Timeline Maker Quick Tip #7: Customize the language of your dates

Step 1:  From the Office Timeline ribbon click the Style button and select Scale

On Style Wizard’s Scale window, you will see the Language drop-down menu.  Notice, when you roll your mouse over Language a red circle will appear over the first date on your time band. This lets you know that you can customize the date format.

Step 2:  Choose the new language and click Finish

On the upper right of Scale window, you will see the Language drop-down menu. Notice, when you roll your mouse over Language or Date Format, a red circle will appear over the first date on your time band. This lets you know that you can customize the date format.

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Timeline Maker Quick Tip #6: Sorting Task Order

Step 1:  Open the task wizard and select your task

Bring your cursor to the left of the task you want to re-sort.  Placing it over the up/down arrow in the far left column will change your cursor into a hand icon.  Click to grab the task you want to move.

Step 2: Drag and drop the task row into a new position

As you drag the row up or down, a red guideline indicates where that row will be positioned when you drop it.  You can also quick-sort the entire task table by simply clicking on the Start Date, End Date or Title column headers.

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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.

 

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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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