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Chronica Plus for iOS User Guide

Date: 2015-08-05   



1. Abstract

Chronica Plus is the timeline application that a chronological table of individual/organization etc is made easily and to display.
It's easy to graspe easily the historical background of each person.
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.

The data structure of Timeline Editor: Chronica Plus for iOS

2. Main Menu

The main menu of Timeline Editor: Chronica Plus for iOS  
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 for the 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.

Information
Display the Information screen.


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.

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  • [ 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.

  • [ Individual Period >> ] button
  •   The screen is moved to Individual Period List screen.

  • Tag
  • The Individual/Organization data can be sorted by tag. The delimite among the tags is comma ',' .

  • 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 Dialog

    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.
    It can be input only year (Example: 2015 ), and year,month (Example: 2015/8 ).

    date input image


    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 [ + ] button of the header is pressed,
    Add Event screen is displayed.
    When [ Import >> ] button of the header is pressed, Event Import screen is displayed.
    When the list item is pressed, Edit Event screen is displayed.

    event_admin.png


    3.2.1 Add Event

    Make new event data on this screen. the date and the content are needed. The input items of the Edit Event screen are same as this screen.

    event_admin.png

    3.2.2 Event Import

    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_ja.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_ja.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


    Select the individual/organization data from the list, and change its content.
    The list can be classified by tag. The search text field can be searched the data of the name contained the characters of its text field.

    individual_list     
  • Tag switch

  • When the Tag switch is ON,
    The tag table is displayed. Select a tag, and pressed it,
    the data of the tag are displayed on the list under the tag table.

    When the Tag switch is OFF,
    The tag table is hidden.
    All data are displayed on the list under the tag table.



  • Edit Tag switch

  • When the "Edit Tag" switch is ON, and select the list item, the tags of its data is displayed on the "Select Item Tag" Textarea. It's editable. The translation to other screen is not done.


  • View switch

  • When the View switch is ON, and select the list item, the Table Display screen of the data is displayed.


  • [ < ] [ > ] button

  • Press this button, the selected tag item of tag table is move to left or right.


  • Select Tags button

  • Press this button, the selection dialog of all tags is displayed.
    When select tags of the dialog, these tags are added to the "Select Item Tag" Textarea.


    Set the "View" switch, "Edit Tag" switch to OFF, the data of the selected item is displayed on the
    Edit Individual screen.

    individual_list

    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 new period data on this screen. The period data provided that name and the start date become indispensable items, the end date is option.
    Tag is for classification of the period data. Description is displayed on Table Display screen when its name is clicked.
    When [ Text Color >> ] or [ Back Color >> ] is pressed, the color edit dialog is displayed.

    period_regist  right_allow  color_setting




    It's possible to add,change,delete the Text Color/Background List of left side by the button under the list.

    period_regist_colorType

    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 from this app.
    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 new chronological table data composed by individual/organization data.

     
    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     


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

  • [ Add (Tag)   > ]
  • The screen is moved to Add Individual screen sorted by tag. It's screen function is same as "Edit 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

    Select and add the individual data 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.

  • [ The 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  

    Check the individual item and press Select button,
    these items are added to the 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  Press the table data item,
    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 ]
  • Delete this table data from this app.

  • [ Save & View ] button of the toolbar
  • Save this table data and display 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
       
  • [ + ] button of the header
  • Add Category screen is displayed for new category.

  • [ 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
     
  • [ + ] 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 eriod part of the left side.

  • [ Indivi.. ] button
  • The display switch of the Individual Period part of the left of the individual.

  • [ PrtSc ] button
  • Detail is here

  • [ .. ] button
  • The order change dialog of the individual is displayed.



    9.4.1. Order Change Dialog

    Press the [ .. ] button of the right side of the header, The order change dialog appeared.
    The order can be changed by dragging the item. This change cannot be not saved.
    But, when Table Display screen is opened from "Save & View" button of the
    Edit Table screen,
    the change of the dialog are reflected to the Edit Table screen.

    table_iorder.png

    9.4.1 The scaling of the chronological table display screen

    It is displayed with the longer side at the top when iPod is 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.

    The maximum resolution of the chronological table is depended on the memory size of the iPad.



    9.4.2 The whole display of the event

    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.

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    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

    Press the "About Chronica Plus" item, the credit screen is opened.
    "Setting" button is opened "Setting" screen.

    info_screen
     
    "Import Individual" button is opened "Individual Import" screen.
  • "Import Period" button
  • It's opened "Period Import" screen.

  • "Import Individual" button
  • It's opened "Individual Import" screen.

  • "Import" button
  • It's opened "Individual Import" screen.

    10.1 Setting screen

    When Sign switch is ON.
    The sign of the individual is displayed on the right side of the individual name of the Table Display screen.
    It's derived from born date.

    Setting  allow  Setting


    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_ja.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_ja.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_ja.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_ja.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.