How to show multiple tasks on one row

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Overview 

The Office Timeline Add-in supports grouping multiple tasks on a single row, which allows users to subdivide major activities or events into phases, organize tasks into categories, or simply save space to fit more items on the slide.

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Here we'll show you how to:

A) Group multiple tasks onto a single line
B) Easily move or reorder whole task groups

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A) Grouping multiple tasks in a row

  1. From your timeline slide in PowerPoint, click Edit Timeline on the Office Timeline ribbon to open our visual editor.
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  2. Select the task you wish to move, drag it vertically next to the one(s) you want to align it with, and drop it when you see a pink guiding band like in the image below.

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  3. That's it! Do the same for the other tasks you wish to align or drag them out of the group to move them back on their own separate row.drag-and-drop-tasks-in-row-office-timeline.gif

 

  • Pro Edition Tip: On Swimlane visuals, you can even align milestones on the same row inside a lane or place them in line with tasks.
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B) Move or reorder whole group tasks

One of our favorite time-saving tricks is that you can instantly move or reorder whole task groups in the Edit Timeline window. 

To do so, hold CTRL, select any of the tasks in a row, and then drag vertically. You'll notice the entire group will move as you drag, making it very easy to reorder your items or even align multiple groups fast.

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The same goes for milestone (or mixed) groups on Swimlane visuals – just use CTRL + Drag to move a whole row up or down on the slide.

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