If you don't have OnePager Express, you can download a free trial and follow these step-by-step instructions to build an Excel schedule view:
- Build a simple project plan in Excel. In this example, we have a separate row for each task, with a start and finish date. We also specified which phase of the project the tasks belong to:
- Double-click the OnePager Express icon on your desktop. From the Start screen that appears, choose New.
- Choose your Excel spreadsheet as the source file for your project timeline.
- OnePager Express will launch an easy import wizard. Give your Excel schedule a name, and specify a snapshot (status date) as shown below:
- Click Next and double-check that the columns you're importing from Excel are the ones you want in your Excel project plan:
- Click on the Create new project view to build a summary of your Excel schedule, and customize the look and feel if you'd like:
- You now have an eye-catching Gantt chart from Excel 2013 or Excel 2010, that you can share with the rest of your team. Just go to Home > Copy, and paste your chart into PowerPoint.
It's really easy to get started! The best part is that you can customize your OnePager Express report to:
- Change colors, symbols, and fonts with conditional formatting
- Automatically group tasks into swimlanes by resources, project phase, or any other Microsoft Excel data
- Update your report (without starting over) any time your Excel project plan changes
- Add comment boxes, text boxes, curtains, or images to your Gantt chart in Excel 2013 or 2010
OnePager Express is the easiest way to make PowerPoint-ready project plans in Excel. Join the thousands of people just like you who use OnePager today!15-Day