How to hide or unhide timeline elements

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Overview

By default, when generating a new timeline, Pincello automatically displays your essential data, such as titles and dates, and hides other elements, like task duration and percent complete, to avoid overcrowding. If you wish to conceal details on your graphic or show hidden items, you can easily do so in Layout view, at the click of a button. Here’s how:

Steps

  1. In Layout view, select the object you wish to hide. If the item is concealable, you will see a toggle button in the Style Pane next to its name. Simply click it, and the selected element will become invisible.

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  2. If you wish to make the object visible again, simply switch the button back on and you’re done.

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Useful Tips

  • One of our favorite features is the fact that you don’t have to manually hide each element you don’t want displayed on your timeline. For instance, in our example, after switching off the button for a task date to make it invisible, it is enough to click Apply to All a little lower in the Style Pane, and Pincello will instantly hide absolutely all other task dates on our graphic.screenshot_3_border.png
  • In case you’re having trouble locating the Hide/Show button for a previously hidden object, there’s a trick you can use to get to it fast: simply select any related item, and you will quickly see the toggle you’re looking for in the Style Pane. For example, if you want to make Percent Complete visible, click on a task bar, and you will see the Hide/Show button as you take a brief look at the sections displayed in the pane.screenshot_4_border.png

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