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How to get started with the timeline maker in Lucidchart
Gather and sort historical data by earliest dates
Start with the earliest date in your timeline and end with the last date to reflect a project deadline or turn of events.
Select the timeline shape library and drag elements onto the canvas
Choose either a large block or a thin line, stretched as wide as you’d like. You can toggle between blocks or lines in the editor.
Specify dates and formats on your timeline to generate measurements and time frames
Depending on your topic, your timeline may reflect years, months, weeks, or possibly even hours and minutes.
Add milestones and intervals on your timeline to reflect significant events or spans of time.
Intervals will remain on the line, but you can lengthen your milestone markers to stagger them as you add text.
Title and share your timeline
Export your timeline to a variety of file formats, embed it in a wiki, or generate a URL to share via email or in popular apps such as Slack, Jira, or Confluence.