3.3.2 fixes a small bug, speeds up large timeline updates during editing, and brings a couple of other minor improvements.
- If you used a built-in timeline configuration (years, quarters, months, weeks, or days), but customized the labeling (for example by changing “day of month” to “month and day”), there was a bug that didn’t keep that change when you again loaded the document later. Fixed.
- On a large, colorful, or text-heavy timeline, things like animated timescale changes or drag-and-drop editing are now faster and smoother, thanks to some performance improvements in the code which draws the timeline.
- The automatic text color logic would sometimes choose black text over some dark colors where white text would have much better contrast; this has been adjusted.
- CSV files exported from TimeStory now work better when opened in Microsoft Excel. If you’ve ever done a CSV export and seen strange characters while loading into Excel, this is for you. If not, because you use Numbers or something else, this won’t affect you at all.
CSV export technical details: the code now inserts a Unicode byte-order mark to force Excel to properly detect its UTF-8 encoding. Every other modern app usually works fine with or without it. As always, please drop a note to email@example.com if you ever have problems with import/export or anything else!