5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 23, 2012 3:52 PM by the_wine_snob

    expand timeline vertically

    Paul Ciotti2

      I found (and promply lost) a toggle switch in Premiere Elements 9 which wonderfully expanded my timeline in the vertical dimension. As I was editing a soundtrack at the time this was paricularly useful. I just can't find it again. I am not talking about the little arrows to the left of the soundtrack which double the size of the audio soundtrack. This was something which made it much bigger. I've looked everywhere but can't find the switch or icon again. As fas as I can see the manual doesn't mention it either (the manual never mentions anything I need). Any suggestions?




        • 1. Re: expand timeline vertically
          JMJarrige Level 2

          When I want to expand my soundtrack, I position the cursor on the upper track limit, maintain mouse click

          and move up the mouse, as I do for windows size.

          When I need more space, I can reduce the viewing global window of the project.


          • 2. Re: expand timeline vertically
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            Unless you have the timeline set wider for Expert view and you're seeing a change of size when switching from Quick to Expert view, I know of no "toggle" for changing the track width with a single click.

            • 3. Re: expand timeline vertically
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              Just as JM points out, in the Track's Header, if you hover the mouse above the upper boundry of that Track Header, the Cursor will change to an equal sign w/ up/down arrowheads, and if you click+drag there, you can expand, or contract the Track. The secret is watching the Cursor, to know when you are over the "hot-spot." It is a bit of a "pixel-hunt" the first few times you do it, but soon it will become second nature, and you will just naturally hit that spot.


              When I first picked up PrE (had used PrPro for years), one of my first questions here was "where is the vertical Track expander in PrE?" It was slightly different in location, between the two programs - similar, but I just could not find that hot-spot. Well, the helpful people here, told me to just be patient, and hover the Cursor, as it WAS there, and they were correct. It just took me a bit to find it.


              Good luck,



              • 4. Re: expand timeline vertically
                Paul Ciotti2 Level 1



                You nailed it. I just go to the timeline audiotrack I want to work with and put the cursor right above the word "audio1" or "narration", whereupon a little equals sign appears which I can then use to expand the audio display vertically. It works quite well. Thanks for such a prompt and useful response.


                Paul Ciotti

                • 5. Re: expand timeline vertically
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  You are most welcome.


                  After you have found it a few times, you will wonder how you missed it before - I know that I did.


                  Good luck,