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You can use the Timeline to examine documents in Ringtail assignments or search results, and to view relationships between those documents. It can be useful to know when documents in an assignment or file were sent, received, or last modified. In Ringtail, the Timeline displays this information in a bar graph in which you can select documents from a particular date, a selection of dates, or a range of dates.
Note: Only dates since January 1, 1980, appear in the Timeline.
You can perform the following tasks using the Timeline:
●Visualize documents, coding, and search terms over time
●Identify selected documents over time
●Work with search term family highlighting
●View dates and time ranges for concepts and document clusters in the Map
●Focus on specific time periods
●Select documents by separate time dates or by a date range
The Timeline displays documents in a histogram, or bar graph, as shown in the following figure.
You can select one bar (set of documents), multiple sets of documents or bars, or a contiguous range of documents. The number of documents and the date range of each bar varies with the size of the complete document set, the search parameters, and the Timeline focus.
When you hover over a bar, a tooltip displays the date and time range, and the number of documents in that range. An example is shown in the following figure.
To work with the Timeline, see the following topics.
●To configure display settings for the Timeline see Configure the Timeline pane.
●To examine and review documents in the Timeline pane see Work with documents in the Timeline pane.