There is an Advanced tab under each story you’ll add to the timeline. There are a bunch of settings to customize the story individually and unique in the timeline. It must be kept in mind that the Advanced settings for the story have higher priority than the rest of the settings in the timeline (global).
All the global settings of the timeline work on the entire timeline but if you change any of those settings in the story’s advanced tab, your specific story will be customized according to the advanced settings which simply override or overlook all the global settings.
Let’s have a look at the screenshot below with all the settings available in the Advanced tab before we’ll get into each setting in brief.
- Display Icons: This setting let you enable/disable the icon in the timeline (on the line in the middle). Disabling the icon will only hide the icon and does not remove the icon point on the timeline as it’s part of the timeline design.
- Icon Type: This field is only displayed when the previous option (Display Icons) is set to yes. The Icon type field will let you choose between various options available to add an icon. Right now there are three different options available for Icon type;
a) Icon: As you may have already suspected, choosing an icon type will let you add an icon from the library.
b) Text: You can add a custom text of your choice. We suggest you add something like numerals (1,2,3), alphabetic (A, B, C ), roman numbers (I, II, III) or something similar.
c) Image: A custom image can also be added in the place of an icon by choosing this option. Just make sure that your image is a good fit for displaying in a small size.
d)Dot: A dot can also be added in the place of an icon by choosing this option.
e) None: You can hide the icon, text, image, and dot by choosing this option.
- Read more button: You can Enable or Disable the Read more button. But don’t forget to add the link to the button link field.
- Button text: You can write your own text to read more button in place of the default text in the field of the button text.
- Button link: You can add a link to the read more button.
6. Color Settings: All these color settings are self-descriptive. These settings let you change the text color or background color of a specific element. These settings are also available in the global style settings tab. This should be kept in mind that changing color settings from here will override the settings you have already selected from the global style settings tab. You should try changing these settings as it will help you to create a story that stands out from the rest of the timeline. It is a good way to showcase a specific story in a unique style.