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Timeline Editor: Chronica for iOS User Guide


Date: 2014/03/23



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1. Abstract

Chronica is an application that a chronological table of individual/organization etc is made easily and to display.
You can graspe easily the historical background of each person. You can arrange more than one chronological table on one screen, and it can be indicated too.
It has already contained historical persons and data etc. chronological data.

1.1. Data Structure

This picture is the data structure of this app. The data own the data directed by the arrow. data_graph.png

2. Main Menu

MainMenu1     i  Button ( right side in the header )
Display the Information screen include "Setting" button.

Category Item
Display the chronological table. It's grouped by category.

Independent Table Item
Display the chronological table which is not belonged to the category.

Edit Table Item
Choose the individual who composes a chronological table, data such as organization, and the name of the chronological table can be changed.

Add Table Item
Enter a name and data to construct, and make data on the chronological table.

Edit Period Item
Change the contents of registration of the period data.

Add Period Item
Add an period data.


Edit Individual Item
Change the contents of registration of the individual and the organization.

Add individual Item
Add an individual and organization.

3. Add Individual Item

Make an individual or data such as organization.
An individual provided that last name or first name, the date of born and a provided that name such as organization become indispensable items.

individual_regist_1    
  • [ Person | Organization ] button
  •   The screen mode can be changed. The input items are changed.

  • [ Last_First | First_Last ] button
  •   The order of the name items can be changed.

  • Born/Died [ Select ] button
  •   The screen is moved to Date Setting screen.

  • [   Event   >>   ] button
  •   The screen is moved to Event List for setting of the event.

  • [ Other.. >> ] button
  •   The screen is moved to Other Setting screen.

    individual_regist_2    
  • URL
  • This URL value is used on Table Display screen. The name of its screen is linked to the URL value.

  • Display Age switch
  • On Table Display screen, what the age number is drawn or not is set. It's possible only person type.

  • Display All switch
  • On Table Display screen,
    if this switch is ON, the range between born the start date(Born:) and the end date(Died:) is displayed,
    if this switch is OFF, the range is fitted to other data.


  • [  Import Event CSV   >>  ] button
  • The screen is moved to Event Import screen.


    3.1 Date Setting

    This can be used to input the date of birth, its age at death time and the date of the event.The date of B.C. can be established.
    The check of the date of the leap year doesn't go on the application side. Only the year, year and the month can be input, too.

    date.png



    3.2 Event List

    Manage an event such as individual/organization to display in the chronological table. An event is composed of the date and the content.
    When [ Import >> ] button of the header is pressed,
    Event Import screen is displayed. 。



    3.2.1 Event Import screen

    When [ Import >> ] button on the top right corner of the event list is pressed, "Event Import" screen is opened.
    On this screen, it is possible to create Event data from the CSV file in the Documents folder.
    This page explain the CSV file format for Event data.


    event_import.png

    Procedure

    1. Set the CSV file for input by [ Select from Documents >> ] button.
    2. Select delimite character in the CSV file.
    3. Press [ Import CSV File ] button.
    4. Check the result content of "Result:" textbox. The lines that can not be input is displayed.

    3.2.1.1 Select the CSV file for the Event data

    When [ Select from Documents >> ] is pressed, "Select CSV File" screen is opened.
    On this screen, the CSV file for input can be selected.

    filelist_event_en.png


    These CSV files can be added to iTunes ( DEVICES => Apps => File Sharing ) on PC/Mac.

    file_share_en.png


    Its CSV file can be deleted with delete key on your keyboard.



    4. Edit Individual Item


    The individual/organization looks for data from the category and it is changed.
    change  the contents of the data and deletion.
    The search text field can be searched the data of the name contained the characters of its text field.

    individual_regist_2     
  • [ View ] tab under the screen
  • When this tab is selected and the individual data item of the list is selected, The Table Display screen of its individual data is displayed.




  • [ Edit ] tab under the screen
  • When this tab is selected and the individual data item of the list is selected, Its data is displayed on Edit Individual screen.

    individual_edit    
    The input items of this screen is same as Add Individual screen.
    When [ Save ] button of the header is pressed, the changed data is saved and the screen is returned to the list.


    5. Add Period Item

    Make an period data. An period data provided that name and the start date become indispensable items. the end date is option.
    When [ Text Color >> ] or [ Back Color >> ] is pressed, The screen is moved to the color edit screen. The color is reflected by [ Save ] button.

    period_regist  right_allow  color_setting


    6. Edit Period Item

    Edit the period data and deletion.
    The search text field can be searched the data of the name contained the characters of its text field.
    When [ Delete This Period Data ] button is pressed, its period data is deleted.
    The input terms of Edit Period Screen is same as Add Period Screen.

    period_list.png  right_allow  period_edit.png



    7. Add Table Item

    Make the chronological table data composed by individual/organization data.

    The upper part
    table_regist1  
     right_allow.png 

    When
    [ Change Period Data > ]
    is pressed,
    The screen is moved to the period list belonged to the table data.
      table_period_list
       under_allow2.png  When
    [ Add Period Data > ]
    is pressed,
    the screen is moved to
    Select Data screen.

  • [ New Period Data ]
  • Add Period screen is displayed. When [ Save ] button of its screen is pressed, new period data is added to this table data.

  • [ Change Period Data    > ]
  • The list of the period data belonged to this table data is displayed. When the period data is selected from its list, Edit Period screen is displayed.

  • [ Add Period Data    > ]
  • The screen is moved to Select Data screen. The period data selected on its screen is added to this table data.
    table_period_add.png     


    The lower part  
    table_regist2 
     right_allow.png 

    When [ Change   > ]
    is pressed,
    The screen is moved to the list of individual data.

    table_idata_list.png
       under_allow2.png  When
    [ Order Change    > ]
    is pressed,
    The screen is moved to
    Order Change screen.

  • [ New     ]
  • Add Individual screen is displayed. When [ Save ] button of its screen is pressed, new individual data is added to this table data.

  • [ Change   > ]
  • The list of the individual data belonged to this table data is displayed. When the individual data is selected from its list, the data is displayed in Edit Individual screen.

  • [ Add   > ]
  • The screen is moved to Add Individual screen. The individual data selected from the lists of its screen is added to this table data.

  • [ Order Change   > ]
  • The screen is moved to Order Change screen. the order of the individual data can be changed on its screen.
    table_idata_order.png     


    7.1. Add Individual

    This is the screen that the individual data which already registed is added to the table data. There are the selectable individual data under each items.
    table_idata_add_list.png   
  • [ The data which do'nt belonged   > ]
  • The list of individual data which isn't belonged to the table is displayed.

  • [ All Data   > ]
  • All individual data is displayed. These are sorted by alphabet.

  • [ Thea table data which do'nt belonged   > ]
  • The table data which do'nt belonged is displayed. The individual data under its list can be selected.
       under_allow2.png  When
    [ The data which do'nt belonged > ]
    is pressed,
    The list of individual data which isn't belonged to the table is displayed.

    independent_idata.png  


    When the individual item is checked and pressed [ Select ] button, these items are added to Add Table screen.


    8. Edit Table Item

    Edit the chronological table data and deletion.

    table_list.png   
    All tables are displayed.
    Please select the table data to change.
    The search text field can be searched the data of the name contained the characters of its text field.
       under_allow2.png  the table data item is pressed,
    the screen is moved to
    Edit Table screen.

    table_edit.png   
    Edit Table screen is same as Add Table screen without under 3 terms.
  • [ Export Data File ]
  • The file of its table data is exported to the Documents folder. This file can be taken out from iTunes on PC/Mac. This data file can be import to Chronica app of other iPhone/iPod/iPad.

  • [ Delete This Table ]
  • This table data is deleted from this app.

  • [ Save & View ] button of the toolbar
  • This table data is saved and displayed on Table Display screen.



    9. Category Item


    The Category item of main menu is for vidualizing the table data. The table data can be selected by the order: Category list => Table list => Table Display screen.

    category_list.png
       
  • [ New ] button of the header
  • Add Category screen is displayed.

  • [ Order ] button of the header
  • Order Change screen of the category is displayed. The order of the category list can be changed on this screen.

  • [ View ] tab under the screen
  • When the category data of the list is selected, the table list of its category is displayed.

  • [ Edit Category ] tab under the screen
  • When the category data of the list is selected, its data can be edited on Change Category screen.


    9.1. Add Cateogry screen

    category_regist.png
       
  • [ Save ] button of the header
  • This category data is made. The name item is necessary.

  • [ Add   ]
  • The screen is moved to Add Table screen. Please select from the table items under its screen list.

  • [ Order Change    > ]
  • The screen is moved to Order Change screen. The order of the table list can be changed on this screen.

  • About the table data belonged
  • When the check of the table item is off and [ Save ] button is pressed, these table data are removed from this category data.


    9.2. Change Category screen

    category_edit.png
        Change Category screen is same as Add Category screen without under 2 terms.
  • [ Export Data File    ]
  • This category data is exported to the Documents folder. This data file is taken out from iTunes on PC/Mac. This data file can be imported to Chronica app of other iPhone/iPod/iPad.

  • [ Delete This Category   ]
  • This category data can be deleted from this app.


    9.3. The table list of the category

    category_table_list.png
     
  • [ New ] button of the header
  • Add Table screen is displayed. The table data made on its screen is added to this category data. 

  • [ View ] tab under the screen
  • When the table data of the list is selected, its data is displayed on Table Display screen.

  • [ Edit Table ] tab under the screen
  • When the table data of the list is selected, its data can be edited on Edit Table screen.

     

    9.4. Table Display screen

    Display the chronological table data.
    When the name is clicked, the web page of the URL of the individual data is opened on the browser.

    table_display.png
     



  • [ Period ] button
  • the display switch of the period part.


    9.4.1 The scaling of the chronological table display screen

    It is indicated with the longer side at the top when iPhone and iPod are turned sideways.
    You touches it in two fingers so that scaling may do a photograph, the table is expanded.

    Narrow the space of the finger of two provided that which it cuts down. And, a chronological table can't expand beyond 3,800,000 pixels.



    9.4.2 The whole display of the event

    If you touch the event which isn't displayed all, the event is expanded.
    When it touches it again, it is returned to initial status.



    9.4.3 Export As PDF File

    When PrtSc button on the header is pressed, the PDF file of the screen is saved.



    This PDF file can be taken out from iTunes ( DEVICES => Apps => File Sharing ) on PC/Mac.



    Its PDF file can be deleted with delete key on your keyboard.


    10. Infomation Screen

    "Setting" button is opened "Setting" screen.
    "Import Period" button is opened "Period Import" screen.
    "Import Individual" button is opened "Individual Import" screen.

    info_screen
     

    10.1 Setting Screen

    There are sign display switch and import function from "Contacts" application of iOS.

    Setting


    10.1.1 "Display Overlaped Events: " Switch

    When this switch is turned ON, The events overlaped by one event are displayed in one zoom window.




    10.2 Period Import Screen

    On this screen, it is possible to create Period data from the CSV file in the Documents folder.
    This page explain the CSV file format for Period data.


    period_import.png

    Procedure

    1. Set the CSV file for input by [ Select from Documents >> ] button.
    2. Select delimite character in the CSV file.
    3. Press [ Import CSV File ] button.
    4. Check the result content of "Result:" textbox. The lines that can not be input is displayed.

    10.2.1 Select the CSV file for the Period data

    When [ Select from Documents >> ] is pressed, "Select CSV File" screen is opened.
    On this screen, the CSV file for input can be selected.

    filelist_period_en.png


    These CSV files can be added to iTunes ( DEVICES => Apps => File Sharing ) on PC/Mac.



    Its CSV file can be deleted with delete key on your keyboard.


    10.3 Individual Import Screen

    On this screen, it is possible to create Individual data from the CSV file in the Documents folder.
    This page explain the CSV file format for Individual data.

    individual_import.png

    Procedure

    1. Set the CSV file for input by [ Select from Documents >> ] button.
    2. Select delimite character in the CSV file.
    3. Press [ Import CSV File ] button.
    4. Check the result content of "Result:" textbox. The lines that can not be input is displayed.

    10.3.1 Select the CSV file for the Individual data

    When [ Select from Documents >> ] is pressed, "Select CSV File" screen is opened.
    On this screen, the CSV file for input can be selected.

    filelist_individual_en.png


    These CSV files can be added to iTunes ( DEVICES => Apps => File Sharing ) on PC/Mac.



    Its CSV file can be deleted with delete key on your keyboard.


    10.4 .ichd Import Screen

    The data file(.ichd file) which generated by Change Category screen, Edit Table screen, Edit Individual screen can be imported by this screen.

    data_import.png  

    Procedure

    1. Set the .ichd file for input by [ Select from Documents >> ] button.
    2. Select [ import | Not import ]. When [ Import ] is chosen, same name data is imported. When [ Not import ] is chosen, same name data is not imported.
    3. Press [ Import Data File ] button.
    4. Check the result content of "Result:" textbox.

    These CSV files can be added to iTunes ( DEVICES => Apps => File Sharing ) on PC/Mac.



    Its CSV file can be deleted with delete key on your keyboard.