Change the timeband's scale from months to anything else

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Overview

Depending on the span of your project, you can adjust the date intervals on your visual's timeband to optimize the way it is displayed. The options available for selection include Hours/Minutes, Days, Weeks, Weeks (ISO), Months, Quarters and Years. Follow the steps below to see how you can switch between these options.

Note: You can also create dateless timelines if you don't know the specific Start and End dates of your projects. See our post on dateless timelines here.

 

Steps

  1. From PowerPoint, open your project's timeline and click on the timeband to bring up its customization options in the Style Pane on the right.
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  2. Here, click the Timescale Settings button.
    timescale-settings-button-style-pane.png

  3. Go to the Scales tab in the Settings window that pops ups access the date intervals available and pick the most suitable one for your current work. The chosen scale will automatically apply to the timeline, and all milestones and tasks will be repositioned according to the new setting.choose-scale-units.png

    In our example below, we changed the scale units from months to weeks.

    final-timeline-scale-changed.png

 

Note: You can also change the Time Period, Language,  or Fiscal Year  of your timeband from the Timescale settings window.

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