What to put in a timeline
Text, SmartArt graphics, and pictures offer you visual elements for a timeline. Use the Office Excel 2007 grid to accurately layout and align the elements. Younger students can even build a timeline with pictures instead of words. These samples and step-by-step instructions will give you an idea of what can be done.
You can add cell colors and angled text to your timeline.
This timeline uses angled text within cells, borders around the cells, and cell fill colors.
Try using callout shapes and clip art to enhance your timeline.
This timeline uses callout shapes, cell fill colors, and clip art. To add a callout, on the Insert tab in the Illustrations group, click Shapes, and then select a callout or any of the other shapes. Then, type a caption.
Two variations on these timelines:
You can build a timeline with SmartArt.
This timeline was created with SmartArt. You can choose a pre-built SmartArt timeline framework that includes all of the graphical elements and then add your text. You can further customize the look of a timeline by applying a SmartArt style.