Timeline Maker Quick Tip #9: How to save manual changes

Step 1:  Click on the timeline object you want to manually change

In this example, we will manually change a date. Select the date you and manually type in the change you want to make.   This can be a date change, or formatting changes you would like to make to any object.

Step 2: Click Accept Manual Changes

From the office Timeline Ribbon in PowerPoint click Accept to save manual changes you have made to any of the objects or text on your timeline.

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Timeline Maker Quick Tip #8: Use Task Pane to customize anything

Step 1: Open the Task Pane from the button on the Office Timeline ribbon

With the Task Pane open, click any object on your slide to surface the custom controls for that particular object.

Any customizations you make will make will only be applied to that object.

Step 2: Formatting Milestones

Click on a Milestone marker to change is shape, size and color.  From here you can also format your milestones font, date, and the color of its connector.

Step 3: Adding style preferences to your tasks

Click on any Task to customize the shape, size, and spacing.  You can also You can also access the Percent Complete and Task Duration controls for here.

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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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