How to reorder your tasks



When generating your visual, Office Timeline Online will position your tasks on the graphic in the order you’ve entered them in Data View or the way they were arranged in your Excel table when importing. When customizing or updating your graphic and adding new items, you may want to reorder the tasks to provide a clear view of your project. This can be easily done either from the Timeline View or Data View. Here’s how it works:


Timeline View

  1. Select the task bar you wish to move or just hover your cursor over it. What we’d recommend you to pay attention to here is that your cursor’s shape changes into a cross before moving forward. Otherwise, you may end up repositioning a centered text or resizing the task bar instead of moving the task.


  2. Now, drag the task bar vertically in the desired position relative to the other tasks until you see a red guiding line, which indicates you’ve chosen a valid spot. Simply drop the task there, and the web tool will instantly reposition it.


  3. Repeat for the rest of the tasks you wish to reorder – it’s quick and easy!

Note: As you drag a task bar, you'll notice that Office Timeline automatically detects the axis you're moving on and locks you on that axis to prevent unwanted changes – e.g. changing dates because your mouse slipped and dragged vertically when all you wanted was to move a task higher. Hold Shift while dragging If you wish to unlock the axes and move tasks freely, in any direction.


Data View

In Data View, you can automatically reorder all your data by Start Date, End Date or any other criterion simply by clicking on the corresponding column header.reorder-using-column-heading.png

If you wish to rearrange tasks manually in your data list, you can do so using drag & drop:

  1. From your data list, hover your mouse over the task you wish to move, and you’ll see six little dots right to the left of its title.


  2. Click on the dots and drag them higher or lower in the list to move your task in the desired position. Just like in the Layout View, the red guiding line you’ll see on the page indicates you’ve chosen a valid spot.


  3. Once you drop your task in the desired spot, Office Timeline Online will automatically update the graphic.updated-timeline-after-reordering.png


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