Make a “Diagramme de Gantt” in PowerPoint

Clearly communicating your project timeline to international teams, managers and partners is critical when working across cultures.  Doing so requires project presentation tools that are flexible enough to accommodate the local language of your audience.  In the example below we created a Diagramme de Gantt and selected French as the local language setting in Office Timeline.  For enterprises engaged in cross-border collaboration or cross-border selling, adjusting to the native language will create a good first impression.  This rule is important for any Gantt chart timeline presentation.   The steps below explain how you can quickly make a Diagramme de Gantt in PowerPoint using the light-weight add-in for PowerPoint – Office Timeline 2013.Diagramme de Gantt

Office Timeline 2013 provides two easy ways to localize the language of your Diagramme de Gantt or any other timeline presentation.  Download Office Timeline Free Edition

Step 1: First, while you are in the Wizard, choose the native language for timeband on your Gantt diagram . This is easy to do and makes a terrific first impression.  Simply set the Timeband Language from the Language drop-down menu on the Scale tab of the Office Timeline Wizard.

Step 2: Next, adjust the date format in your Gantt diagram, from US to International.  This is done from the Office Timeline ribbon in PowerPoint by using either the Task or Milestone date format.

Using these two simple steps to localize your Diagramme de Gantt will distinguish you and your work among your cross border clients, colleagues and managers. A Gantt chart template will help speed the process as you develop the Ganttproject presentation.

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