Can I add dependencies using the Office Timeline Add-in?

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Adding dependencies on your visual is not yet possible in the Office Timeline add-in. However, you can use PowerPoint's connectors as a workaround to show how your tasks depend on one another. Here's how to do it:

 

Steps

  1. Go to the Insert tab in PowerPoint and click Shapes.

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  2. From the menu that pops up, under the Lines category, choose the type of connector you'd like to use. All line styles except for the last 3 listed work as connectors.

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  3. Now hover your mouse over the first task you wish to link the connector to. You'll notice connection dots will appear over that task.

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  4. Click the dot you want to attach the connector to and then drag it to the second task you wish to link.connect-dependent-tasks.png

 

That's it. The connector created will stay attached to the linked tasks and move together with them even when you change their dates or position on the timeline.

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