Easily share and collaborate with your project team

Office Timeline produces timelines as native PowerPoint objects, which means you can easily share them and collaborate on a timeline with your project team just as you would any other PowerPoint slide.

If you would like your project team to edit a timeline, add data, enhance it’s style or design new elements they can easily open it with Office Timeline Free Edition an begin collaborating right away.

  1.  Your colleagues, managers or customers can download the free edition of Office Timeline.  They can download here.
  2. Quickly share your timeline slide with your project team using the Email button on the Office Timeline ribbon and selecting Email PowerPoint slide as Attachment.Project Team

If your project team is using Excel or MS Project to track and manage project schedules, see this blog tip on how you can easily import data from Excel:  Importing Data

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Pasting your timeline image into other documents

Office Timeline makes beautiful graphics which can be easily copied from PowerPoint and saved as an image which can be used in documents, emails or on your website.  Here’s how.

  1. From your timeline click the Email (or Share) button on the Office Timeline ribbon in PowerPoint and to drop down the menu. To copy your timeline select Copy Timeline to Clipboard. From here you can paste it anywhere using the regular paste function of your application.   Timeline Image
  2. To insert your timeline into email (Outlook) select Email Timeline as a Picture (image of timeline only) or Email Timeline Slide as a Picture (image of the entire slide).  These will launch a new Outlook message with the image inserted.  (you can copy this image from Outlook and save it or paste it elsewhere).Timeline Graphics

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Use Alternate Milestone button to avoid milestone overlapping

Use the Alternate Milestone button to automatically re-position and alternate the placement of milestones on your PowerPoint slide. This can help manage space and avoid Milestone’s overlapping each other.  (For tips on how to move and reposition overlapping milestones away from each other please see Re-position Project Milestones To Create Space.)

  1. Enter your Milestone data in to Office Timeline’s Milestone Wizard.
  2. Click the Alternate Milestone button in the Milestone Wizard to automatically place milestones above and below your timeband. 
  3. Click the Green button to accept changes.

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Change the timescale of your project’s timeband.

If the duration of your project spans multiple years or just a few days you can change the date intervals on your timeband to match by setting it to Days, Weeks, Months, Quarters or Years.  (To make dateless timeline that presents a project without defining a specific start or finish date please see this blog on dateless timelines.)

  1. Set up your timeline in Office Timeline which sets the time band’s interval to months by default.
  2. From the Office Timeline ribbon in PowerPoint click on the Style Button and go to theScale Tab.  Pick a new timescale of Days, Weeks, Weeks (ISO), Quarters or Years, and then click the Green Accept button to update your timeline.  You will also find the language control for the timeband here (although not show in image). Use the language control to change the language of your time band’s scale if you have an international audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In the example below we have switched the time scale from months to weeks.

 

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Make dateless timelines in PowerPoint

We get a lot of requests for guidance on creating dateless timelines in PowerPoint.  These are usually project charts or event timelines that do not yet have specific dates determined (e.g. start date, milestone dates), and they are most often used to illustrate a project in concept phase or to provide a project template.  For example pitching an idea to sponsors where the start date will be determined once the project charter has been funded, or in the illustration below modeling a possible itinerary out. To build a dateless timeline in PowerPoint, open the Office Timeline Plus add-in and:

  1. Set up a project schedule entering fictitious but relative dates for your project.  For example I used 9/1/2013 – 9/5/2013 for the 5 day task called Ezulwini.  I did this schedule in Excel and then pasted it into Office Timeline.   You can also do this without Excel right from the Task and Milestone Wizards in Office Timeline.
  2. From the ribbon click the Style button and go to the Scale tab. Change the timeline’s interval from Months and set it to DAYS which are dateless (you can also do this for weeks).   Then from the ribbon click on the Date Format button for Milestones and then Tasks and select the HIDE DATE setting for each.  Finally from the Style button on the Task tab you can turn-on the setting for TASK DURATION which will display a count (day or weeks) of each of your project’s tasks.  It ends up looking like this.

travel itinerary timeline template


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