Multiple Timelines Made Easy

PPM Works loved the timeline feature when it was introduced in Microsoft Project 2010. New to Microsoft Project 2016 is the ability to create multiple timelines.


From the Task Views section of the View ribbon select Timeline from the drop down.

task ribbon view tab


From the Format ribbon select Existing Tasks to quickly add tasks to the timeline.


add tasks to timeline

Select Timeline Bar to add additional timelines to the view.


timeline bar and existing tasks




Continue formatting the timeline changing the background color and font color as needed.

change font and color options


Easily drag and drop tasks from one timeline to the other.

timeline color view


When you are ready to share your timeline view select Copy Timeline.

copy timeline

  • For Email allows for easy pasting into an email message
  • For Presentation allows for easy pasting in to a Power Point presentation

Stakeholders do not need Project to open and view the timeline.

Enjoy formatting multiple timelines! Contact us with any questions.


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