2022-09-06 10:19:44 • Filed to:
PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
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When you think of a Gantt chart, PowerPoint probably comes to mind. Whether it's executives expounding their plans for their department's future or a team leader reviewing her project's progress with her team members, Gantt charts are a powerful way to visually express hard numeric data. And that's the purpose of a PowerPoint presentation, right?
There are a couple of ways to do this. If you're using a Gantt chart template, PowerPoint offers a lot of customization options for you. On the other hand, creating a Gantt chart in PowerPoint 2016 or an older version from scratch can be a way to polish your PowerPoint skills, which is always useful as you go up the corporate ladder.
This article shows you how to create a Gantt chart in PowerPoint 2013 as well as older and newer versions. The approach is pretty much the same, with some variations in what options you have to work with.
First of all, what is a Gantt chart? To understand this, consider a timeline where several tasks have to be executed according to their own individual timelines, but it is important to know how those overlap with other tasks so the project manager can deploy or allocate resources in a more efficient manner. And, for everyone on the team to understand how their role plays a part of the whole, a Gantt chart is the perfect tool.
The question is, how do you create a Gantt chart in PowerPoint? The short answer: you can't, unless you have a lot of time on your hands to keep moving back and forth between Excel and PowerPoint and keep importing and modifying the data. The more efficient way is to get a Gantt chart template, so your work gets cut in half. Here's what to do:
Making a Gantt chart for your PowerPoint presentation gives your report a lot of pizzazz and sophistication, but when you want to distribute such a document among your colleagues, to your bosses, or share it with other departments and teams, the best document format for that is PDF.
The Portable Document Format is designed for data integrity, distribution, convenience, security, and other attributes. With a robust PDF editor like Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor, you'll have everything you need to import PPT as PDF and edit, annotate, and convert it into other shareable and editable formats. You can also apply encryption and password security, as well as add various elements like watermarks and backgrounds. In addition, you can create interactive forms, fill forms, extract data, perform OCR, and do other advanced tasks. Here are a few of those in detail:
The Convert option is frequently used, so it is conveniently placed in the ribbon toolbar of the "Convert" tab.
Create a PDF Form
Another useful function is the ability to create fully interactive PDF forms automatically or manually. Here are the steps to follow to automatically convert a non-interactive form into a fillable one:
If you want to create a fillable form, follow these steps instead:
PDF remains the number one file format for sharing information, and PDFelement is the ideal utility for your tool belt.