Changing Timelines After Changing Code Windows: Code Row Colors

I got a great question in an email and I wanted to address it on my blog.  As we make changes to our code windows, we will find that we have already coded videos with timelines that now need to be updated.  While you can use a simple ‘Find/Replace’ command to change the text of the code and label names, what do you do to change the colors of the rows if you change button colors?  In this video I show you how to quickly change row colors in the timeline.  If someone else has a faster solution that does not involve changing the colors row by row, please let me know 🙂

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Posted on November 19, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Tara

    You can change the color of rows by doing the following:

    1. Change the color of your buttons.
    2. In the button inspector check the box that says “populate codes in timeline” for each button that changed color.
    3. Then click code mode.

    The corresponding rows will change colors based on the color changes in the code window. You will have to do step #3 for each of the timelines you want to change.

    One thing to be aware of: When you check the “populate codes in timeline,” then click code mode, all of those buttons will automatically populate the timeline whether you have coded any instances or not. Some users do not want rows that were not coded to show in the timeline.

    Btw, you can do mass changes in your code window by selecting a set of buttons, then opening the inspector and changing that characteristic. In the case you highlighted in your video you could change color and “populate codes in timeline” en masse using this method.

    Hope this helps!

    Mike

  2. Hi Tara,
    Maybe a little late, but although Mike’s comment is correct, there was a bug in v5 that was preventing that functionality from working. But it’s been resolved in v10. So if you follow those three steps he outlined in v10, it works properly now.

    1. Change the color of your buttons.
    2. In the button inspector check the box that says “populate codes in timeline” for each button that changed color.
    3. Then click code mode.

    Thanks,
    Justin

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