Frequently Asked Questions
Can other people view my timelines?
Once you 'publish' your timeline to the web by changing the web visibility slider on the 'your timelines' page, your timeline will be listed on the site and anyone will be able to view it.
How do I embed a timeline on another page?
Your timeline has to have been published to be embedded by other people. You can change the web visibility slider of a timeline from the "my timelines" screen. Once a timeline has been published, you will see the 'embed' button when viewing it. Copy and paste the embed code where you want to display your timeline.
Can I print a timeline?
Changing to the printer-friendly "text view" will allow you to print the timeline data. Unfortunately printing a timeline visualization is a lot trickier due to the amount of space required to display all the event data on a sheet of paper and is thus unsupported at the moment.
Can I create a timeline in the B.C. era?
Timetoast doesn't support B.C. era dates.
Can I create year-only events?
Timetoast doesn't currently support year-only dates for events, try adding a timespan instead.
I'm having trouble uploading photos, is there anything I can do?
It seems that some internet browsers have had trouble uploading images using the Flash-based timeline editor, sign in and try our simple upload page instead.
How can I publish a timeline to a group?
First create a group. Next, assign your timeline to the group by clicking the 'Edit title & picture' button on the timeline's edit page. Lastly, publish the timeline to the group by changing the 'Group' visibility slider on the 'your timelines' page.
How can I let my generated users activate their account?
Go to your users page and select the users you need to activate. Click the 'print activation links' button and you will be taken to a page that will let you print their account activation links.
I'm having trouble signing in, what should I do?
First make sure that you have activated your account properly. You should have received a signup email when you registered. This email contains a link that you need to click to activate your account. If you can't find the email, try looking in your junk-mail box.
If you have already activated your account, you can also try the 'forgot password' functionality to reset your account password. Fill in the email you used to sign up and you will receive a password reset link
What do I need to use Timetoast?
You need to have Flash Player 9.0 or above installed. If your device or computer doesn't have Flash Player installed, or you choose not to use it, you can still access the timeline information in text format by clicking the "text view" link on the timeline page.
I've found a bug!
Feel free to make a bug report and we'll see if we can fix it for you.