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Free Timeline Template Collection for Professionals

This free timeline template collection was created for professionals who need outstanding timeline presentations that will thrill clients and impress management. These timeline chart templates were designed to be powerful, customizable and easy to present in important meetings. You can edit each template manually or automatically with the free timeline maker from Office Timeline. It plugs right into PowerPoint and makes it incredibly easy to add your own data, change template colors and styles, and update timelines instantly as things change.

Free Timeline and Swimlane Templates for PowerPoint
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Instantly customize the templates below or easily make your own timeline right inside PowerPoint.

Timelines are the most effective way to visualize business roadmaps, project plans, event schedules or workflows and to ensure important deadlines are hit. This page offers you a series of project timeline templates for PowerPoint that you can easily download, customize and use to set your project up for success.

PowerPoint Timeline
PowerPoint Timeline

Easily customizable PowerPoint slide designed as a timeline for professionals who need high-level, clear visuals when reviewing any project plans, program or business summaries.

Swimlane Diagram Template
Swimlane Diagram

Swimlane PowerPoint template that clearly lays out the framework of a project, from scheduling activities to task assignment and resource management.

Project Plan Template
Project Plan

Intuitive PowerPoint slide that serves as a quick yet visually effective alternative to complex project management tools to produce clear, well-laid-out plans for launching a project.

Sales Plan Template
Sales Plan

Easy-to-edit sales plan sample for sales leaders, marketers or account executives to lay out objectives against a timeband in weeks; it can be customized to show campaign plans and targets in months, quarters or years.

Example Timeline Template
Example Timeline

Visual template with Today’s Date indicator that helps enterprise workers get a quick start on creating timelines for project reviews, status reports, or any presentations that require a simple project schedule.

Project Chart Template
Project Chart

Free timeline chart example that outlines the major deliverables of a project in chronological order, helping project planners and managers visually communicate all the critical project actions, deadlines and events from start to finish.

Project Schedule Template
Project Schedule

Easy-to-follow timeline example to create high-level representations of work breakdown structures that estimate the effort, time and resources needed to achieve a project’s objectives.

Project Implementation Plan Template
Project Implementation Plan

Visual timeline example that provides a bird’s eye view of what a project team is expected to deliver, when, and what steps they need to complete; helpful in tracking task progress as the project moves forward, or in identifying at-risk items.

Hourly Schedule Template
Hourly Schedule

Simple template with timeband in hours and layout that accommodates overlapping items; useful in creating 24-hour schedules, such as training and class schedules, it can also be used for visualizing plans that take less than 60 minutes or span over multiple hours.

Graphic Chart Template
Graphic Chart

Visual timeline template with multi-shaped and -colored milestones to easily create high-level graphic charts that are simple to understand by audiences.

Project Budget Template
Project Budget

Budget-and-timeline template displaying the major phases and tasks of a project, each accompanied by their duration, cost estimation and budget utilization (%).

Incident Response Plan Template
Incident Response Plan

Free, downloadable timeline graphic using hours and minutes to give a clear overview on how an organization needs to plan its reaction to incidents so that outage be limited and activity resumed as soon as possible.

Marketing Plan Template
Marketing Plan

Free marketing timeline model that, once customized, effectively outlines your overall marketing strategy and serves as a solid visual aid to support marketing plan presentations.

1-Year Plan Template
1-Year Plan

Clear timeline sample for outlining the objectives of a business that operates on an annual rhythm, or of a plan that spans over 12 months or less.

Event Planning Timeline Template
Event Planning Timeline

Simple timeline model showing all the major deadlines on a single summary slide, acting as a useful resource for event planners who are managing teams and vendors.

Milestone Chart Template
Milestone Chart

Milestone chart sample that focuses on the main sequence of events, targets and objectives that need to be achieved throughout a project’s lifecycle, from which planners can build more comprehensive plans.

5-Year Plan Template
5-Year Plan

Easy-to-understand timeline template that helps summarize long-term plans and illustrate the stages, milestones and resources needed to deliver a 5-year project.

Task List Timeline Template
Task List

Swimlane-based timeline sample that helps better organize and track tasks across departments and teams, highlighting the impact of changes on other stages of the project.

Action Plan Timeline Template
Action Plan

Flexible timeline example structured into 3 generic process stages set against an adjustable timeline backdrop, complete with fully customizable milestones.

Project Overview Template
Project Overview

Timeline example with multi-colored and diversely shaped objects to represent tasks and milestones and ensure a clear structure and layout to any project presentation, helping business professionals present the management framework for their project in a clear manner.

Business Plan Template
Business Plan

Clear, ready-made timeline sample with tasks well-delimited through three separate color codes and in-a-row layout to enable planners to create effective, one-page business plans that channel the audience’s attention to its most important aspects.

Criminal Investigation Timeline Template
Criminal Investigation Timeline

Native PowerPoint timeline slide with a simple-to-follow layout of key facts that lawyers can use to create clear chronological, fact-based visual exhibits for their court arguments.

Daily Schedule Template
Daily Schedule

Template displayed graphically as an hourly timeline, providing a simpler way of seeing and checking schedules at a glance.

Meeting Schedule Template
Meeting Schedule

Meeting schedule template designed in a Gantt chart style to assist with the scheduling and organization of a meeting itinerary or agenda.

Legal Litigation Timeline Template
Legal Litigation Timeline

Native PowerPoint timeline sample that is easy to edit and share; designed to enable litigators exhibit their trial data and case information to the jury in a refreshing and easy-to-follow way.

Project Management Template
Project Management

Intuitive timeline example created to help project managers plan and communicate their projects broadly. Illustrating critical tasks, milestones and general progress, it gives a clear overview at a glance.

Crisis Management Plan Template
Crisis Management Plan

Professionally-designed timeline example structured in swimlanes that covers all the steps and processes one needs to follow in a crisis management process, from when the crisis occurs to response, business continuity process, recovery, and review.

Program Plan Template
Program Plan

Color-coded timeline split into blocks to help program managers visually map multiple projects or phases with a complex program, thus giving a high-level and complete picture of their plans.

Work Plan Template
Work Plan

Planner timeline template chronologically illustrating the major milestones and key tasks of a project to make a high-level model of what work needs to be done.

Marketing Swimlanes Roadmap Template
Marketing Swimlanes Roadmap

Swimlane diagram example that provides a crisp, well-structured illustration of the tasks and milestones of your marketing campaign, according to the phase of the campaign to which they belong.

Court Timeline Template
Court Timeline

Intuitive template with multi-colored milestones and simple formatting that lawyers and legal professionals can use to create compelling courtroom chronological visuals for trial presentations, such as opening arguments, witness examination or closing statements.

Weekly Work Schedule Template
Weekly Work Schedule

Simple-to-communicate PowerPoint slide that can be used for a variety of scenarios, from simplifying staffing timetables or coverage charts, to creating weekly agendas or shift schedules.

Blank Timeline Template
Blank Timeline

Generic timeline example that can be easily customized to quickly make an impressive, high-level summary of important events in a chronological order.

What is a project timeline template?

A project timeline template is a pre-made model of a horizontal bar chart that you can customize with your own data to chronologically display the events and activities involved in a project. Providing you with a predefined structure for your tasks and milestones, a project timeline template will simplify the work of creating a clear schedule of your project.

Does Office have a timeline template?

Yes, Microsoft Office does offer several basic timeline templates within its suite of programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint). However, these timeline templates can prove limited or unsuited for bigger and more complex projects.

If you want to learn how to make a timeline using Microsoft Office tools, we’ve put together a whole collection of free tutorials  to help you get started.

Is there a timeline template for PowerPoint?

As part of the MS Office suite of programs, PowerPoint does provide a few simple types of graphics and charts that users can manually format and adjust to create a basic timeline.

However, manually building timelines in PowerPoint is not only time-consuming, but also frustrating when it comes to updating the visual. To help you save time and effort, we’ve created this collection of free PowerPoint timeline templates that you can download and easily customize for your specific purposes.

You can modify any of these project timeline templates manually or automatically, after you install the free timeline maker add-in for PowerPoint called Office Timeline. The add-in will automate the entire process of creating, updating and customizing a timeline chart. You also get access to additional professionally-designed project timeline templates right inside the presentation platform.

Updating your template is simple and fast.

Use the Office Timeline PowerPoint add-in to quickly update any of these timeline templates or create your own project visuals. Easily change the texts, dates, colors, shapes and styles of your timeline, right from inside PowerPoint.

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