Let’s begin!1. First, name your story, which will be the title of your timeline.2. To do this click on Stories, which you can find under the main tab.
How to create a new story1. Name your story.2. Add a description, if you like.3. Add a cover photo for your timeline.
‘Tags, comments and the privacy’ function explained (all optional)1. Assign co-authors. It’s handy, when you would like your friends to contribute to your story. 1.2. Add tags to your project. Tom Mitt For instance, the keywords you used in your story. This can be added later as well. 2. Greece, sea, travel3. Here you can change privacy settings. It’s useful if you don’t want to make 3. your story public just yet.4. And by clicking comments, others 4. can comment on your story too.
Let’s see how to create eventsClick on ‘Add & Manage Story Events’ to proceed…
At the glance1. On the left tab you’ll see some examples of the events I have created.2. To create new post, click on ‘Create new event’.3. All the events you create you can use in other projects as well. To do this simply drag and drop events from the left bar to the right.
In each event you can add:1. Text (unlimited); 2.2. Date; You have an option 1. to set only a year. Or a year and a month if you want. Adding the end date is 4. optional.3. Type in the location or find 3. it from the map.4. Photos. Add as many photos as you like.5. Once you are set, click 5. ‘Save changes’.
In each event you can add...1. ... multiple authors. It is optional but it’s handy for collaborative projects. Co-authoring applies only to your myHistro friends.2. ... YouTube video. Copy paste the link of the video you would like to include. Only youTube videos at this moment 2. but more options to follow soon. 1. 3.3. ... specify (optional) the genre of your story, ranging from educational, sports and many more.
You are almost ready to view your timeline!Once you have createda few events, they’ll bechronologically linedup.You can make furtherchanges by moving thecursor over an eventand clicking on ‘edit’ or‘delete’.Click ‘Save story’ andview your timeline as aslideshow,presentation or a book.
Ways of viewing your story (1)To view your story as a slideshow click ‘Play’.Here you can get a clear idea of ‘what’, where’ and ‘when’ of theevents you created.
Ways of viewing your story (2)Browse your timeline manually and read it like a book.Once you’ve pressed ‘Play’ click on one of the events.
Ways of viewing your story (3)You can view it as a list of chronological events.Simply click on a event or ‘View story summary’ on the tab on your right
Editing tab next to the map, explained1. Here you have options to 2. edit your timeline and add 1. events.2. Export your timeline into different formats: KLM (Google Earth file) with photos & cool time-glider or CSV (spreadsheet without photos).3. In the ‘Embed story’ section you have two links that enable you to share your 3. timeline. Simply copy the embedded code and paste it on your blog or a social media network.
Example of an embedded file This is how your MyHistro story will look on your blog or any other website.
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