Create a timeline chart in everviz

Follow the steps in this article to create a timeline chart in everviz.

Timeline charts are great for seeing the intended progression of key events plotted on a horizontal axis, such as the key events leading up to a work event or wedding. You can add a written description of the event and date information such as a month, quarter, or even a full date.

The everviz timeline chart is already loaded with great example data when you select it, so we’ll use that. This example data tracks the intended timeline of a software project with each block on timeline representing a project milestone.

To create a timeline chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Timeline from the Chart type section to the left of the chart wizard’s screen. Notice that the preview pane changes to reflect the chart type you’ve chosen
  • Click Next to move to the Data step where you can enter the data for your chart, or use the example data already there
  • If using your own data, click the top-left cell (A1) in the data table and press CTRL+A to select all the data in it
  • Press the delete key to remove the example data
  • Copy this example data from its source and paste it into the data table at the top-left cell (A1). You’ll see the newly added data reflected in the preview chart
  • Click Next to move to the Design screen where you can choose a theme for your chart. Click an available theme to see how it looks, or stick with the default theme
  • Click Next to move to the Text & Annotations screen where you can add contextual information to your chart, such as a title, axis labels and a caption
  • Click Next to move to the Save or Publish screen where you can save your chart for later amendment or use, or publish your chart
  • Alternatively, you can click the Continue in Editor button to edit the chart further with more granular options

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