I am guessing numbers would be best..

Does anyone have an elegant way of doing this?

for example, four time lines side by side, one for North America, one for Scandinavia, one for western Europe and one for eastern Europe...

Timeline 1 --| Movement A | --- | Movement B | - | Movement C |
Timeline 2 ---| Movement A | ------ | Movement B | --| Movement C |
Timeline 3 -| Movement A | --- | Movement B | -- | Movement C | ---

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Solved by jaxjason on Jan 8, 2009 8:55 AM Solved
Your really just using it like a piece of graph paper where you can change the width of the columns.I would suggest leaving them all the same at first. and basically building your time line at the top first. Then type in your values underneath, possibly merging cells together where needed. Basically this is a rather unique use of Numbers. It will make it easier to line things up with the dates above. Better than just shapes being used and floated around.It's going to be an issue of playing around with it to get it to look like you want.Jason
Reply by jaxjason on Jan 8, 2009 8:38 AM Helpful
since the discussion boards erase extra spaces, you might have to post a screenshot of what your trying to accomplish and how numbers is going to help you do this. Is it just using numbers like a piece of graph paper? or is there some extra automatic calculations or something your not telling us about yet?Jason

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  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4
    since the discussion boards erase extra spaces, you might have to post a screenshot of what your trying to accomplish and how numbers is going to help you do this. Is it just using numbers like a piece of graph paper? or is there some extra automatic calculations or something your not telling us about yet?

    Jason
  • Shep-C Level 1 Level 1
    Hi Jason, thanks for your reply. No, no calculations.

    This is link to a wikipedia entry that is something like what I want to make

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timelineof_architecturalstyles
  • jaxjason Level 4 Level 4
    Your really just using it like a piece of graph paper where you can change the width of the columns.

    I would suggest leaving them all the same at first. and basically building your time line at the top first. Then type in your values underneath, possibly merging cells together where needed. Basically this is a rather unique use of Numbers. It will make it easier to line things up with the dates above. Better than just shapes being used and floated around.

    It's going to be an issue of playing around with it to get it to look like you want.

    Jason
  • Shep-C Level 1 Level 1
    Hi Jason, thanks for your help