How to Create and Manage Timeline in MS Word?

If you want to make a schedule, project plan, or milestones, then you should create a timeline graphic which is more effective than a plain text. Microsoft Word is the useful application of MS Office which gives you the built-in tools and layouts through which you can create a timeline graphics. You can install this useful application via www.office.com/setup. In this blog, you will read how to create a timeline in MS Word.

Create a Timeline in Word for WindowsOffice.com/setup

For this, first you have to open a Word document. Then you should select Insert option and then choose SmartArt. Now, the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box appear on your computer screen. Then you have to go to the left side and just select Process. Here, you have to choose one of the timeline types. After this, you should select OK button. Now the timeline template is inserted into your document, and also with a floating SmartArt Text pane. Then in the Type your text here pane, you have to select a text box and then you should type or paste the content which you want to add to the timeline section. Here, each section of the timeline is highlighted.

If you want to add additional items to the timeline, then you have to go to the text pane, just you should place the cursor at the end of any text field, and hit on Enter key. This will create a new line. If you want to delete an item on the timeline, then just go to the text pane and then you have to delete the entire line of text.

Now, all the timeline items are appears on the uppermost level, which makes a parent milestone. You can also demote or promote a timeline item to make a sub-milestone. For this, you should right-click on the item and then just select Demote or Promote. If you want to shift an item, then you have to right-click on it, and then just select Move Up or Move Down. 

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Create a Timeline in Word for Mac OS:

For this, first you have to open a Word document. Then you have to select Insert option and then just choose SmartArt or you can also Insert a SmartArt Graphic, according to the version of Word you are using. Now, you have to select Process and then you should choose from one of the timeline types. Now you will see the timeline template is inserted into the document, and also with the floating SmartArt Text pane. Here, you should select any text box and then just type or paste the content which you want to add to the section. And then each section is highlighted when its value is clicked.

If you want to add or remove items from the timeline, then you should select Plus (green) or Minus (red) from the SmartArt Text pane. And all the timeline items will appear on the uppermost level, which makes a parent milestone. Here, you can also demote or promote a timeline item to create a sub-milestone. For this, you should choose the right arrow (Demote) or left arrow (Promote) from the SmartArt Text toolbar. If in case, you want to shift an item in the timeline, you should select the Move Up or Move Down arrow.

The above method will help to create and manage a Timeline in Word for Mac or Windows. For more details, you should visit to the site of MS Office via www.office.com/setup.

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