How to hide or unhide timeline elements

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Overview

By default, when generating a new graphic, Office Timeline online automatically displays your essential data, such as titles and dates, and hides other elements, like task duration and percent complete, to avoid overcrowding. If you wish to conceal details on your graphic or show hidden items, you can do so in the Timeline view at the click of a button. Here's how:

Steps

  1. In the Timeline tab, select the object you wish to hide. If the item is concealable, you will see a toggle button in the Style Pane next to its name. Simply click it, and the selected element will become invisible.

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  2. If you wish to make the object visible again, just switch the button back on and you’re done.

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Useful Tips

  • One of our favorite features is the fact that you don’t have to manually hide or unhide each individual element if you don’t want it displayed on your timeline. After switching on or off the visibility toggle, you can then just click Apply to All and tick the first checkmark in the menu that pops up. This will automatically apply the same visibility status to all similar elements (e.g. for instance, hiding all task dates).apply-visibility-to-all.png
  • In case you're having trouble locating the Hide/Show button for a previously hidden object, there's a trick you can use to get to it fast: simply select any related item, and you will quickly see the toggle you're looking for in the Style Pane. For example, if you want to unhide the % Complete, click on a task bar, and you will see the Hide/Show button as you take a brief look at the sections displayed in the pane.hide-show-toggle-in-style-pane.png

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