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Answered By: Kate Anderson, Business Librarian
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2018     Views: 205

Gantt charts are often used for project management, whether in business or personal life. This type of chart is useful because it displays a list of activities or tasks along a set timeline. A Gantt chart helps track the progress of a project, and ensures all tasks are complete by a specific date. 

To learn more about Gantt charts, why you would use them, and how to set them up, read: 

Often businesses will use project management software to create Gantt charts; however, individuals can create basic Gantt charts using Excel. Follow these simple steps if using Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013, or 2016.

1. Open Excel

2. In the Search for online templates box, type in "Gantt"

Microsoft Excel search

3. Select "Gantt Project Planner"

Selecting Gantt Project Manager from a menu of options

4. Select "Create"

5. Follow instructions as they appear on the screen.

6. If additional help is needed, search online for additional articles on Gantt or YouTube videos.