How to Create Free Timelines

Timelines can be fun and simple ways to display a set of information in chronological order. A handful of websites can provide you with a basic timeline generator at no cost. All you need to do is input the information you would like on your timeline into the generator, and your personalized timeline will be formulated. Different sites may provide timelines that are somewhat different in design, so you can input the information into different sites and see which one you prefer.

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2 Go to

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3 Click

Click on the "Create a timeline" button in the top, right-hand corner.

4 Click Sign up

Click "Sign up" in the center of the page to register with the site, enabling you to use its free timeline generator.

5 Fill out the form

Fill out the form. Click "Submit." Once you are back on the main page, click on the "Create a timeline" button you tried earlier.

6 Enter a title

Enter a title for your timeline and a custom URL. The URL will go at the end of your link, and will personalize your website address. Select the language it will be displayed in, an optional photo, the timeline's category and its description.

7 Click Create once you

Click "Create" once you are satisfied with the information you have entered.

8 Click on Add Event to go to the event creation screen on Add Event to go to the event creation screen

Click on "Add Event" to go to the event creation screen. Input the time the event happened, the name of the event and any details you want added. Repeat this step for each additional event you want included.

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11 Click on Tools

Click on "Tools," across the top of the screen.

12 Scroll down to Free Printable Page Builders

Scroll down to "Free Printable Page Builders." Click on "Classroom Materials Makers."

13 Click on Timeline

Scroll down and click on "Timeline Generator."

14 Choose

Choose between a horizontal timeline or a vertical timeline.

15 Enter the title of the timeline

Enter the title of the timeline into the box marked "Step 1." In "Step 2," input the date of the event, the name of the event and any information you want included in the timeline.

16 Click Generate Timeline

Click "Generate Timeline" when all information has been entered.

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19 Click on the Parent and After School Resources tab on the Parent and After School Resources tab

Click on the "Parent and After School Resources" tab.

20 Scroll

Scroll down to the green "Games and Tools" box. Click on "See all Games and Tools."

21 Go

Go to the third page of the search results and click on the link for the timeline tool.

22 Click Get Started .''

Click "Get Started."

23 Type in the title of the timeline

Type in the title of the timeline, the author and the unit of measure you would like to use. Click "Next Entry" to proceed.

24 Fill out each entry

Fill out each entry by giving the event a numerical value, a title and a description.

25 Click Finished

Click "Finished" once all events have been entered.

Kathleen Odenthal began her journalism career in 2010 writing for various websites. She specializes in mental health, nutrition and consumer product reviews and holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Southern California.