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.

Watch this quick video to see how it is done.

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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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