How to export Timeline in MS PROJECT 2010



this will be a short one! After you have your Timeline ready, you should use it for reporting purposes in MS PROJECT 2010. You can Report to your Project Sponsor, Project Manager (if you are not one), Stakeholders, Managers, etc.

There is no such a thing like Export Button but there is another one called Copy Timeline. To reach this button, click anywhere in the Timeline View and then choose the Format Tab:


There are three possibilities:

  • For E-mail, which means that MS PROJECT 2010 will compress Timeline approx. to the 60% of the full size
  • For Presentation, which means that MS PROJECT 2010 will compress Timeline approx. to the 90% of the full size
  • Full size, which means that MS PROJECT 2010 will do no compression to the Timeline

I will choose it one by one and then I will post them to the Outlook (I am old fashioned boy so I will use CTRL+V as a Paste option):





You can paste timeline to Word, PowerPoint, or Visio! Here is example of PowerPoint:


For the end, use the TimeLine View to make quick and Visible Reports. This is a powerfull feature in the MS PROJECT 2010!




About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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1 Response to How to export Timeline in MS PROJECT 2010

  1. Jolene McAfee says:

    Thank you! This is what I needed.

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