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Compress Time Intervals

You can compress Time Intervals to conserve space on long timelines.

Uncompressed Time Intervals

Time interval

Compressed Time Intervals

Time Intervals Compressed





expansion box     Compression box

The compression toggle boxes:

  • expansion box is expanded, click on this to compress the selected time interval
  • Compression box is compressed, click on this to expand the selected time interval again.

Compressed Open       Compressed

The compressed sections of the timelines themselves, in all elements.

If there is space between the paired symbols, there are transitions within the compressed section.

If the timeline continues through the paired symbols there are no transitions in the compressed section.

25  ...   55

The compressed sections in the time range underneath the elements.

You can also compress and expand Time Intervals using context menu options; see Time Interval Operations on Transitions.