How to make timelines and Gantt charts in hours and minutes

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Overview

Office Timeline has a powerful feature that enables you to create timelines, Gantt charts and other visuals scaled down to hours and minutes. This article will guide you through the process or you can watch the video at the bottom of this page.

Steps

Click on New in the Office Timeline tab to access the Timeline Creator Wizard, choose the timeline style you want, and then go through the following steps:

  1. From the "Milestones" tab, click on the "Clock" icon in the upper right corner of the window to activate the Hours & Minutes feature. This will add an extra column in your milestone table, where you can add your specific times.office-timeline-hours-and-minutes-ui.png

  2. After you enter your milestones, click on the third column to open the "Time Setter" and select the specific times for each milestone. Alternatively, you can type the exact hours and minutes directly into the time field.office-timeline-hours-and-minutes-ui-expanded.png

  3. Note: You can also use the "Time Setter" to change the length of the working day. Setting the work hours correctly is important for the add-in to accurately calculate task durations, and it will also allow for a more practical milestone placement.

  4. Click on the right arrow to go to the next page and repeat the same steps in the Tasks.

As a final note, remember that, once you’ve finished building your timeline, you can easily change date and time formats using the "Date Format" picker in the Office Timeline ribbon. To do so, simply click on "Date Format" in either the "Milestone" or "Task" group, select your desired options, and Office Timeline will automatically apply your changes to all milestones or tasks.

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Please see video below:

 

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