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25+ Free Timeline Templates in PPT, Word, Excel, PSD | Powerful & Easy to Modify

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Team Superside9 min read
25+ Free Timeline Templates In PPT, Word, Excel, PSD

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One of the most popular PowerPoint templates is the PowerPoint timeline template. If used effectively, it can deliver powerful presentations that include all the attributes listed above.

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What is a Timeline?

A timeline is a visual representation of information or events displayed in chronological order.

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This PowerPoint timeline segment depicts part of a company’s history and its major milestones between 1987 and 2017.

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1. Project timeline template

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This multi-color, minimalist project timeline template is great for pitching a project to a client, in an in-house management meeting, or for presenting a new project to the team and organizing it efficiently. The minimalist format will let you focus on relevant information, but at the same time present it to the audience in a visual-friendly manner. This timeline format is great for splitting the project stages into quarterly time sequences.

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2. Business plan timeline template

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This formal corporate template is great for presenting the company’s yearly business plan or an event timeline. This business timeline template uses quarters as time units, but this can be easily changed, depending on the purpose of the presentation.

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3. Wave timeline template

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This wave timeline template has an original design, bold colors and manages to differentiate itself from the common horizontal or vertical templates we usually see. We believe this would be a excellent choice for a creative marketing timeline.

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4. Hexagon timeline template

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This modern and minimalist timeline manages to make the most out of a slide’s space, due to its creative layout. It can be used for several purposes, whether as a business timeline template, a project management timeline template or even an event timeline template.

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5. Creative timeline template

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Our designers have created this edgy and vibrant orange template with the client’s objective in mind. This creative approach is great for a project timeline template, such as presenting tasks or setting milestones, but also for succinct business plan timeline presentations.

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6. Event timeline template

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This clear and intuitive event timeline template can efficiently be used for a wide array of events, such as conferences, meetings, workshops, etc. If it needs to be used for a multiple-day event, it can easily be replicated for different days.

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7. Meeting timeline template

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Our designers have created this colorful and flat graphics event timeline template, which can be a great choice for event or meeting timelines. It can also be used for project management purposes if the hours are replaced by dates.

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8. Baloon timeline design template

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Colorful, minimalist and with a modern feel, this PowerPoint template can best be used as a business plan timeline or even as a history timeline template, showcasing the company’s completed milestones or highlighting the key moments in its history.

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9. Circle timeline template

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This clean, professional task timeline template was created by our Superside designers especially for project managers who wish to use it as a project management timeline template that is easy to follow and highlights the essential tasks of a project. Its clarity and readability make it easier for every person involved in the project to follow and get a transparent image of the project flow.

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10. History timeline template

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This stylish, professional history timeline template can be used as either an in-house presentation tool in the orientation process for new employees or for high-level client presentations. It can increase their confidence in the company by presenting its history and biggest achievements.

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11. Arrow timeline template

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This multi-color, modern timeline design template is highly effective as a business plan template, or even as a project timeline, highlighting milestones or goals progressively, from idea to success, as emphasized by the arrow pointing upwards. Arrows are a powerful addition to timeline presentations, conveying a journey and making it easier for the audience to follow the process or flow described.

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12. Professional business plan timeline template

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Our designers know how much professionalism and visual impact matter in the business context, and that is exactly why they created this modern, flat-graphic design, suitable for business presentations or for breaking down a project into key tasks for the team.

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13. Modern history timeline template

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The visual impact of a history timeline presentation can be the key element that makes or breaks a presentation of this kind. This modern and elegant history timeline template will stir the audience’s curiosity and keep them alert.

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14. Project management timeline template

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Unlike some of the project management PowerPoint templates we’ve seen before, this one uses time instead of tasks as a reference, splitting the project into monthly milestones.

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15. Road timeline template

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This multi-color, modern-looking timeline is a fitting example of an inspired and original vertical timeline template. This can be used in presenting business or project milestones, plans or events.

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Other Sources for Free PowerPoint Timeline Templates

Because we know how important it is for business professionals to be presented with several choice options, we have also created a list of the 14 best places to find both paid and free PowerPoint timeline templates:

  1. Edrawsoft.com
  2. Madprocessing.co
  3. Officetimeline.com
  4. Slideteam.net
  5. Slidehunter.com
  6. Poweredtemplate.com
  7. Sketchbubble.com
  8. Presentationgo.com
  9. Free-power-point-templates.com
  10. Slidemodel.com
  11. Showeet.com
  12. Ganttopia.com
  13. Graphicriver.net
  14. Templates.office.com

According to our specialists at Superside, top three choices are:

If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person and you have an idea in mind, or you want to see how to create a timeline template, check out one of the insightful and clearly explained YouTube tutorials on how to create an interactive timeline in PowerPoint and learn how to do this yourself.

What is the Office Timeline PowerPoint Add-in?

The Office Timeline PowerPoint Add-in is a Microsoft PowerPoint plugin that can quickly and efficiently help you create timeline and project slides. Once you have the plugin installed, you may choose between Metro, Phases, Interval or Gantt styles. From there on, you can easily start creating your timeline since it is intuitive.

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Alternatives to PowerPoint for creating a timeline

Are there any alternatives to PowerPoint when creating a timeline presentation? Yes, there are. You can create a timeline using Word or Excel. We have put together a list of the best free templates for either of these two Microsoft Office programs.

Free Word timeline templates:

a. 12-Month Timeline Template
b. Project Planning Timeline Template
c. Project Timeline Template
d. Historical Timeline Template

Free Excel timeline templates:

a. Project Timeline with Milestones
b. Project Timeline Template
c. Bubble Chart Timeline Template
d. Project Schedule Template

When and why are timelines used?

Business and project management professionals use PowerPoint timeline templates because these types of templates are clean and clear, presenting information in an intuitive, succinct and professional manner, keeping the audience engaged and focused.

Project timeline templates can differ quite a lot, depending on their purpose, whether for planning, educating or informing, but also depending on their business utility, from delegating basic tasks to presenting more complex infrastructure rollouts.

Some of the most common types of timelines used in business include:

  • Project management timeline template – used either in-house or in front of clients, and great for creating a clear visual of tasks, milestones or deadlines;
  • Business plan template;
  • History timeline template – great for emphasizing dates and milestones;
  • Event timeline template.

Since it is such an important PowerPoint slide that is used often, we have created some timeline variations for you to download for free:

If you are looking for a timeline infographic template to organize the information and present it in a linear way, websites like Behance or Canva have a vast collection of great timeline infographics, such as this illustrated timeline infographic.

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If you prefer to focus on other projects, outsource your timeline designs to Superside. Our graphic design services will deliver an eye-catching presentation, whether we implement your specifications or create a complex, high-end design. Our teams are standing by 24/7, ready to begin within 30 minutes. Let’s get started.

Published: Sep 4, 2018
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