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Compress Time Intervals

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

Uncompressed Time Intervals



Compressed Time Intervals







expansionbox     Compressionbox

The compression toggle boxes:

expansionbox is expanded, click on this to compress the selected time interval
Compressionbox is compressed, click on this to expand the selected time interval again

CompressedOpen       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,

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