If your timeline or Gantt chart has too many tasks that are beginning to run off your slide, you can adjust them quickly using Office Timeline’s controls to maximize space. Here’s how you can create room to fit more tasks on your timeline:
Adjust the thickness of your task bars. Select the task bar (or task bars) you want to thin down and, from the Style Pane on the right, change the size to Thin.
Note: Office Timeline lets you change the size of all tasks simultaneously without having to select them all. To do so, select a task bar that has the desired thickness, click the dropdown arrow on the Apply to All button below the Size and Spacing options, and choose Size.
Change the spacing between task bars. Select a task bar (or more) and, from the Style Pane, click on Narrow under the Spacing options to reduce the space between your selected bar and the task below it.
Note: You can use the Apply to All functionality to change the spacing between all tasks simultaneously.
Group multiple tasks onto a single row to save space and fit more items on your slide. Find out all about showing tasks in a row here. Inside Swimlanes, you can even place milestones on the same row with tasks to optimize space.