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The Code Matrix Toolbar

Adding Columns and Rows

Fig 90b

After removing a column or row, you may want to add it again.

Removing Columns and Rows

Fig 90C

Any row or column can be removed from the matrix view by selecting it and pressing the remove button.

Swapping Axis

Fig 90d

The matrix view can be swapped, so the columns and rows switch axis. By default labels are displayed in the columns and timeline rows in the rows of the matrix. By clicking on the Swap Axis button in the matrix tool bar, the labels will become the rows of the matrix and the timeline rows will become the columns.

Sorting Columns and Rows

Fig 90e

Click on the Sort button to sort columns and rows by labels, groups or rows.


Fig 90f

Click on this button to make a movie of selected instances …. either by highlighting a column or row or by selecting specific instances.


Fig 90K

Export the Matrix as an Excel document or a tab-delimited text file.


Fig 90J

Export the Matrix for the web.

Print The Code Matrix

Fig 90g

Click the icon to print the matrix. Add a title to the matrix by editing the text box to the right of the print button.


Fig 90M

This displays the name(s) of all Timelines which are open. Click on a Timeline name to link it to the open Matrix template.

New Timeline

Fig 90p

Select instances, then click the “New Timeline” icon in the toolbar, this creates a new timeline with only the selected instances.


Fig 90L

Load a saved matrix from the default Matrix folder or from a folder into the current Matrix window, then select a Timeline from the open Timelines list.


Fig 90I

Click this button to send your instance selection direct from the Matrix to the frontmost Movie Organiser window open.


Fig 90q

Click this button to send your instance selection direct from the Matrix to the frontmost Sorter window open.

Dynamic Code Matrix Hot Tips

Use the dynamic code matrix to compare two time ranges in a timeline. For example the first 10 minutes versus the last 10 minutes of play.

  1. Set the dynamic matrix ranges to the first 10 minutes of play.
  2. The data in the dynamic matrix can be copied and pasted into an Excel spreadsheet. See the Copy The Code Matrix as Table explanation.
  3. Set the ranges for the last 10 minutes of play and repeat the above procedure.

Note: To highlight the associated Instances within the timeline, hold down OPTION and click on the matrix. The Instances that fall in the time range in the matrix will now be selected in the timeline.


Fig 90N

Click this button to send your instance selection direct from the Matrix to your nominated Database file.

Customize a Matrix

The code matrix can be easily customized to display specific in depth analysis. Rows and columns can be deleted or added, labels can be put together using boolean operators: and, or, or not. After customizing and saving a code matrix it will be linked to the Timeline it was created from. It can be opened at another time to use to analyze another timeline or it may be selected directly and recalled from the Matrix icon in the toolbar of the Timeline it was created from.