About this template

This template is a basic timeline that can be used for various purposes. It allows you to list events or milestones in chronological order. The template includes years along the bottom and space for descriptions or images above each year.

For example, you could use this template to create a timeline of your company’s history, your achievements, or even historical events. Customizing the text and images allows you to create a timeline that effectively shows important milestones in your projects or more.

How to use this template

Step 1

Click Use this template.

Step 2

Begin customizing the template in EdrawMax online. You can start by double-clicking any text and adding relevant dates/event descriptions.

Step 3

Add more elements to the timeline by dragging and dropping them from the elements panel on the left side. Customize styles/colors by right-clicking any element and using the customization bar.

Step 4

Export your work with EdrawMax Online. Use the SVG, PPTX, PDF, or JPG formats.

Benefits of the simple timeline template

A well-crafted timeline acts as a roadmap, visually organizing events and keeping everyone on the same page. It encourages clear communication by ensuring everyone involved understands deadlines and milestones. By laying out the big picture, a timeline allows for strategic planning and avoids getting bogged down in details.

This clarity also promotes collaboration among team members, all working towards the same goals. In short, a timeline keeps you focused and moving forward with yourself or with other team members. Be sure to utilize these tools whenever planning something.

Additionally, these can be used for studying, especially when the topic includes dates or processes. Using a timeline helps outline events in history, for example. Your brain also remembers these topics better because you’ve been organizing them visually. Simple timelines are a great studying aid, too.

Frequently asked questions

  • Microsoft Word’s SmartArt feature lets you create simple timelines. Just go to the Insert tab and click SmartArt. Then, go to the Process menu and click Basic Timeline. Edit the text to customize it and change the colors to personalize it.
  • A simple timeline can be made using tools with diagramming support. Popular options include Adobe Express, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Wondershare EdrawMax. To edit the timeline above, use Wondershare EdrawMax. It offers other simple timeline templates, too.
  • Creating a timeline by hand requires a pen and paper. You can also add other markers and coloring materials to the mix. Start by creating a straight line across the page. Then, add vertical lines to mark events and spaces for event descriptions. Of course, you should add the dates and events next.
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