The time line is used to simultaneously update the queried date range for one or more of the existing plotted objects. This is triggered by selecting a date range from the time line and clicking the Update button. Prior to doing so, it is necessary to edit each object and place a check at Use Document Date Range in the query tab.
The time line may also be used for generating animated gif files. As with updating based on the active date range, you must first edit each object and place a check at Use Document Date Range in the query tab. Then place a check in the Active column of each of the date range rows that you want to appear in the animated gif. Finally, click the Animate button, review the generated gif, and export it to an animated gif.