Counts up (compared to a countdown) and allows time to be logged to a
- Timer can be paused/resumed and continues even if the
timer log window is closed
- After a timer has been started,
elapsed time is displayed live. Pausing can be used to take a break.
The live elapsed time continues after the pause button has been
pressed. Once the timer is stopped, the project time will reflect
the total elapsed time less the the accumulated (because you could
pause more than once) paused time. For example, if the timer is
started and then stopped 3 hours later, the elapsed time will reflect 3
hours. If you took no breaks (i.e. never pressed the pause button
during the 3 hours elapsed), the project time would be the same as
elapsed; in this case 3 hours. However, if you took 2 ten-minute breaks
(for a total of 20 minutes of pause time), the project time would
reflect 2 hours and 40 minutes (3 hours elapsed less the 20 minutes
- Paused timers must be resumed before being stopped
- After stopping the timer, the data shown on the window is also written
to a log data file within the user preferences folder (i.e.
Username-->Libary-->Preferences) that is labeled by date. The
name of this file is "CCNXTimerLogForxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", where
"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" is the date the log was created on the machine.
log is created per date, and multiple time logs on the same date are
written to the same file. The log data files are all text files that
can be opened and read easily with any standard text editor such as