Office Timeline Review: The Pro Timeline Maker [2022]

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This review of Office Timeline Pro will discuss the pros and cons associated with the PowerPoint plugin.

What is Office Timeline?
How does Office Timeline work
Automatically update progress
In just a few clicks, you can create impressive PowerPoint timelines
How do you get the data into your plugin?
Sync your Excel data
View the Timeline
Add swim lanes onto your timeline
PowerPoint allows you to add additional items
Styling your timeline
Why use templates?
FAQIs Office Timeline a Microsoft Product?
What Microsoft Office program is best to use for timelines?
How can I create a timeline free of charge?

Timeline for Product Launches in the Office
Pricing: A Pro version one-year license costs $99. The Plus version costs only $59.
Hosting model: While the’main’ version of Office Timeline for Mac is a Windows plugin it is possible to run the cloud version in the browser.
Languages: The interface will use whatever language PowerPoint is installed in. You can change the timeline language to show weeks/months in any standard Office language.
Summary of Office Timeline: Office Timeline allows you to create timelines from within PowerPoint or any other browser. It allows you to visually communicate key dates and project tasks in an easy-to-use format. Managers will love this app because it makes it easy to create attractive timelines, Gantt charts and swimlane diagrams. What is Office Timeline?
Office Timeline allows you to create visual timelines and Gantt charts in Microsoft PowerPoint or within your browser.
The PowerPoint plugin and browser versions allow you to create visuals of key dates and milestones, tasks, and project schedules. There are many styling options available to match your company’s brand.
How does Office Timeline work
Office Timeline works in PowerPoint so you don’t have to leave your slides. The plugin adds menu options for PowerPoint.
A timeline is a visual representation that shows the passage of time. The timeband, which is the main line marking the time intervals, can be expressed as:
Hours and minutes (At first glance, you might not see the benefit in a minute by minute timeline. However, in some legal projects I’ve worked in, I know it would be useful to be able track an event as it unfolds in minutes. This is also useful for IT go lives where we tracked tasks to the big’switch-on’ overnight.

Tasks are placed above or below the timeband.
Milestones are closer to the timeband, either above or below it.
You can basically time anything, even Agile sprints or release schedules.
Automatically update progress
One feature I love is the ‘Today’ marker. This has been really helpful when I used Office Timeline.
You can reset the Today marker to the current day every time you open the PowerPoint slide. You can also modify it manually to show the current situation. It’s a hit with sponsors!
In just a few clicks, you can create impressive PowerPoint timelines
Office Timeline is very easy to use. I started with the free version, then upgraded to the paid version (which I don’t have for work, but I was allowed access to the Pro version to review).
It was used to summarize project key dates for my project board reports. Here’s how it works.
To create a new timeline, click on the New button. Or you can use one of the templates to get started.
How do you get the data into your plugin?
There are two options available:
Start from scratch to create task information
You can copy and paste data from Excel or import it: you will need description, start date, and end date. If the end and start dates are identical, Office Time will populate them.