Quick Tip #5: Instantly change the look of your timeline or convert it to a table.

Step 1:  Click the Change button on the Office Timeline ribbon in PowerPoint

Free project management tools for PowerPointFrom your timeline slide, click on the Change button to open your styling options.

Step 2: Select a new style.

Select Flat or Gel to choose between a modern look for your timeline, or a rounded look with shadows. select the Chronology Table to automatically create a new slide with your timeline’s schedule presented as PowerPoint table format.


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Quick Tip #4: Fit More Tasks

Step 1:  Change the thickness of your task bands

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Adjusting the size of your task
Bands will create more space on the slide.  To change the thickness of all of task at one time, click the Style button on the Office Timeline ribbon, and go to the Tasks tab.  If you prefer to adjust them individually, select the desired task band and click the Task Pane button on the ribbon.  From either of these places you can change the thickness of task bands to thin, regular or thick.

Critical path software plugs into PowerPointStep 2: Change the spacing between each task band

Narrowing the space between each task band will create additional space, allowing you to fit even more tasks on your slide. You can access the spacing controls from the Style Wizard or Task Pane, and set the spacing distance between each task to narrow, medium or wide.

 

Watch this short video to see how it is done.

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Quick Tip #3: Add Notes and Links

Step 1: From the Milestone or Task Wizard, click the Notes icon.

When editing a Milestone or a Task, click on the Notes icon to bring up the Note feature.

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Step 2: Type or paste right into the Notes box.

This can be text from documents, tables from a spreadsheet or URL’s linking to important files on your desktop, team portal or internet.

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Step 3: Save Notes by pressing the Finish button.

Remember these last two steps to make sure your Notes are properly saved.

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Quick-Tip #2: Position Milestones Exactly Where You Want Them

Step 1: Manually re-position your milestone markers.

Click on the text box of the milestone you want to re-position and drag it vertically to a new position as shown in the image below. This can be done for both milestones that are positioned above or below the time band.

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Step 2: Click accept and choose Accept Manual Changes.

Once you have moved your milestone to the desired position, click the Accept button on the ribbon to save and to automatically create a connector from the timeband to your newly positioned milestone.  You can see the changes in the image below.

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Watch this quick video to see how it is done.

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Quick Tip #1: Copy and Paste from Excel

Step 1. Copy from Excel.


Organize your Task and Milestone data into two Excel tables as shown here.

Task tables should include a start date, end date and a description arranged next to each other. Milestone tables should have a milestone date and description also arranged next to each other.  Now copy your first table.

Step 2: Click the Paste icon.Paste from Excel into PowerPoint Timeline Maker

From the Office Timeline Milestone or Task Wizard  paste your copied Milestone table, and then paste your copied task table.  See how in this video.

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Step 3: Create your slide by pressing the Finish button.

Click the green check box to finish turning your tables into a professional looking timeline slide or Gantt chart. It is just as easy as that.
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