Microsoft Project – copying the Timeline to other applications

If you have created a timeline in Project 2010, Project 2013 or Project 2016, you may want to copy it to another Microsoft application, for example, to a Word document as part of a report or to a PowerPoint presentation to show at a stakeholder meeting, or pasted into an e-mal message.

Ensure the Timeline is visible and click within the Timeline area. The Timeline Tools Format contextual tab should then be visible.

In the Copy group, click on the Copy Timeline dropdown and select one of For E-mail, For Presentation or Full Size.

In this example, I have selected For Presentation.

Open Microsoft PowerPoint and the presentation in which you want to include the timeline. Create a new slide with a blank layout.

Click the Paste button. The Timeline will be added to the slide.

To increase the size of the Timeline, click in a blank space in the Timeline area to select it. Point to the bottom edge of the slide and drag down to select it.

Any of the individual tasks can be formatted within PowerPoint. To format a task, double-click on it. The Drawing Tools Format contextual tab will be displayed. The colour of the shape can then easily be changed, or effects such as bevelling can be added.

Save the PowerPoint presentation in the usual way.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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