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Gantt Chart Software for Excel

OnePager Express is an easy Gantt chart software package for Microsoft Excel. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create an Excel Gantt chart without using Microsoft Project.

Gantt chart software like OnePager Express creates reports like these using any Excel spreadsheet.

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Building a Gantt chart does not require complicated project management software like Microsoft Project. In fact, it's easy to build a simple one from an Excel spreadsheet using OnePager Express Gantt chart software. If you aren't familiar with OnePager Express or Gantt charts in general, download a 15-day free trial to see how easy it is:

Simple Instructions

These instructions are designed for people don't already have a project plan in Excel. You can use our example Excel project plan as a starting point and follow these abbreviated steps to create your chart in a matter of minutes.

  1. Start by downloading these two sample files to your downloads folder or to your desktop. The Excel file contains the task/milestone data, and the *.tat file is the OnePager template that will drive the formatting of the chart you're about to create.

      Simple Excel Project Plan.xlsx (Excel File)
      Simple Excel Project Plan.tat (OnePager Template)

  1. Open the Excel file that you just downloaded. From Excel's Add-Ins tab, click the OnePager Express button:

    OnePager Express add-in launch from Excel.

  2. On the Start screen, click NEW to begin building a new Gantt chart:

    OnePager Express start screen.

  3. On the next screen, locate the Starting Template section, and go to Change > BROWSE FILES. Browse to your desktop and select the Simple Excel Project Plan.tat that you downloaded in step #1:

    Change your OnePager template.

  4. With your Excel file loaded and your OnePager template selected, click Next, and then on the following screen, click Create new chart. OnePager will import the data from your Excel file and create a Gantt chart in just a few seconds:

    Gantt Chart Software Excel

Now that you've done this, you can go back to Excel and adjust the spreadsheet to match the dates and deliverables of your real-world project plan. Once you've done this, follow the same steps again with your updated Excel sheet, and you'll be well on your way! 15-Day
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Detailed Instructions

These instructions are designed for people who have already built a project plan in Excel and need to import what they already have into OnePager. These instructions also provide more details about customization along the way.

    1. Launch your Excel Gantt chart software by double-clicking the OnePager Express icon on your desktop:

      Launch icon for OnePager Express Gantt chart software for Excel

    2. From the start screen, click NEW to build start building your Excel Gantt chart:

      The OnePager Express start screen is the first step to creating an Excel Gantt chart.

    3. Click Select, then Browse to find the Excel spreadsheet(s) that you want to use for your Gantt chart.

      OnePager Express can build Gantt charts from one or more Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

      You can use a simple Excel spreadsheet for starters, as long as you list each task, the start date, and the finish date like this:

      OnePager Express builds Excel Gantt charts from one spreadsheets or several.

    4. Name your Gantt chart. You can import everything from Excel, or filter a set of tasks and milestones. In this example, we'll include everything.

      Set up your Gantt chart in OnePager Express' easy import wizard.

    5. Click Next to quickly review the fields you are importing from Excel:

      Import any fields from Excel into your Gantt chart.

    6. Finally, hit the yellow Create new Chart button to pull in your Excel spreadsheet and create the Gantt chart:

      Excel Gantt chart created in OnePager Express

    7. If your Excel Gantt chart looks good as-is, go to File > Save As to export it to PDF, PowerPoint, or another format for easy sharing. If your Gantt chart needs a little touch-up, OnePager Express offer the most layouts and customizations of any Gantt chart software.

      OnePager Express Excel Gantt chart exported to PowerPoint.

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