SmartDraw's timeline maker is the quickest way to create timelines and other historical charts. You start by choosing the timeline starter template, then add your timeline events or historical milestones, and SmartDraw's automated timeline software does the rest, spacing dates and events automatically. SmartDraw includes symbols that you can add easily or you can even upload your own photos or graphics. And to make your timeline look professionally-designed, our timeline maker provides themes for presentation-quality results that can be shared online, or exported to Microsoft Office® or PDF.
Timelines show the steps or events of a process or project over a certain period of time. They show minimal detail, but they do make it easy to see when each step of the process must be completed. A timeline consists of a horizontal bar or line representing time progressing from left to right. This bar is marked with events or steps to indicate when they should or did happen.