Your project communications must have impact


Clear communications are fundamental for success

The lifeblood of successful projects, according to experts, is clear communication. But, communicating project plans, current status, or results to team members, executives, clients and other stakeholders can be a roadblock for many project managers. A clear Gantt-style timeline can display project status and future plans in a visually impactful way. It can display the long-term overview or a close-up of potential points of concern. Communicating these points clearly is vital to the relationships with all stakeholders. It can help to set expectations and enable agreements.

What does your project’s timeline look like?

A clear, professional Gantt-style chart displaying the important points of the project can be created easily and quickly using the Office Timeline Plus timeline maker in PowerPoint. The Office Timeline Plus add-in is an easy-to-use tool which can import the critical data needed from sources including Microsoft Project, Excel, Smartsheet and Wrike. The intuitive layout helps you create an impressive visual that will be interesting and immediately understandable.

Clear professional Gantt Chart


Expert advice tells us that extra attention needs to be taken to ensure that the relevance of the visuals used matches that of the audience. Think of their needs and fight the urge to include anything else but the most critical and valuable data. Scrutinize each element to avoid the possibility of overwhelming your audience. As in all presentations, you are addressing the stakeholder in the last row, as well as the one in front. Is your visual having the same effect to them? Office Timeline Plus provides the ability to enhance or hide any timeline element for its greatest impact on everyone alike.

Customizing your visual

Office Timeline has powerful features for customizing the style of your visual so that it delivers the message you want with an elegant, quickly understood timeline.

Use color and scale: Displaying the information with distinct colors or shapes for emphasis can be impactful in its brevity. The size and color of a taskbar or milestone can indicate the importance, the requirements, or the function of a specific task, component, or group. This simple method of communicating vital information can be created in minutes with stunning, easily digestible, and professional results using Office Timeline Plus.

Customizing Visual Timeline


Use differing timescales: Long-running projects are important to be displayed in their entirety but also need to be shown in close-up to address immediate issues and concerns.

Different Timescale Project Timeline


Avoid all that data: You have plenty of it but leave the details off the presentation. Less is truly more for a presentation with impact. Your audience can easily understand the relationships and time commitments allocated to tasks and their respective milestones, even without dates or long, descriptive titles. Keep the use of these to a minimum.

Minimal Details Presentation Timeline


Use templates for professional results

Keeping it simple doesn’t apply only to the final slide, it means spending less time in creating the slide. Templates are invaluable in this respect. Office Timeline Plus provides several templates designed for different industries, interests, or style preference that will kickstart your timeline creation and are easy to customize for your specific audience. The templates will give you plenty of ideas on how to design this visual for maximum Impact.

Professional Timeline Templates


Office Timeline Plus improves communication results

Using Office Timeline Plus will dramatically improve your communications with your entire project team and the project’s various stakeholders. Office Timeline Plus is a powerful add-in for PowerPoint which imports and converts data from multiple sources into elegant, professional timelines that will be remembered by colleagues, executives, clients, and other stakeholders in your projects.

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Useful Resources:

Office Timeline Add-in Quick Start Tutorial

How to Use Templates in Office Timeline

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Keanu Reeves Timeline

Keanu Reeves Timeline

Box-office star Keanu Reeves celebrates his 54th birthday this Sunday. Born in Lebanon, Beirut, and bearing a Hawaiian first name that means "cool breeze over the mountains", the actor is most known for a series of starring roles in blockbuster productions such as the action thrillers Point Break and Speed, science fiction series The Matrix and supernatural thriller Constantine. Apart from his cinema appearances, Mr. Reeves has engaged in other forms of artistic expression such as theater performances, music, film directing and writing.

To wish the multi-talented artist a happy birthday, we have created the Keanu Reeves Timeline, which highlights some of the most notable events in his life and most popular movies in which he was cast.

With his first acting performance in a theater production of Damn Yankees when he was nine, Keanu Reeves made his screen debut in an episode of the TV sitcom Hangin’ In. Until his first studio movie role in 1986, Reeves appeared in commercials, short films and stage productions. Three years later, his leading role in science fiction comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure would bring him unexpected success and something of a cult following. It was the on-screen character Ted Logan whom Reeves played that made audiences often assign a doofy personality to the actor’s real-life persona.

After his casting in a series of comedies and indie dramas, his career took a turn and reached new heights with his starring role in action film Speed. Despite the box-office success and fame this acting choice brought him, Reeves continued to appear in experimental productions, some of which weren’t well-received by critics. He became the subject of headlines when he refused a substantial paycheck for his role in Speed 2 in favor of touring with his grunge band and playing Hamlet in Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of Shakespeare’s play.

Among other surprising choices he made was him taking significant paycuts for different movies he took part in to guarantee the casting of famous actors. Such is the case of The Devil’s Advocate and The Replacements, for which Reeves accepted a lower paycheck so that Al Pacino and Gene Hackman, respectively, would be cast.

The Keanu Reeves chronology was created with Office Timeline, a lightweight add-in for PowerPoint that enables users to create stylish timelines, Gantt charts and other similar visuals with ease. The image is free to copy and share, and can be further edited using the Plus version of the tool.

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Tim Burton Timeline

Tim Burton Timeline

This Saturday, edgy and surrealist film director, producer and animator Tim Burton turns 60. Considered as one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers, he has defined his trademark visual style by bringing together the 19th and 20th century European art and American culture concepts. The dark world and storyline of his productions revolve around protagonists that are freaks or loners, which might seem unappealing in terms of cinema commercialism, yet they have built a strong cult following.

To wish a happy birthday to the creator of iconic characters such as Edward Scissorhands, Jack Skellington and Beetlejuice, we present you the Tim Burton Timeline – a visual chronological summary of his most notable life events and most popular movies.

Before going for feature-length movies, Mr. Burton started as an animator at Walt Disney studios, directing well-received short films such as Frankenweenie or Vincent. His big screen debut came with Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, a comedy made on a budget of $8 million that grossed over $40 million in North America. This established Burton as a skillful and profitable director able to produce hits on a low budget, and it soon led to him receiving his first big budget movie, Batman. Although the production was plagued with problems due to Burton’s cast choice, the end result became one of the biggest box office hits of all time and proved to be a huge influence on future superhero films.

From then onwards, the Burbank-born director bolstered his unmistakable visual universe defined by the merge of Gothic architecture with L.A. suburban landscapes, German expressionism-influenced décor, and costumes with a Victorian flavor or inspired by Dr. Seuss’ stories and cartoons.

The Tim Burton chronology was created with Office Timeline, a simple add-in for PowerPoint that helps you design elegant timelines, Gantt charts and other similar visuals with ease. The image is free to copy and share, and you can edit or restyle it with the Plus version of the tool.

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Aretha Franklin Timeline

The Aretha Franklin Timeline

Legendary artist Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-charged singing and bluesy performances earned her the title of Queen of Soul, passed away at her home in Detroit on the 16th of August. With a career spanning over five decades and with a list of hits that inspired countless musicians and fans, Ms. Franklin created a legacy that paved the way for many strong female performers within the industry.

In memory of the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we give you the Aretha Franklin Timeline, which illustrates significant events and achievements in the life of the singer and self-taught pianist, including her most popular albums. Beginning her career as a child singing gospel at the church where her father was minister, she had her first album, Songs of Faith, released when she was only 14. Two years later, she was touring with Dr. Martin Luther King, at whose funeral she performed in 1968.

After turning 18, the young gospel singer decided to pursue a career in pop music and signed a deal with Columbia Records in 1960, releasing her first secular album a year later. Although this brought her numerous performances in nightclubs and theaters, it was her second album - “I Never Loved a Man the Way I love You”- that ensured her commercial success. “Respect”, the opening track on this breakthrough album, would become her career-defining anthem and earn her the first 2 Grammys (from an impressive total of 18 in her entire career).

The Aretha Franklin chronology was created with Office Timeline, an intuitive plugin for PowerPoint that allows users to quickly and easily generate stylish timelines, Gantt charts and other similar visuals. The image, which is free to copy and share, can be further restyled and updated using the Plus version of the tool.

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The Smithsonian Institution Timeline

The Smithsonian Institution timeline

The 10th of August, 2018, marks 172 years since the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution - the world’s largest group of museums and research centers. Taking its name from its founding donor, scientist James Smithson, the institution was created with the purpose of increasing and diffusing knowledge, and greatly contributed to shaping and developing an American national identity rooted in exploration and innovation. Administered by the Government of the United States, the complex boasts an impressive total of 154 million items displayed within 19 museums, 9 research centers and a zoo, mostly located in the District of Columbia. Additional facilities are situated in Arizona, Maryland, New York City, Texas, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts and Panama.

To celebrate 172 years of world-class exhibition, pioneering research and innovative educational resources, we have created the Smithsonian Institution Timeline, which chronologically overviews some of the most important events and inaugural dates in its history.

Originally organized as the United States National Museum, an administrative denomination that ceased to be used in 1967, the institution receives 30 million annual visitors without charge. Two thirds of its annual budget comes from yearly federal appropriations, with other funding ensured by private and corporate contributions, licensing revenue and earned retail.

Established with donations from the Englishman James Smithson in 1846, the Smithsonian was initially intended to be a center for scientific research, but later became the depository for diverse Washington and US government collections as well. The construction of the main building, called the Castle and designed by architect James Renwick Jr., began in 1849 and was finalized in 1855. Gradually, other structures and facilities were added, the latest one being represented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened on the 24th September, 2016.

The Smithsonian Institution chronology was created with Office Timeline, a lightweight plugin for PowerPoint which helps you build stylish timelines, Gantt charts, project schedules and other similar visuals almost instantly. Using the Plus version of the tool, you can further update and style this slide, which is free to copy and share.

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